Amagi Powers Linear Channel Launch for TYT Network on YouTube TV
TYT Network joins Amagi’s growing clientele for its innovative cloud-managed broadcast services
NEW YORK, NY (07 Jun 2018)
Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based managed services for TV and OTT networks, today announced that the leading online talk, news and entertainment network for the connected generation, TYT Network (TYT), has selected its SKYLIGHT services to launch its live linear TV channel with accompanying VOD on popular vMVPDs including YouTube TV.
As audiences in the U.S. are increasingly opting for over-the-top viewing experience, ‘Digital First’ networks are vying to capture and expand viewer-base by bridging the gaps in content offering and viewing experience. “In the last 10 months, we are witnessing a meaningful shift among top ‘Digital First’ networks such as TYT to move from pure Video-On-Demand (VOD) platforms to launch live linear channels on vMVPD platforms,” said Deepakjit Singh, CEO, Amagi.
TYT’s new linear TV channel bridges news and factual entertainment to provide unique and diverse perspectives that are not represented on traditional cable news networks. Featuring live daily programming, popular TV series and award-winning documentary films, TYT Network launched on YouTube TV on May 17, 2018.
“Launching on YouTube TV is a major milestone for TYT. On the technology end, this was made possible by Amagi with its innovative cloud playout platform & services,” said Jack Gerard, Chief Administrative Officer at TYT. Ranked the #1 news brand among millennial viewers by comScore, TYT Network generates over 200 million views a month and is already beating top-tier cable news networks cross-platform. “Our 24/7 TV channel includes several hours of live programming per day, and Amagi makes it easy to air live as well as non-live content side-by-side to create a robust viewing experience on live TV services.”
Amagi manages more than 150 Channels with deployments across 40 countries. In addition to ‘Digital First’ TV networks such as VICELAND and TYT Network, Amagi clients include industry heavyweights such as Turner Broadcasting, Scripps Networks Interactive, Discovery Communications’ DSPORT, and more. Amagi’s CLOUDPORT playout platform uses public cloud infrastructure such as AWS and Microsoft Azure to store and manage content. Using a simple web-based UI, TV networks can create playlists, manage schedules, add advanced dynamic graphics, playout and monitor channels from any remote location. One of the biggest advantages with SKYLIGHT managed service is its proven capability to deliver effortlessly to a number of key OTT platforms including YouTube TV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Amazon Video and Philo TV among others.
“We expect more digital content owners to add linear TV channel offering on top of their existing VOD service. Amagi’s zero CAPEX and low OPEX model along with superior cloud technology capabilities are an unbeatable combination to power linear broadcast on live TV services,” concluded Deepakjit Singh.
For more information about Amagi and its cloud-based broadcast solutions, including SKYLIGHT and CLOUDPORT, visit www.amagi.com.
Amagi is the world’s leading cloud-managed broadcast services and targeted advertising solutions company. Amagi brings simplicity, advanced automation, and transparency to the entire broadcast operation, be it for traditional TV or next-gen multiscreen platforms. Amagi has deployments in over 40 countries, enabling TV networks to launch, operate, and monetize channels anywhere in the world. Amagi Corporation has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, London, Singapore , New Delhi, Mumbai, and an R&D center in Bangalore.