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Amagi To Debut
CLOUDPORT

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t CABSAT 2016, Amagi will debut
its new CLOUDPORT 3.0 playout
platform and show its new CUMULUS
Cloud Broadcast Platform and
THUNDERSTORM platform for dynamic
OTT ad insertion.
CLOUDPORT 3.0 is a new cloud-based
platform for multichannel playout of
both live and nonlinear feeds. The
next-generation CLOUDPORT platform
has transitioned from proprietary
hardware to an Intel server residing
in the cloud, giving broadcasters
more control over their operations.
By hosting a broad range of advanced
playout
capabilities
from
the
Amazon Web Services infrastructure,
CLOUDPORT 3.0 enables TV networks
to launch new channels in less than
four weeks at a fraction of the typical
cost.
Using CLOUDPORT 3.0, broadcasters
can support the entire playout
workflow, from channel branding
and graphics to subtitling, traffic and
scheduling, compliance recording,

quality
control,
multichannel
monitoring, and more. In addition
to delivering content to operator
headends and teleports for further
distribution, CLOUDPORT 3.0 also
offers automated transcoding and
delivery to different VOD and OTT
platforms, enabling broadcasters
to address the growing consumer
demand for multiscreen viewing.
Leveraging the platform's dynamic
and local ad insertion capabilities, TV
networks can increase monetisation.
Full-screen graphics and HEVC
support ensure a high-quality viewing
experience for broadcast subscribers.
Amagi will showcase CUMULUS,
its
cloud
broadcast
platform.
CUMULUS allows TV networks to
prepare, manage, playout, deliver,
and monetise their content, all
through a single platform. Using the
end-to-end cloud service, content
owners and broadcasters can create
and deliver linear and nonlinear
streams across cable, satellite, IPTV,

Amagi CLOUDPORT playout platform

and OTT on-demand platforms,
reducing dependencies on individual
service providers. CUMULUS is built
on a global, secure, and reliable
architecture provided by Amazon Web
Services (AWS), lowering CAPEX and
OPEX.
CUMULUS offers centralised content
storage and archiving, providing
TV networks with transparent, total
access and control of their assets.
Leveraging AWS Glacier, CUMULUS
provides an integrated archival
workflow with instant retrieval of
archived assets. Monetisation can be
realised from content regionalisation
and targeted ad insertion across linear
and OTT feeds, combined with the
opportunity for ad sales partnerships
and programmatic buying.
Amagi will provide a sneak peek at

the new THUNDERSTORM platform,
which enables TV networks to
dynamically insert ads on the server
side, simplifying the delivery of
personalised and targeted ads on
premium live and linear OTT feeds.
With the ability to perform instant,
server-side ad insertion, TV networks
now have an effective approach to
OTT ad insertion compared with the
traditional method of inserting midroll ads on the client side.
The platform allows broadcasters
to insert multiple types of ad formats,
including bugs, L-bands, and linear
video, for ultimate flexibility. Since
ads are stitched at the server level,
THUNDERSTORM
eliminates
the
need to create device-driven OTT
ad streams, making ads compatible
across various screens.

Porsche Motorsport Selects
Teracue IPTV Solutions

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orsche Motorsport is relying on
IPTV solutions from the leading
manufacturer Teracue for the FIA
World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Large amounts of data must
be processed to run the complex
racing cars. The majority of the data
(telemetry) is transmitted to the pit in
real-time using radio from the cars.
There the information is distributed
using a LAN infrastructure.
Additionally live video signals from
cameras inside and outside the race
car and from around the race track
are received and used to monitor and
assess the driving conditions.
Avoiding the necessity to build a
coax network alongside the Ethernet
based PC network, all video sources
are converted to IPTV streams and
distributed over the IP network at the
pit.
On top of that all video streams are
recorded for later analysis. During the

races it must be possible to export
clips of on-going recordings, to use
them as video evidence in case of an
incident, and show them promptly to
the race management centre.
"A flexible product solution from a
single source as well as the personal
contact to Teracue were particularly
important for us," said Markus Currle,
Coordinator LMP1 IT Track Support.
"The various needs of Porsche
Motorsport make the use of a standard
solution impossible. The
ICUE functionality was
extended specifically to
our needs by Teracue.
Thus, a modern and
reliable
end-to-end
solution from software
to the use of DVB
gateways was provided."
Cameras at the race
track provide the signal
sources in DVB-C/T or

ATSC format to the pit. Using the DMMSeries IPTV gateways these signals are
converted to IP and distributed over
the network. Uncompressed SDI video
signals from the race car cameras, are
encoded and streamed using ENC-300
units.
With MC-SCREEN encoding software
it is possible to encode PC desktops
directly and add the displayed
information as video stream to the
network. Streams coming from IP

cameras (pit camera) with RTSP
protocol are received with MC-ROUTE
and converted to standard multicast
traffic. Decoding of the streams is done
with Teracue IP Multi Viewer and IPTV
set-top-boxes.
To provide video evidence all existing
streams are recorded using ICUE Media
Server. In case of an incident and
pending penalty, such as a potential
fault during the pit stop, the team
must prove all work has been done
according to the rules to
avoid the penalty.
ICUE
offers
the
possibility to trim, clip
and export the needed
recordings fast and
direct to provide the
video evidence to the
race
management
centre.
Porsche 919 Hybrid
(Picture: Kevin Decherf)


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