Viacom18 has launched Rishtey Cineplex in the US using Amagi's Cloudport-managed services. Rishtey Cineplex is a Hindi movie channel that airs Bollywood movies, along with Hindi-dubbed South Indian movies. The channel is part of a growing bouquet of offerings from the Indian media and entertainment conglomerate Viacom18.
Cloudport is the cloud-based managed services platform, offering unparalleled simplicity, advanced automation, and built-in transparency for TV networks to run and control their broadcast operations 24×7 from any remote location. For Viacom18, Amagi architected the entire broadcast workflow – from content preparation to storage and archival, playlist management and scheduling, graphics insertion, hosted playout, last-mile fiber delivery, and 24×7 monitoring.
Hosted on a secure Amazon AWS cloud infrastructure, Cloudport service integrates with third-party partners to deliver the channel feed to Dish TV in the US for distribution. Amagi's edge playout server creates entertainment experience for the channel's viewers, playing feature-rich graphics and DVE based on the channel playlist. Furthermore, Cloudport gives Viacom18 flexibility to expand into new regions, as all of its content assets are now on the cloud.