Arqiva wants to help rights holders, broadcasters and platform operators share content with the launch a new self-service pay-per-use interchange service.
Arqade is a cloud-based platform which can also take content from conventional fibre and satellite inputs, and deliver to TV channels, platforms and online services for streaming and video publishing – all with “robust monitoring and end-to-end technical management” by Arqiva.
According to the company, Arqade offers a streamlined way to discover new cloud-native content in one place, allocate costs accurately, create new channels or fill live event schedules.
Distributors can trial new services, break new markets and direct budget back into programming by leveraging the scale and flexibility of public cloud for distribution, and removing operational complexities of managing underlying infrastructure, said the company.
Arqade simplifies the content delivery process as automated workflows manage syndication and governance, with video delivered in the right formats for target regions and platforms, it added.
Greg Burns, head of products at Arqiva, said: “Arqade gives rightsholders and channel owners an easy way to syndicate their live and linear content while retaining complete control over access.
“Broadcasters and TV platform operators can now rapidly discover, review and request public packages of channels or events to distribute through their own products and services. Arqade is a simple-to-use shop window for originators and the best way for broadcasters and brands to trial new services, break new markets and increase audiences.”