Avid is launching a subscription-based software platform for production ingest and playout of news, sports, live entertainment and other TV content.
Avid | Stream IO is already being used by broadcasters, including CNBC-TV18 and BQ Prime (formerly BloombergQuint), said the company.
The platform can be configured to ingest or play out IP streams and SDI streams, said Avid, and works with both off-the-shelf certified hardware for on-premises studio environments and standard virtual machines in the cloud.
Avid described the platform as ideal for live entertainment and multi-camera productions, adding Avid | Stream IO will support all common production formats, including SDI at launch, compressed IP streams SRT / RTMP soon after, with NDI, and SMPTE 2110 to follow later next year.
Tim Claman, SVP and general manager of video and media solutions, Avid, said, “Avid | Stream IO is our next-gen production ingest and playout solution, made to accelerate content creation pipelines and future-proof end-to-end Avid workflows. Its flexible software architecture supports on-premises, cloud and hybrid deployment models, but at a lower cost-per-channel than traditional hardware-based systems.”