Equestrian sports and lifestyle network, Horse & Country TV, used the Amagi cloud-based broadcasting platform to broadcast the Rolex Grand Prix Live to the UK last month.
The CHIO World Equestrian Festival held at Aachen, Germany is the first event of the prestigious Rolex Grand Prix. This was the first time that the event was broadcast live in the UK. The entire playout was managed remotely by Amagi from its operations center in Bangalore, India, using Amagi Cloudport.
Amagi’s Cloudport platform provides remote playout of channels across multiple platforms, aiming to deliver service-levels that match traditional satellite or fibre models. The platform encompasses remote channel management tools, a cloud-enabled delivery and playout management hub, and remote playout servers at the edges.
“Managing live feeds, inserting graphics, and dynamically altering the playlist based on how an event unfolds is complex, especially when the playout is managed remotely. We are breaking new ground with this innovation on the Cloudport platform. We are quite delighted with the flawless telecast of the live event on Horse & Country TV,” said Srividhya Srinivasan, co-founder and CTO of Amagi Media Labs.
“At Horse & Country TV, we strive to be in the vanguard of adopting new and efficient technologies such as the Cloudport infrastructure for broadcasting,” said Heather Killen, CEO and chairman of Horse & Country TV. “Along with our playout partner Amagi, we have now demonstrated to the broadcast industry that live events can be managed by remote playout systems.”