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July 16th, 2015

Amagi Coming Into IBC2015 As A Finalist For Their Sundance Channel Global Solution

[SatNews] Amagi has been named a finalist in the IBC2015 Innovation Awards contest in the "Content Distribution" category.

Amagi has been shortlisted for its innovative content regionalization solution provided to Sundance Channel Global. Using Amagi's solution, the network has been able to replace key content on their Latin American feed, content devoted exclusively to the Brazilian audience, without using separate satellite feeds and without any compromise in audiovisual quality.

At the heart of the solution is Amagi's STORM regionalization platform. Sundance Channel Global deployed Amagi's enhanced satellite receiver STORM IRD at headends in Brazil. Unlike traditional solutions, STORM is capable of receiving a satellite feed, recognizing remote-insertion triggers, and inserting regional content. Amagi's content watermark-based workflow makes STORM seamless for broadcasters to use. Through advanced features, STORM enables broadcasters to replace bugs, logos, and other channel graphics with ease.

The IBC Innovation Awards celebrate personalities and organizations that best demonstrate creativity and collaboration in the broadcasting and electronic media industries. Winners will be announced during the IBC2015 Awards Ceremony to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the RAI in Amsterdam.

Executive Comment

"Using Amagi's STORM platform, we have been able to meet viewer demands and now have an increased offering of locally relevant programming," said Dave Alworth, vice president, operations and program administration, Sundance Channel Global.