Toronto’s Blue Ant Media Taps Amagi for Delivery of FAST Channel Brands
Blue Ant Media is partnering with Amagi for channel delivery in the US market. Blue Ant Media has deployed Amagi’s award-winning cloud-based channel playout solution, Amagi CLOUDPORT, for rapidly spinning up new channels and delivering them to multiple Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) platforms.
Headquartered in Toronto, Blue Ant Media is a privately held, global content producer, distributor, and TV channel operator. The company creates and produces factual entertainment, lifestyle series, animation, award-winning documentaries and has the largest 4K natural history offering on the market.
“When it comes to distributing 4K UHD channels, the ability to preserve the original quality and deliver a great viewing experience over large screens is critical,” says Julio Sobral, SVP, Latam & U.S. Channel Distribution, Blue Ant Media. “Using Amagi CLOUDPORT, we were able to deliver our 4K UHD channel without transcoding, thereby ensuring that the quality remained intact. Amagi CLOUDPORT could seamlessly integrate with our existing workflow and scheduling engine and deliver high quality output to the distribution platforms.”
Amagi is powering Blue Ant Media’s natural history channel, Love Nature, as a FAST channel on several free streaming services including Samsung TV Plus in 4K, The Roku Channel, PLEX, VIZIO WatchFree+, LocalNow and KlowdTV in the U.S. Amagi also delivers and powers two additional Blue Ant Media FAST HD channels in Canada, including HauntTV, a paranormal-themed channel, and CrimeTime, the ultimate destination for true crime programming, on Samsung TV and The Roku Channel. Additionally, Amagi delivers HauntTV to the Roku Channel in the U.S.
“Blue Ant Media has a phenomenal repository of content in its channel offerings to offer diverse audiences,” says Srinivasan KA, co-founder, Amagi. “The launch and delivery of their 4K channel, Love Nature, and HD channels HauntTV and CrimeTime, through Amagi’s cloud-based platform is one among the many capabilities that our advanced technology solutions offer. We look forward to enhancing Blue Ant Media’s reach and delivery further through our suite of cloud-architected innovations.”