Thema will use Amagi Cloudport and Amagi Planner to manage and distribute media assets.
Canal+ Group-owned channel distributor Thema has partnered with cloud broadcast and connected TV SaaS provider Amagi to distribute channels across FAST platforms around the world.
Thema’s FAST activity includes two in-house Fast channels Vive Kanal D Drama and Wanna See TV.
Thema will use the channel playout platform Amagi Cloudport and the lightweight content scheduling platform Amagi Planner for media asset management and distribution. Also, Amagi Content Plus will enable Thema to manage the workflows of multiple streaming TV channels and other video-on-demand assets.
Amagi provides a suite of solutions for content creation, distribution, and monetisation with a cloud broadcast operations centre that can support over 1,000 live linear channels.
Commenting on the partnership, Sylvie Michel, Deputy CEO of Thema, said: “Having worked with Amagi for an earlier project, we were impressed with their expertise and commitment to deliver as promised. Amagi’s cloud-built solutions, Amagi Cloudport and Amagi Planner, have been instrumental in helping us elevate our media asset management and worldwide distribution to FAST platforms such as Xiaomi, LG, TCL, and Roku. As we extend our reach across the globe, we hope to increasingly tap into Amagi’s extensive distribution network and rich expertise in bringing new platforms on board.”
Srinivasan KA, Co-founder of Amagi, added: “Over the years, Thema has built an incredible presence, rapidly increasing its footprint across the globe and supporting content providers admirably. We look forward to a fruitful partnership as the world of entertainment evolves to create exciting new opportunities.”
Amagi clients also include ABS-CBN, A+E Networks UK, beIN Sports, CuriosityStream, Discovery Networks, Fox Networks, Fremantle, NBCUniversal, Tastemade, Tegna, USA Today, Vice Media, and Warner Media.