Amagi Cloudport enables Horse & Country TV to broadcast Rolex Grand Prix Live

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By indiantelevision.com Team Posted on : 07 Aug 2014 05:21 pm

MUMBAI:  Horse & Country TV (H&C TV) and Amagi announced successful broadcast of The Rolex Grand Prix Live from the CHIO World Equestrian Festival held at Aachen, Germany on 20 July using Amagi Cloudport, a cloud-enabled remote playout management platform.
 
Talking about the successful braodcast, H&C TV CEO and chairman Heather Killen said, “At Horse & Country TV, we strive to be in the vanguard of adopting new and efficient technologies such as the Cloudport infrastructure for broadcasting. Along with our playout partner Amagi, we have now demonstrated to the broadcast industry that live events can be managed by remote playout systems.”
 
Wallace Broadcasting founder and technical advisor to H&C TV John Wallace said “We chose the Amagi channel playout platform as it gave us the flexibility to cost-effectively manage localised playout of different H&C TV channels in individual countries. We now have the desired flexibility and robustness even for live events. Our teams are quite pleased with the event broadcast.”
 
Rolex Grand Prix from Aachen was broadcast for the first time in the UK by H&C TV. The entire playout was managed remotely by Amagi from its operations center in Bengaluru, India. The CHIO World Equestrian Festival held at Aachen is the first event of the prestigious Rolex Grand Prix, attracting over 40,000 spectators and millions watching on TV. The Rolex Grand Prix is the highlight of nine days of intense competition across multiple disciplines in Aachen.
 
“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 a 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 Amagi Media Labs cofounder and CTO Srividhya Srinivasan.

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