THEMA, an independent distributor of pay-TV channels to cable, IPTV and direct-to-home (DTH) operators, has formed a partnership agreement with Amagi to distribute free ad supported streaming television (FAST) platforms globally.
Representing more than 180 channels, THEMA has five overseas subsidiaries in Montreal, Miami, Moscow, Singapore and Amsterdam. They will deploy the Amagi CLOUDPORT broadcast-grade channel playout platform and the Amagi PLANNER lightweight content scheduling platform for media asset management and distribution.
Also available is Amagi CONTENT PLUS that will enable THEMA to manage the workflows of multiple streaming TV channels and other video-on-demand (VoD) assets.
Sylvie Michel, Deputy CEO of THEMA, said, “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.”
Amagi provides a complete suite of solutions for content creation, distribution, and monetisation. The company also has a state-of-the-art cloud broadcast operations centre that can support 1,000+ live linear channels.
Amagi clients 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, among others.