Amagi, the leader in cloud-based TV broadcast infrastructure will be unveiling its advanced Satellite + Cloud Receiver-Decoder (IRD), STORMPLUS at BVE2015. The STORMPLUS IRDs work as satellite receivers enhanced with support for local content and ad insertion. They are capable of content store, trigger detection, HD video insertion, multiple audio tracks including Dolby surround, subtitles and multi-layer animated graphics.
STORMPLUS can receive local content from both satellite and cloud, enabling greater infrastructure flexibility for TV networks as the broadcasting ecosystem embraces cloud like never before. Unlike most Ad-insertion systems, these IRDs give TV networks complete access and control on insertion of local content and advertisements. STORMPLUS has a robust cloud UI management platform enabling TV networks to schedule, control and monitor playout of local content and ads at remote headends.
Amagi is a pioneer in content regionalization and geo-targeting advertisements on satellite TV feeds. The company has developed innovative and proprietary content watermark technology for automatic detection of triggers and content replacement. STORMPLUS also supports traditional triggers such as SCTE-35 and DTMF cue-tones.
Amagi will also showcase its channel playout, regionalization, linear OTT and monetization platforms at its stand #R06. The company has more than 4,000 edge servers deployed in over 15 countries across 5 continents.