Amagi Selects GTT’s Network to Support Its Cloud Managed Broadcast Services for TV and OTT
MCLEAN, Va., January 13, 2021 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), a leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that Amagi, a global SaaS leader in broadcast and streaming TV technology, has selected GTT’s network to deliver its cloud managed broadcast services to clients in Europe and the U.S.
Amagi is transforming how the media and broadcast industry serves content to viewers around the globe. Its services help its clients transition from a physical on-premise operations model to a flexible, secure cloud-based approach using Amagi’s agile cloud infrastructure, where they can create and distribute broadcast-grade live linear channels. A pioneering B2B SaaS provider for the media and entertainment industry, Amagi has built its entire technology stack on a public cloud infrastructure.
Srinivasan KA, co-founder of Amagi commented, “The broadcast industry is going through a huge change which has only been accelerated over the past year with the sudden shift away from office-based work. Amagi’s cloud platform enables media clients to manage their broadcast operations remotely in the cloud, providing greater flexibility without compromising visibility and control. GTT’s cloud networking services make sure our clients have secure access directly into our cloud platform and that their content benefits from the low latency and high resilience of GTT’s global Tier 1 network.”
GTT is providing Amagi with:
• Diverse Ethernet connectivity from London to leading TV operators in the U.S. and Europe
• Direct connectivity into the global GTT video network, which offers 100+ video PoPs and 100% quality of service infrastructure for low latency, low jitter and high-resolution delivery
• The ability to book occasional use video services between Amagi’s London Broadcast Distribution Nodes and global high-profile venues, such as major TV studios, sports stadiums and satellite downlink stations
• Dedicated Tier 1 internet access for Amagi’s Amsterdam and London Broadcast Distribution Nodes, enabling remote access to its public cloud-hosted SaaS
“GTT is proud to support Amagi in delivering its ground-breaking services to broadcasters, TV networks and OTT platforms that leverage the cloud, ” stated Tom Homer, GTT senior vice president for EMEA. “Amagi’s powerful cloud technology, supported by GTT’s networking connectivity platform, provides a secure, flexible and scalable service to broadcasters who want to manage their broadcast operations remotely in the cloud without compromising performance and control.”
Amagi’s clients include among others CuriosityStream, Discovery, Fox Networks, MGM, NBCUniversal, PeopleTV, Tastemade, Tegna, Vice TV and Warner Media.