Planetcast Media Services to showcase its new NexC architecture for media distribution services at CABSAT

Author: Platform Comms

Published: 16 May 2024

Planetcast Media Services to showcase its new NexC architecture for media distribution services at CABSAT

Planetcast Media Services, the global broadcast technology and media services provider, will be showcasing its enhanced cloud-first media management and delivery services at CABSAT in Dubai, May 21 - 23 (Booth S1-G40, Shk Saeed Hall 1). The show will feature the public debut of Planetcast’s NexC architecture in the MENA region. NexC empowers media companies to overcome the complexity challenge of today’s distribution landscape, enabling the friction-free management of content across processing, post-production, distribution, and monetisation.

“We are going to show major players from across the Middle East how NexC enables them to overcome today’s complexity challenge,” says Sanjay Duda, CEO of Planetcast Media Services. “Content owners, distributors and other media companies need to reach viewers at an unprecedented scale through a diverse range of media platforms and devices that are continually evolving – and that makes things complicated. We’re at CABSAT to show them how our unified, cloud-first approach can help simplify processes, while increasing agility and maximising efficiency and cost-effectiveness.”

The show comes in the wake of Planetcast’s acquisition of Switch Media, which has enhanced NexC’s distribution capability with a proven and commercially successful end-to-end OTT platform.  Through the acquisition, Switch Media’s proprietary online video solutions have been integrated with NexC, ensuring that media companies can streamline content delivery while driving monetisation opportunities.

Planetcast’s full range of capabilities include content supply chain management, content prep, metadata enrichment, tagging, subtitling, dubbing, editing, playout, OTT platforms and FAST channels. Through NexC’s innovative single-window content supply chain management, Planetcast empowers users to harness production and delivery. The NexC architecture consists of the following elements, all accessed through Planetcast’s unified customer user interface (UI) and dashboard:

  • Contido – content supply chain orchestration and media asset management
  • Content Preparation & Localisation Services – a full suite of core technical post-production services from quality control, technical and compliance checks to subtitling, dubbing, editing, and re-scoring
  • RECASTER – a dynamic and robust IP transport solution, which delivers a secure internet stream from anywhere to anywhere, be it a linear channel or a live sports stream
  • Scheduling, playout and distribution through the X hybrid cloud playout and RECASTER digital delivery platforms
  • MediaHQ – a white-labelled OTT solution for non-linear content distribution that has delivered complex, multi-award-winning online streaming solutions, from ingest to delivery, for major brands and live events worldwide, including the Summer and Winter Olympics, FIFA World Cup and Formula 1 for customers such as Foxtel Australia and Media Prima Malaysia
  • Planetcast provides FAST channel services across US, Europe, Latin America and Asia, in tandem with ad-tech partners including Wurl and SoFast.

In addition to NexC, Planetcast’s team will also discuss the company’s other solutions, including:

  • Teleport Networks in India and Singapore – supported by state-of-the-art technology and a high level of service level delivery, these include a high degree of network redundancy and fail-safe mechanisms. These teleport networks are capable of uplinking channels on premier satellites like ASIASAT, INTELSAT, MEASAT, INSAT & BANGABANDHU series amongst others
  • Post Production Services – a software and cloud-curated ecosystem of post-production services with a high degree of process automation, plus AI-enabled capabilities to provide best of class services at impressive turnaround times and competitive rates
  • Playout Disaster Recovery – cloud-based DR solution that provides incredibly cost-effective protection against broadcast service disruption

Planetcast counts some of the world’s major media brands  among its clients, including Amazon Prime Video, Discovery, Disney, Sony, Star TV, Viacom and Doordarshan, the premier public broadcaster in India. It is also the media services partner of Indian Premier League (IPL) rightsholders Star Sports for domestic TV broadcast, Viacom18 for over-the-top (OTT) streaming on JioCinema, and Times Internet for international OTT streaming via Cricbuzz.

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