Itochu Cable Systems Zeroes In On Amagi Localization Platform For Overseas Distribtution Of Japanese TV Content — To leverage Amagi’s TV content localization platform to air Japanese copyrighted content in foreign countries with licensing and piracy safeguards
Tokyo January 15, 2014– ITOCHU Cable Systems (headquartered in Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo; Kenji Tsuchiya, President & CEO; hereinafter “ICS”) has today announced its partnership with Amagi, the leader in cloud-based TV broadcast infrastructure and targeted advertising, offering overseas distribution of Japanese TV content through advanced cloud technologies.
ICS works with leading TV networks in Japan to provide them a distribution platform for Japanese content in other countries. “Content licensing and distribution across multiple geographies can get quite complex. In Amagi, we have found the perfect content localization platform that can safeguard the interests of Japanese content owners. Amagi’s technology solutions are highly innovative and truly world-class” said Kenichi Yamagata, General Manager, ICS.
Amagi provides secure, reliable, and flexible channel playout at a fraction of traditional satellite broadcast costs. Using cloud technologies, Amagi enables both large and niche broadcasters to not only operate channels but to also localize content without creating new satellite feeds. Amagi has installations in more than 10 countries, and holds patents in the area of TV content watermarking for geo-specific localization.
“Using Amagi’s localization platform STORM, our customers can now seamlessly insert content for a specific duration on any satellite feed in any country. They can push content to the cloud from a central location and manage playlists as required. This will give us the much needed security, and control on the content that our customers distribute to foreign broadcasters” continued Kenichi Yamagata.
“Amagi has deployed its STORM platform in many countries to cater to content licensing, viewer preferences, and regulatory compliance challenges for TV networks. ICS being the leading video system integrator in Japan, we are very proud to partner with them, and offer our technology innovations and best-in-class TV broadcast platforms to their customers” said KA Srinivasan, co-founder, Amagi.
About Itochu Cable System
ICS, an ITOCHU Group company, is a video system integrator that leads the broadcasting system market in Japan. We cover a wide range of technology areas from non-compressed video to linear video encoding and its broader distribution, including over-the–top multi screens. Many broadcasters, cable MSOs, satellite service providers and Telcos benefit from the system designed configuration, well-managed installation and 24H7 support that ICS provides.
Amagi is the world’s largest platform for delivering targeted TV content and advertising anywhere across the globe. Every month, we deliver and play out more than one million advertising seconds and thousands of hours of content for many leading broadcasters. Our patented core technology delivers new market access, content localization, and advertising revenue streams for broadcasters at a fraction of the cost when compared to existing traditional broadcast models.