In today’s fast-paced world of video entertainment, there’s a growing demand for reliable technology that can seamlessly scale and facilitate the swift launch of new channels across various platforms. Evertz.io, a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution from Evertz, a media entertainment specialist based in Burlington, Canada, is leading the charge by providing innovative tools and services that help broadcasters launch and monetize channels with total confidence.
Empowering Modern Broadcasters
The rise of OTT (Over-the-Top), DTC (Direct-to-Consumer), Connected TV, and traditional broadcast streaming applications has urged the need for versatile platforms that can cope with the ever-evolving demands of consumers. Evertz.io demonstrated at IBC 2023, is tailored to meet these needs by employing hyper-scalable serverless microservices. This approach not only cuts down on the time to market but also eliminates the cost and steep learning curve often associated with cloud-native playout and streaming technologies. Most importantly, it gives channel owners the power to pay only for the services they use, optimizing their budgets and allowing greater control over operational costs.
Feature-Rich Streaming with Evertz.io Stream
A standout offering within the Evertz.io platform is the evertz.io Stream, a state-of-the-art streaming and playout SaaS. Designed to cater to OTT, DTC, and Free Ad-Supported TV (FAST) services, this solution presents flexible daily and monthly pricing models. The capabilities of evertz.io Stream extend beyond traditional systems, offering features such as live inputs, video/audio mixing, multi-language captioning, subtitling, and full graphics branding. Moreover, it boasts pre-built recipes, enabling swift delivery of OTT and FAST TV channels to platforms like Roku, Samsung TV+, YouTube TV, Tubi, and more. This simplicity ensures content owners and broadcast launch services can begin monetizing their live and archived content across numerous distribution platforms in just a few minutes.
Furthermore, Martin Whittaker, the Technical Product Director of MAM and Automation at Evertz, emphasized adding over 30 new features to evertz.io since IBC 2022. These advancements are particularly beneficial for linear broadcast and OTT/FAST TV use cases. Through customer collaboration, Evertz.io is now equipped with a Self-Service toolset, allowing users to configure and conveniently tailor their content distribution strategies. This, in turn, empowers broadcasters to venture into specialty, alternative, and niche channels, which previously might have been deemed too expensive or niche-oriented.
Why Evertz.io Stands Out
Built by the team responsible for Evertz’s Emmy® Award-winning playout technology, the evertz.io Stream offers unmatched service by merging traditional broadcast and OTT channels’ specific technical and feature requirements into a single cohesive platform. This platform’s flexibility ensures support for various features, including file-based playback, advanced live events, 4K UHD streaming with HDR, and the integration of popular transport protocols such as RIST, SRT, and Zixi. Its versatility makes it perfect for applications like ‘Pop-Up’ Channels, “Pay-Per-View events,” sporting events of limited duration, and disaster recovery.
The broadcasting landscape is rapidly changing, and with the onset of diverse distribution platforms, there’s an escalating need for adaptable, robust, and user-friendly solutions. Evertz.io is not just meeting these demands, but exceeding expectations, by delivering a powerhouse of features combined with unparalleled agility, setting new standards in the broadcasting domain.
About Evertz Technologies Ltd.:
A frontrunner in video and audio infrastructure solutions, Evertz Technologies Limited is revolutionizing the television, telecommunications, and new media industries. Their cutting-edge solutions cater to a broad spectrum of content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels, and television service providers. With an emphasis on driving revenue while minimizing costs, Evertz offers products that streamline content signal routing, distribution, monitoring, and management. Moreover, the firm is spearheading innovations in automation and orchestration, ensuring agile workflow processes both on-premise and in the Cloud. For a deeper dive into their offerings, visit www.evertz.com.