Cloud Playout Services

Cloud-Playout

Cloud Playout Services

Cloud Playout services and Delivery Platform services are designed to help a broadcaster create multiple linear channels from their content library, and deliver these at low cost to local distribution platforms.

Key features of our Cloud Playout Solution are

  • Remote content upload
  • Transcoding support for content uniformity
  • Media Asset visibility
  • Managed Autonomy to simplify creation of multiple playlists from any remote terminal
  • Automated Multi-Channel Playout driven by multiple playlists
  • Secure cloud based delivery of transport stream to local distribution platform (point to point or point to multi-point configuration
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Media Asset Management (MAM) on Cloud

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Media Asset Management (MAM) on Cloud

Complete MAM on Cloud with user licenses which can be configured based on several parameters, and if required provided on pay-per-use basis.

Cloud Storage & Library Services

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Cloud Storage & Library Services

Managed NAS on the cloud service with content security, controlled user access and remote management capability. The Cloud Library is provisioned with sufficient access bandwidth and controlled by a high-end MAM to ensure easy and fast search and retrieve function with optional transcoding and other preparation functions.

Media Asset Management

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Media Asset Management

MAM is the derived category from Digital Asset Management addressing to Audio, Video, and other media content. PLANETCAST ’s unique solution developed and designed by highly experienced R&D and Software team at Noida has made this product feature rich and yet economical and a highly stable one with several years of operational experience.

The PLANETCAST solution is used to manage audio, video and other media content. Generally assets are managed and stored in digital format. An asset is described by its Meta data. It creates centralized repository for media files that allows the content to be archived, searched, and retrieved.

The media content stored in database is called asset repositories. Via unique conversion solution of media format, tracking location of media asset, transfer media clips from one server to another, archiving of media is possible easily.

Some of the key features are

  • High Availability of system
  • Web based cross platform architecture with backup server support
  • Powerful Media Asset Handling
  • Ingest
  • LTO support
  • Media preview
  • Easy Transfer of Media Clips from Video Server to secondary storage and Vice versa
  • EDL Support
  • Workflow based system
  • User defined rules and layouts
  • Real time asset and data movement tracking
  • Comply and Report Globally
  • Customized searching
  • Easy Integration with Playout Automation System
  • Sub clip creation and its tagging
  • Low res proxy editing
  • Thumbnail creation and its tagging
  • Conversion of video Clips from other formats to .lxt File Format
  • Transcoding of video clips
  • Work assignment and real time work status tracking
  • Real Time Update of Main Database
  • Asset Search via Asset Id/Tag Id or any predefined area
  • Fully customizable Asset Search via Asset Id/Tag Id or any predefined area
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Deep Archiving & Library Services

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Deep Archiving & Library Services

Comprehensive services offered by PLANETCAST’s innovative and secure Archiving Solution, seamlessly integrates with various 3rd party archival (LTO/Disks) systems. Apart from easy writing to tape/disk and retrieval options, it can also track contents and its location.

Multi-format digitization, content tagging, long term preservation, instant retrieval, usage and re-purposing is supported. A range of services to digitize, restore, preserve and provide access to classic and current sound and video recordings in any format are offered. Our service is suitable for a wide range of archive owners. Our solution is not just confined to broadcasting companies but it is equally suited to other verticals like cultural institutions, libraries and universities to record labels, archive websites and private collectors

PLANETCAST’s Archival solution fits well with

  • ANY SOUND MEDIUM: be it analogue media such as shellac discs, vinyl records, direct cut discs, acetate discs, wire recorders, old office dictation machines, all type of magnetic tapes, VHS and cassettes, or digital media such as DAT, U-matic audio, digital VHS, CD-R.
  • ANY VIDEO FORMAT : be it analogue media such as VHS, BetaSP, UMatic, 1 inch, 2 inch, D3, D9 or digital media such as DVC Pro, DV Cam, P2, XDCAM, Mini DV, HDCAM, DigiBeta.
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DR & Business Continuity Solutions

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DR & Business Continuity Solutions

Disaster recovery “DR” has become an increasingly important & integral part of business planning for any broadcaster be on terrestrial or satellite networks. A temporary loss of signal can result in the audience in switching to other channels or networks or loss in revenue. For that reason, operations must NOT be interrupted at any given point of time.

Our solutions are designed to support streaming needs for multi format (android, Windows, iOS etc.) and multi device (Tablets, PC or smartphones etc.) uni/multi-cast streams with multiple capabilities of formats and video players.

The standard approach to overcome is mainly

  • Maintaining a mirrored play out system at a remote location.
  • Parallel uplink facility in case of emergency.

PLANETCAST’s facility is well equipped for providing any of these services.

  • Reliable & Stable mirrored play out signal.
  • High content Security
  • Availability of seamless transition to Mirrored play out.
  • Premium automation system with built-in features for providing consistency with the primary play out channel.
  • Cost-effective off-site, lower operational expense (reducing space and energy & other operational expenses).
  • Facilitates Seamless integration with most of globally known automation system, graphics system, headed equipment eliminating the need for a separate process to bridge operations between main site and backup.
  • A mix of main and backup channels in one site for diverse and resilient disaster recovery.
  • In house expertise managing & monitoring mirrored playout with low cost solution.
  • Parallel Uplinking to various satellites from NOIDA facility.Parallel streaming using FIBER connectivity. Vital part of PLANETCAST’s solution is CUSTOMISATION as desired
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Software Services

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Software Services

PLANETCAST ’s in-house designed and developed broadcasting software are flexible, customizable, and stable. Catering to any kind of broadcaster be it news, sports, entertainment, or any genre.

Some of the other features of our services include

  • NEWS.M is our NRCS software for news channels
  • MEDIA.X is our playout Automation
  • MAM.C is Media Asset Management software
  • LOG.ME is for off-air Logging

We also design customized software solutions to support specific workflow modules, or Integration patches, translators, etc..

Specialization

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Specialization

PLANETCAST team specializes in transforming a site from the bare shell to state-of-the-art broadcast center via live broadcast software be it for news, for entertainment or sports or any other television channel. We start engagement with the customer right from planning, system designing, to integration, installation, testing, commissioning and final delivery of the project, adhering to agreed timelines, and budgets. At the same time we ensure smooth functioning of the site by providing adequate training to the manpower with hand-holding post completion.

PLANETCAST ‘s deep rooted relationship with all the leading equipment manufactures makes our solutions even more flexible and our expert in-house competence ensures the perfect choice of software & hardware for your operation. PLANETCAST has designed and built some of the major projects in SAARC and SEA markets.

The capability of setting up of all types of channels (news, entertainment, spiritual, & sports) typically includes studios, PCR, MCR, CAR, Voice over booths, editing suits, Playout Automation, MAM and NRCS, Teleports, live broadcast software ,DSNGs, outdoor production units and technical training etc.

Services include:

  • Technical Consultancy
  • Developing a systematic work-flow for a Broadcast station
  • Turn-key Installations
  • Broadcast Engineering Services
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA) & Annual Maintenance Contracts (AMC)
  • Modernisation of Legacy technology and continuity of services
  • Comprehensive Project Management Solutions
  • Technical and Operational Personnel Training
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Teleport Services

Teleport Services

PLANETCAST has one of the largest teleport Service network in India. It has teleports in India (Noida, Mumbai* & Kochi) and Singapore (NewTech Park). State-of-the-art technology and a high level of service level delivery are key features of the teleport and video streaming services. These features are attained using a high degree of network redundancy and fail safe mechanisms for discerning customers along with basic (no-frills) services for the smaller players from our various teleport facilities in India and Singapore.

PLANETCAST end-to-end solutions including Uplink, Downlink, Turn-around and Playout services from our advanced, fully automated and teleport service facilities. Strategically located at the cross roads of North, West, & South India, Our teleport services in India serve for long term and occasional use broadcast clients from around the world.

Having the most advanced HD, 3D and SD digital technologies, our dish farm with C-Band & Ku-Band capabilities; and comprehensive world-wide coverage, the capability exists to deliver television channels anywhere on the globe.

Our tailored service solutions from traditional teleport to flyaway and transportable uplink and downlink systems meet the mission critical needs and requirements of every media customer.

Our teleport provides services in SCPC as well as MCPC platforms for SD and HD channels with MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 compressions and DVB-S / DVB-S2 / S2-Ex modulations. The facility is capable of Uplinking channels on premier satellites like ASIASAT, INTELSAT, MEASAT, INSAT series amongst others.

Our offerings include custom engineered solutions including integration services.

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Streaming Services

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Streaming Services

PLANETCAST is the live streaming services provider with professional-grade service for streaming media to audiences of any size on any device—from encoder, reaching global audiences with high-quality, custom-branded videos— with no additional infrastructure.

Our solutions are designed to support video streaming platform needs for multi format (android, Windows, iOS etc.) and multi device (Tablets, PC or smartphones etc.) uni/multi-cast streams with multiple capabilities of formats and video players. We are one of the leading live streaming services providers in India

We offer ‘streaming Services’ with add-on packages, some of which include

  • Receive live TV feed
  • Ad insertion
  • Graphic overlaying
  • Addition of special animations like countdown event timer
  • Logo insertion
  • Removal & swapping of audio tracks
  • 5.1 processing (down-mix)
  • SD / HD (up/down/cross conversion)
  • Audio levelling & video legalizing
  • Multi-format & multi-bitrate feed packaging
  • Time delay
  • Delivery to CDN

….. and many more customized offerings

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