MediaCorp uses Actus Digital for SEA games OTT platform

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MediaCorp is using Actus Broadcast monitoring platform to record the SEA games broadcasts and create clips for the OTT platform

We needed a solution that would support our coverage on Toggle, our over-the-top internet video service, for viewers anytime, anywhere and on any device " said Joe Igoe, Chief Technology Officer, MediaCorp.

Actus Digital, a developer of Cloud based broadcast monitoring platforms for recording and cross platform content repurposing, announced today that MediaCorp, (http://www.mediacorp.sg), has implemented the Actus Platform monitoring solution supplied by local Singapore SI partner Magna Systems and Engineering for the SEA games.

MediaCorp is using the Actus broadcast monitoring solution to record the SEA games broadcasts and for creating clips for their OTT platform. Actus CEO Sima Levy comments: "Actus provides several components in one platform, answering the full scope of MediaCorp's requirements: from ingest of live feeds with SEA content, through automatic or semi-automatic clips marking, and up to delivery of multiple profiles of clips in various bit-rates, resolutions, into various OTT devices, all done in parallel, fast, and reliably".

“MediaCorp is pulling out all the stops to provide comprehensive coverage of the 28th SEA Games,” said Joe Igoe, Chief Technology Officer, MediaCorp. “We needed a solution that would support our coverage on Toggle, our over-the-top internet video service, for viewers anytime, anywhere and on any device. Magna Systems and Engineering Singapore presented us with Actus, a reliable, easy-to-integrate and cost effective solution. We were also impressed by the team’s ability to turn around specific developments to customize the solution in record time, ahead of the games.”

About MediaCorp
MediaCorp is a Singapore-based media company with a complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.

It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to virtually all adults in Singapore every week.
Initiatives in the new digital space include Internet TV-on-demand, High Definition TV broadcast and Over-the-Top (OTT) interactive services.
Beyond Singapore, MediaCorp is an active regional player through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazines publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, one of the first Asian-owned English news channels.

Our strategic collaborations in the region include Kapanlagi Network, an Indonesian digital native company with the largest lifestyle, news and entertainment media. MediaCorp has majority share in Cubinet Interactive, a Malaysian digital games publisher, and owns a stake in Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers as well as Vietnam television’s International Media Corporation.

Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

For more information, please visit http://www.mediacorp.sg

About Magna Systems and Engineering
Started in 1968, Magna Systems and Engineering is a seasoned company, originating from the early days of television in Australia bringing together high-level expertise from senior engineering professionals. The company has a very select position in the marketplace of suppliers to the broadcast and communications industries.

Magna Systems and Engineering supplies individual products to plug into existing systems from a prestige range of over 30 quality brands and operates in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia with a common philosophy for all entities “a company big on experience but with the attention to detail of a specialist operation.”

The engineering and operation expertise of Magna Systems and Engineering extends to IP, IT, broadcasting, telecommunications, satellite earth stations, post-production facilities and station automation. Magna Systems and Engineering also provides complete service support for all hardware and software products supplied either as one-off or complete turnkey systems.

For more information please visit: http://www.magnasys.tv

About Actus Digital
Actus Digital is a developer of web-based media monitoring, content repurposing and verification for broadcasters, cable and satellite providers, IPTV, media agencies, governments and content producers. Leveraging emerging web technologies and IT standard hardware, Actus’ solutions are highly scalable systems, ideal for cross-organizational content analysis and content repurposing. Actus’ next-generation solutions complement any broadcast workflow, empowering operators with purpose-built tools for acquiring, viewing, analyzing and repurposing transmissions from channels around the world. Its impressive customer list includes global media broadcasters such as BSkyB, Sky, Fox channels, Star, AMC Networks, StarHub, Singtel, Levira, MTG, AirTel, Airtel, Sony, and Zee Networks.

For more information, please visit: http://www.actusdigital.com.

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