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AMC Networks International Asia-Pacific chooses PlanetCast’s Cloud.X Playout platform

PlanetCast Media Services Limited, a provider of TV broadcast technologies, announced that AMC Networks International (AMCNI) Asia-Pacific has deployed its cloud playout and distribution platform CLOUD.X to power the channel’s operations in Asia. Through the symbiotic partnership, PlanetCast is engaging its latest cloud platform to playout and distribute five HD channels of AMCNI in South East Asia.

“In an ever-evolving entertainment environment, we are pleased to be a part of PlanetCast’s distribution services.  We have been impressed with the PlanetCast team’s dedication to provide consistent quality support as well as its willingness to adapt and innovate in order to meet quickly changing demands,” said Harold Gronenthal, executive VP, programming and operations, AMCNI.

AMC is home to some popular programmes on television and was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series with ‘Mad Men’ in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before ‘Breaking Bad’ won it in 2013 and 2014. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

Commenting on this development, MN Vyas, executive director, PlanetCast Media Services said, “Cloud-based platforms are becoming increasingly popular as they offer immense flexibility and scalability to customers. Cloud Playout enables customers to retain total control of their operations and make crucial strategy tweaks at operations level that make all the difference. Having said that, we are delighted to partner with AMCNI to deliver innovative cloud-based solution for their TV channel operations in South East Asia and we strongly believe that they will leverage the power of our cloud platform to further boost their business.”

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