Evertz to showcase evertz.io SaaS solutions at NAB 2022
Evertz will use NAB 2022 to highlight a range of solutions that are helping live sports, live entertainment and linear channel customers monetise content across a wide range of over-the-top (OTT), direct-to-consumer (DTC), connected TV and traditional broadcast distribution/streaming applications.
The company will demonstrate its evertz.io Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. Launched in October 2021, as part of the platform, evertz.io Stream is a streaming and playout SaaS service designed to meet the needs of OTT, DTC and Free Ad-Supported TV (FAST) services, while operating with flexible hourly, daily and monthly pricing models.
“evertz.io uses hyper-scalable serverless microservices to deliver a level of agility and flexibility unique to the market, allowing customers to grow, scale and launch channels at any time knowing they’ll only pay for the services they use,” said Martin Whittaker, technical product director, MAM and automation at Evertz. “The Holy Grail for broadcasters has always been to distribute their content to any platform, anywhere in the world quickly and easily, and evertz.io enables exactly that.”
evertz.io Stream allows media companies to launch OTT or FAST channels by providing all the features found in enterprise-class broadcast playout systems, including live inputs, video/audio mixing, multi-language captioning/subtitling processing and full graphics/branding capabilities. It also delivers pre-built recipes for delivery of OTT and FAST TV channels to services like Roku, Samsung TV+, YouTube TV, Tubi and more.
evertz.io Stream’s pre-built functionality enables content owners to launch channels as part of their distribution strategy. In addition, it helps broadcasters and content creators to maximise revenue and the monetisation potential of their assets by making it easy and affordable to package and stream specialty, alternative and hyper-targeted channels that would previously have been too costly or too niche to launch.
“evertz.io truly provides customers the freedom to take risks and discover new or underserved audiences to generate additional revenue,” added Whittaker.
According to the company, evertz.io Stream is the only streaming service that combines the specific technological and feature requirements of both traditional broadcast channels and conventional OTT channels into a single platform. It includes support for both file-based playback and advanced live events, a wide range of video streaming inputs and outputs including 4K UHD with HDR, as well as support for common transport protocols (RIST, SRT and Zixi).