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Make.TV to Showcase Live Video Cloud – Video Acquisition and Management Platform – at IBC 2016

Enables Broadcasters to Acquire and Produce Live Video From Smartphones, Pro Cameras and Encoders

Make.TV, the industry leading live mobile video acquisition and management solution, today announced the commercial availability of its Live Video Cloud platform, which enables broadcasters to acquire, manage and publish video content submitted by content professionals and amateurs. Make.TV will showcase its Live Video Cloud platform at stand 7.J14, at the International Broadcast Conference (IBC) 2016 in the RAI Center, Amsterdam, September 9-13.

Leading content producers including LinkedIn, Perform, RTL2, and the Swiss Broadcasting Corp (SRF) are among the early adopters of Make.TV. Additionally, FOX Sports Brasil has been the first company to use Make.TV's Live Video Cloud platform in South America during the recent Olympics 2016 in Rio.

FOX Sports was able to offer multiple live videos from various angles, locations and perspectives. The live broadcast was available on FOX Sports Brasil's YouTube channel with a multi-angle player, allowing viewers to switch between the different feeds. It was also made available on its Facebook page. Make.TV feeds acquired outside of the stadiums and via remote interviewers were pushed to FOX Sports' Live Control Room for broadcast on FOX Sports Brasil TV channel and the FOX Sports Brasil website.

»At the recent Olympics 2016 in Rio we worked closely with Make.TV, and together we were able to drive consumer reach for live video via social platforms like we have never done before. We also delivered exciting and exclusive content to everyone on broadcast and 24/7 channels, with a strong multiplatform publishing synergy,« said Luis Santos, Broadcasting VP, FOX Network Group, »We look forward to a strong and excellent working relationship between FOX Sports and Make.TV.«

»With Make.TV Live Video Cloud, producers can acquire both user-generated and premium content, then search, discover, select and curate the best feeds from unlimited live and near-live video sources,« said Andreas Jacobi CEO of Make.TV. »Producers can monitor incoming live feeds and communicate with their contributors via intercom or chat, and then route and monetize streams to their audiences through broadcast, social or OTT.«

Customers can integrate Make.TV Live Video Cloud within their existing broadcast environments or use it as a standalone SaaS solution. The following console modules will be showcased at IBC:

  • Acquire: Acquire and manage live streams or upload videos for delivery, and communicate directly with live program contributors via chat or intercom
  • Streamtag brandable mobile reference app: Contribute high-quality live streams directly using an iOS/Android white-label mobile app, while communicating 1:1 with producers
  • Selector: Curate and select unlimited live input from contributors, and route output feeds
  • Manager: Manage, transfer, and ingest recorded video, and archive to media asset systems
  • Playout: Schedule 24/7 live and VOD streams, publishing via broadcast, social, or OTT

Make.TV will also showcase technology integrations at IBC with key partners Arvato Systems (Stand 3.B38), Avid Everywhere (Stand 7.J20), and NewTek (Stand 7.K11).

About Make.TV

Make.TV Live Video Cloud (LVC) is a live video acquisition, management and publishing platform. Using Make.TV Live Video Cloud, publishers can acquire user-generated and premium live content using mobile smartphones, pro cameras and encoders. Producers can select and curate the best feeds from unlimited sources, then route the live and on-demand streams to any broadcast channel, social or OTT network. Customers include LinkedIn, FOX Sports, MTV/Viacom, Perform, RTL2, ZDF, ESL and Swiss Broadcasting Corp (SRF). Make.TV is owned by Streaming Media Technologies GmbH (SMT) and is based in Cologne, Germany and in Seattle, WA.


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