Advanced Television

Little Dot Studios selects Amagi for linear OTT business

February 25, 2021

Amagi, a global SaaS leader in broadcast and streaming TV technology, has announced it is working with Little Dot Studios to help deliver its expansion into OTT and CTV platforms. Little Dot Studios, an award-winning digital content studio and broadcaster, is one of the largest distributors of premium television content on YouTube and is now distributing its linear streaming channels and AVoD to over 15 digital platforms. Little Dot Studios’ digital brands Timeline and Absolute History already generate more than 650,000 unique views a day with Timeline amassing 1.9 million subscribers on YouTube alone.

Little Dot Studios has just launched four linear channels – Wonder, Real Stories, Real Families, and Timeline which are being distributed to audiences in the UK, US and Australia on Free Ad Supported Streaming TV (FAST) platforms such as Samsung TV Plus, Plex, and Netgem. The channel delivery is rapidly expanding to other streaming TV platforms and territories.

Little Dot Studios has been using Amagi’s award-winning CLOUDPORT cloud broadcast platform, to manage and distribute 24/7 broadcast-grade linear channels to streaming TV platforms. The broadcast workflow–ingest, scheduling, playout, and delivery can all be configured on the AWS cloud through a simple web UI from any remote location. Further, Amagi THUNDERSTORM Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI), helps facilitate the monetization of content across all the FAST platforms.

Richard Young, Director of Syndication, Little Dot Studios said: “Partnering with Amagi has enabled us to schedule and deliver our streaming channels supporting our international expansion on AVoD platforms”.

Srinivasan KA, co-founder, Amagi, said: “Little Dot Studios joins our prestigious list of 400+ channels, bringing premium factual entertainment content to FAST platforms worldwide. We look forward to supporting their continued global roll out”.

Over the last year, Amagi has enabled linear channel creation, distribution and monetization for 150+ streaming TV channels, primarily in the US and UK. Amagi has forged deep technical partnerships with leading FAST platforms including Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Xumo, Pluto TV, STIRR, VIZIO, Redbox, Plex, and Sling TV and more.

Overall, Amagi manages 400+ channels, with deliveries in more than 40 countries. The company has a state-of-the-art cloud broadcast operations center that can support 1000+ live linear channels. Amagi clients include A+E Networks UK, beIN Sports, CuriosityStream, Discovery Networks, Fox Networks, IMG, MGM, NBCUniversal, People TV, Tastemade, Tegna, VENN, Vice Media, and Warner Media, among others.

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