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Frequency launches Studio 5

September 11, 2023

Frequency has announced the launch of Studio 5, the next major release of its cloud-native, multi-tenant SaaS platform, which enables the creation, management, distribution and monetisation of linear channels. With Studio 5, subscribers can access enhanced capabilities and services, including new content ingestion automation, scheduling automation, ultra-low latency live channel switching, advanced content filtering, and a suite of tools for streamlining management and scheduling of episodic programming.

The launch of Studio 5 further extends Frequency’s position as a leading linear streaming solution that enables many of the world’s preeminent broadcasters, studios, networks, and digital-first content creators to deliver compelling 24/7 channels to connected TVs globally. Frequency is integrated with the world’s leading Free Ad Supported TV (FAST), vMVPD and MVPD platforms. During IBC, the company will demonstrate the full capabilities of Studio 5 on the stand of its strategic partner, AWS.

Blair Harrison, CEO, Frequency, said: “The market for compelling linear channels is exploding across all platforms globally. At a time when content owners and rights-holders are increasingly recognising the value and opportunity of this market, Frequency is giving them an enhanced suite of tools to empower them to produce seamless and engaging viewing experiences with ever greater efficiency. We’re excited to show IBC 2023 visitors how the launch of Studio 5 builds on our five-year journey of leading the way in providing the most feature-rich and easiest-to-use platform that is defining the future of TV.”

The new and enhanced features of Studio 5 include:

  • Ingest Automation: A completely self-serve, real-time console for media ingestion via a single dashboard brings unparalleled visibility and efficiency to content ingestion, processing, and management.
  • Scheduling Automation: An enhancement to Studio’s industry leading scheduling tool that provides fully automated programming, and makes the process of scheduling repeated content significantly simpler and faster. Studio users can reduce time spent programming channels by up to 90 per cent.
  • Content Filtering: An interactive and intelligent filtering service for content discovery during programming, using any combination of contextual and technical metadata to quickly find the precise content to be scheduled.
  • Series Management: A complete suite of tools for series and episodes to streamline management and programming. Studio collates and validates all the assets and metadata associated with any series, including season and episode-specific artwork. Studio also handles all metadata requirements for EPGs and custom metadata for all distribution platforms.
  • Live Switching: An ultra-low latency dynamic live switching capability for scheduled or on-demand live segments such as news or sports. Studio now switches to and between live sources in under a second.

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