Amagi is working with Anime Digital Network (ADN) on the playout and distribution of AND’s new French anime channel to Samsung TV Plus. By tapping into its vast network of Free Ad Supported Television (FAST) platform partnerships, Amagi will also create a delivery strategy for ADN to further increase the channel’s reach.

ADN is a subscription-based video-on-demand and OTT platform dedicated to anime and manga. It offers a wide variety of French and Japanese animation series and has over 10,000 episodes and films adapted from the most popular manga.


Amagi Cloudport, Live and Thunderstorm are all being utilised

In addition to Amagi Cloudport for channel creation and playout, ADN will also deploy Amagi Live, a UHD-ready, cloud-based live orchestration platform for broadcasting live events. Amagi On-Demand, an orchestration platform for VOD delivery, will deliver ADN’s VOD assets to a multitude of OTT and vMVPD platforms in the future. Amagi will also support ADN’s monetisation efforts through Amagi Thunderstorm, an automated ad detection and OTT dynamic ad insertion platform.

“We were impressed by the deep technical capabilities that Amagi’s cloud solutions provided and the reach that Amagi offered through its global FAST platform partnerships,” said Julien Lemoine, CEO, ADN. “Amagi’s local presence in France was a bonus. We are confident that the full suite of technology solutions offered to us by Amagi will help us make inroads into our target segments.”

“Amagi’s unified cloud solutions make channel creation and playout simple and quickly scalable to content creators. Adding our growing platform partnerships to our existing advanced cloud-based technology offerings further amplifies the possibility of the channel’s success,” said Srinivasan KA, co-founder, Amagi. “We are excited that ADN employed our cloud-architected products to make high-definition anime content easily accessible to French viewers.”