"This association with a premium streaming TV industry partner like Amagi is set to take Quincy Jones' musical vision to a global audience of music lovers and help them savor and discover music that has profound messages and resonant beauty," said Réza Ackbaraly, CEO and co-founder, Qwest TV. "We already have a significant viewership. With Amagi as our technology and business partner, we are well placed to accelerate our growth. Qwest TV will empower hundreds of millions of people to help them to discover and connect to music which is underserved by the mainstream media. With high-quality curation, short formats, and a non-elitist approach, we want to give the best music ever to as many people as possible." Qwest TV will roll out 150+ hours of curated content playlist per channel using Amagi cloud technology in the first year of its operations, channels focused on everything from Africa's freshest musical voices and the breathtaking rhythms of India, to orchestral performances and jazz gems.
Over the last year, Amagi has partnered with leading content owners and streaming TV platforms to launch, distribute and monetize channels across a variety of genres – movies, factual entertainment, comedy, kids, food and lifestyle, news, sports, music and more. Amagi distributes to all major FAST platforms including The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Xumo, Vizio, Redbox, Tivo+, and STIRR among others, reaching 200+ million homes.
"Amagi works with leading networks and content owners globally creating and distributing live 24x7 channels, and monetizing them through Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI). Our strong technology stack and deep integration with platforms places us in a unique position to maximize reach and revenues for our content partners" said Srinivasan KA, co-founder, Amagi. "Amagi's advanced channel creation capabilities including simplified scheduling platform and dynamic graphics makes creation of high quality TV channels faster and easier."
Overall, Amagi manages 350+ channels, with deployments in more than 40 countries. Amagi clients include CuriosityStream, Discovery, Fox Networks, MGM, NBCUniversal, PeopleTV, Tastemade, Vice TV, Tegna, and Warner Media, among others.