New Delhi: Planetcast Media Services, a global leader in cloud-based technology for the television broadcast industry, today announced that Times Network, India’s premium broadcast network has successfully implemented the transition of its English Entertainment channels and Zoom to Cloud.X, Planetcast’s award-winning cloud platform. The turnkey solution includes end-to-end management of broadcast operations including satellite up-linking of Times Network’s channels.
Cloud X, a state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure, which offers an agile, advanced, and versatile playout platform along with flexibility for cloud-based operations is deployed to Times Network’s best in class English Entertainment channels – Movies Now SD, Movies Now HD, Romedy Now SD, Romedy Now HD, MNX SD, MNX HD, MN+, and Zoom. The services are hosted at Planetcast’s advanced cloud data center based out of NOIDA. As part of the long-term engagement, PMSL also re-distributes the channels to various digital platforms across India.
Commenting on the development, Jignesh Kenia, EVP and Head, Corporate Strategy and Digital Transformation, Times Network said, “Times Network’s channels transition to Cloud has been a strategic step in our digital transformation journey as we continue to improve the efficiency of our broadcast operations. We are committed to adopt technological and digital solutions that enhance our business expertise through state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities, and we are delighted to partner Planetcast for this critical part of our operations. With their award-winning work in the industry for the past two decades and a highly experienced team on board, I am confident that we can enhance our audience reach by delivering a reliable and world-class TV viewing experience.”
Commenting on the development M.N Vyas, Founder Director, Planetcast, said “Cloud adoption will drive business recovery from the pandemic across media and entertainment industry. We are delighted to deploy our award-winning cloud platform to enhance the efficiency of Times Network’s broadcast operations. Our engagement will not only reduce their operational cost but will also streamline broadcast operations across Times Network’s entertainment and news channels. We are on a mission to drive business recovery from the pandemic through cloud adoption”.
Planetcast links and powers the whole media supply chain, from procuring to creating video. The company manages 270+ channels with offices and modern technology facilities in NOIDA, Mumbai, Chennai, Cochin, along with international gateway & business continuity services hosted from Singapore.