Mediator-X is a cohesive, highly scalable, infrastructure agnostic platform
for Media Asset Management, Transmission Playout and Non Linear delivery
applications. With over a decade of innovation in its heritage, Mediator-X is
an enterprise class platform that can run on private or public cloud
infrastructure as well as dedicated hardware. Any particular system can be
configured to run just one of the MAM, TX or NLD core functions depending on
application needs, however the combination of all three brings powerful
efficiencies to media workflows and processes.
Enterprise grade MAM for mission critical component-based workflows.
Integrates a template driven channel branding engine that can reach into the MAM and utilize built-in or custom metadata fields to dynamically populate on-air graphical elements.
Mediator-X's extensible metadata schema is used to capture a super-set of all business, editorial and technical information to drive delivery to multiple platforms.
Mediator-X's architecture is flexible enough to be run on either hardware or within Private or Public cloud environments.
Our web based interface is easy and simple to learn and can be used on many devices.
Mediator is proven to deliver and is trusted by media companies across the world for their MAM. Linear Playout and Non Linear Delivery applications.
Mediator can be deployed to lower your costs in either a CAPEX or OPEX business model.
Mediator-X has been designed for scalability, reliability, availability and
security within today's world of modern IT infrastructure. Mediator-X can run
on dedicated hardware or within public, private and hybrid cloud
Mediator-X uses modern clustered database and messaging services so the core
as well as the compute nodes can scale as your business grows. To handle ever
expanding meta-data volumes, Mediator-X uses a dual database architecture,
allowing for the separation of transactional data from analytical/search data
to give optimum performance and rich features for these very different data
Mediator-X has been designed to take advantage of the inherent benefits of
virtualization including the ability to spin-up and spin-down particular
services to meet workload demands. Within the linear playout space,
Mediator-X allows new channels to be configured and launched from within the
Mediator-X configuration tool. Also, Render-X transcoders can be
automatically launched and shut down to meet fluctuating non-linear
All core services are clustered for high availability and performance.
Existing deployments supporting 100s of users delivering 500,000+ assets/month.
Runs on dedicated HW, Private and Public Cloud, as well as hybrid cloud environments.
Comprehensive integrations are enabled through an extensive web services based API.
Operation, configuration and engineering UIs are all web browser based.
Transactional and analytical data handed by separate DB engines.
The Mediator-X platform is a true Enterprise grade MAM used for mission
critical workflows within media companies across the globe. It handles all
aspects of the workflow from ingest to delivery. Structured and rich
technical and business metadata is fully indexed and searchable. Workflows
are managed at the component level to allow video, audio, captions etc. to
traverse the system independently supporting concepts such as componentized
global assets and virtual assets.
Mediator-X has knowledge of every instance of every component in the storage
systems so it can deliver components where they're needed, when they're
needed. Mediator-X supports both linear automation and nonlinear delivery
applications, giving it the ability to prioritize all workflows based on an
aggregated view of required "air-date".
True multi-site team collaboration can be achieved by having a single unified
system. Where a team and equipment is split over two physical sites, a single
system cannot be hosted in either location while still achieving high
availability. Mediator-X can support a multiple Availability Zone
(AZ) architecture and leverage its clustered core architecture to deliver
superior availability by distributing nodes within different AZs. In addition
to this, some processing nodes can be kept on-premises. This is particularly
useful if the primary hi-res storage is still located on-premises.
Fully indexed and searchable structured business and technical metadata.
Rich library of 3rd party drivers and years of production use with ESBs.
Restrict users access to tasks and content libraries by account.
Expand and grow the size of your deployment without limitation.
All workflows and processes take place at the component level.
Make use of TX or NLD schedules to drive workflows in "on-air" order.
Our automation has been built from the ground up for integrated play-out and
is relied on by broadcasters around the globe. Powerful integration with our
OvertureRT-LIVE allows template driven graphics to reach into the MAM to
pull-out built-in or custom metadata and dynamically populate on-air
graphics. These sophisticated expressions can be used to promote events in
the same schedule or across schedules.
Schedule import and as-run data export in multiple formats is supported.
Combining play-out with MAM and NLD in the Mediator-X platform allows you to
collect powerful, rich metadata once; drive workflows from schedule times;
construct non-linear assets straight out of the linear schedule and much
Public cloud on-demand billing is an attractive cost saving model for
short-term workloads. Mediator-X, Overture and Cloud Bridge can be used to
temporarily spin-up a full transmission chain in the cloud. This avoids
having to expand the footprint of on-site hardware, private cloud or
Support for multiple Frame Rates and compressed/uncompressed video and audio I/O.
Mix, Shuffle, Dolby Encode/Decode, Loudness Correction, Nielsen and Kantar Watermarking.
Up/Down/Cross Conversion, AFD Based Scaling.
Native Graphics, Full DVE Support, Dynamic Elements, RSS Driven Elements.
608/708 Captions, OP42/47 Subtitles, DVB, AFD Insertion, SCTE 104, V-Chip/XDS Insertion.
Delayed Playout with Use Configurable Delays.
Tier-1 content owners are using Mediator's Non Linear Distribution System to
take control of their VOD, TVE and other package-based deliveries.
Mediator-X's conform and transcode management tools can interact directly
with many different transcode engines including our own, Render-X. Packages
are described using the same technology as our linear TX meaning you can
easily recreate your on-air style.
The extensible metadata system is used to capture a super-set of all business,
editorial and technical data required to drive delivery to multiple
platforms. This superset approach allows you to easily exploit assets as you
on-board new platforms without re-keying.
Non-linear distribution workloads have peaks and troughs of demand. With
Mediator-X in the public cloud you can scale up and down your Render-X
transcoder fleet to match demand. Mediator-X manages and prioritizes all
queues through the workflow and determines the fleet size to meet delivery
deadlines. The fleet can be populated with on-demand or spot market
instances. By using the spot market, the running cost of the instance can be
Create your assets in a variety of formats and frame rates.
Mix, Shuffle, Dolby Encode/Decode, Loudness Correction.
Perform your transcode and conform jobs up to 8X faster than real time.
Insert native Graphics & DVEs; produce Non Linear Assets like your Linear Playout.
Enter metadata once and deliver to many platforms.
Pass metadata through workflows just like core assets.
WarnerMedia/HBO discusses how they rolled out their cloud-based linear playout
system using Evertz technology at AWS re:Invent.
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Media companies continue to evaluate different technologies to increase their
operational agility, flexibility, and adaptability. Cloud deployments of media
workflows are proving to be an increasingly viable way to deliver these key
capabilities. This includes file based workflows and most recently linear
playout applications. This presentation will outline the core elements and
architecture of a massive scale cloud playout application including critical
challenges and enabling technologies. Further, practical application of cloud-
based Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies will be discussed.
Evertz Microsystems discusses how it uses Amazon Web Services' GPU Based
Instances for Public Cloud Linear Broadcast Playout utilizing Evertz's Cloud
Native OvertureRT-LIVE Platform.
AMC's main goal for this project was to design and implement a state-of-the-art
playout cluster for the Chello-Latin America group of channels. To begin with,
the system design needed to accommodate sixteen channels of playout and all
associated file based content prep workflows. It also had to be extremely
scalable in order to support future growth, as well as operationally efficient and
deployable within an aggressive schedule. Physical space and power constraints
further complicated the design approach.
Discovery Communications discusses how it's migrating its broadcast playout
and channel origination to Amazon Web Services utilizing Evertz's Cloud Native
Mediator-X, OvertureRT Live and Render-X Platform.
With the explosion of content being created and consumed in today's mediasphere,
broadcasters face a number of operational challenges. Read more about Evertz' Mediator-X
solution designed for Cloudian's HyperStore petabyte-scale object storage platform.
Manual/automatic file-based ingest.
Automated ingest from VTR and/or Flexicart.
Live record from input lines.
Process content to/from 3rd Party Edit Programs.
Tools to perform Compliance Markup.
Integrate and manage 3rd party Auto QC tools.
User interfaces for playout automation including playlists.
User interfaces for studio playout automation including playlists.
Workflows to manage Subtitle production.
Workflows to manage Graphics production.
Edit and review Markers for Automation Events.
Workflows to handle additional language tracks for alternative audio.
Tools for metadata entry/approval against extended content metadata.
Tools for scheduling content for on demand services (placings).
Workflow to approve schedule content to On Demand Services.
Adds re-wrapping services for specific functions.
Workflows for Conform and Transcoding workflow process.
External Authentication Login to Mediator.
Multi Frame Rate MAM, Linear Transmission Playout and Non Linear Distribution.
Develop your own applications by interfacing with the Mediator API.
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