StreamGuys and Digigram Partner for Cloud-Based Audio Services
StreamGuys and Digigram have announced a partnership to bring Digigram’s blu Live audio contribution service to the United States and Canada as a joint offering running on StreamGuys’ robust cloud infrastructure. The two companies will demonstrate the benefits of the solution at the upcoming 2018 NAB Show, where Digigram will exhibit in booth N6615 and StreamGuys will co-exhibit with ENCO in booth N3824.
blu Live is a cloud-based solution for real-time management of audio content contribution from journalists, expert voice talent and remote presenters, streamlining live contribution from any Internet-connected source to a professional broadcast studio. Combining a cloud SaaS application with professional-grade audio interface hardware at the receiving endpoint, blu Live makes it easy for studios to securely establish and switch between several simultaneous, high-quality bidirectional communications links with remote contributors via a browser-based virtual mixing workspace.
Suitable for radio broadcasters, news organisations, sporting leagues and live event producers, the service allows contributors and even talk show listeners to easily participate from anywhere in the world without the need for dedicated equipment – just a web browser or smartphone and Internet access.
The partnership brings blu Live to radio broadcasters and content producers in the U.S. and Canada for the first time, following Digigram’s successful launch of the solution in Europe last year. blu Live will be offered directly by StreamGuys and through authorised Digigram resellers, while StreamGuys’ customer service team will provide front-line technical support for the solution to users.
blu Live will run on StreamGuys’ broadcast-grade cloud infrastructure, with services hosted and operated in StreamGuys’ global data-centres. StreamGuys’ proven infrastructure was built and optimised specifically to meet the 24/7 reliability and performance needs of broadcasters and premium media organisations, making it an ideal platform for the innovative remote contribution solution.
“We are thrilled to partner with Digigram to bring blu Live to the U.S. and Canadian markets,” said Kiriki Delany, president, StreamGuys. “blu Live takes the traditional concepts of remote broadcast contribution to a whole new level of functionality and flexibility, simplifying workflows today while helping customers move towards a fully virtualised studio of the future. We continue to team up with leading innovators, deploying their applications on our broadcast-grade cloud, and our partnership with Digigram is a great fit for both of our companies and our customers.”
“In addition to having a proven technical infrastructure, StreamGuys deeply understands the needs of the broadcast market and has a respected name in the radio industry,” said Jérémie Weber, CEO, Digigram. “They have also earned a great reputation for their 24/7 support, and are the best company to operate blu Live in the United States.”