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.
Media Asset Management
Enterprise grade MAM for mission critical component-based workflows.
Transmission Playout Automation
Integrates a template driven channel branding engine that can reach into the MAM and utilize built-in or custom meta-data fields to dynamically populate on-air graphical elements.
Non Linear Distribution
Mediator-X's extensible meta-data 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 dedicated 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.
CAPEX & OPEX Effective
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 environments.
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 use cases.
- High Availability
All core services are clustered for high availability and performance.
Existing deployments supporting 100s of users delivering 500,000+ assets/month.
- Any Infrastructure
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.
- Web UIs
Operation, configuration and engineering UIs are all web browser based.
- Dual Database
Transactional and analytical data handled by separate DB engines.
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 shutdown to meet fluctuating non-linear distribution workloads.
Media Asset Management
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 meta-data 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 non-linear delivery applications, giving it the ability to prioritize all workflows based on an aggregated view of required "air-date".
Fully indexed and searchable structured business and technical meta-data.
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.
- Prioritized Workflows
Make use of TX or NLD schedules to drive workflows in "on-air" order.
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.
Linear Transmission Playout
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 meta-data 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 meta-data once; drive workflows from schedule times; construct non-linear assets straight out of the linear schedule and much more!
- Multiple I/O
Support for multiple Frame Rates and compressed/uncompressed video and audio I/O.
Native Graphics, Full DVE Support, Dynamic Elements, RSS Driven Elements.
Mix, Shuffle, Dolby Encode/Decode, Loudness Correction, Nielsen and Kantar Watermarking.
- Ancillary Data
608/708 Captions, OP42/47 Subtitles, DVB, AFD Insertion, SCTE 104, V-Chip/XDS Insertion.
Up/Down/Cross Conversion, AFD Based Scaling.
- Delayed Playout
Delayed Playout with User Configurable Delays.
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 near-line storage.
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 meta-data 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.
Create your assets in a variety of formats and frame rates.
Insert native Graphics & DVEs; produce Non Linear Assets like your Linear Playout.
Mix, Shuffle, Dolby Encode and Decode, Loudness Correction.
Enter meta-data once and deliver to many platforms.
Perform your transcode and conform jobs up to 8X faster than real time.
Pass meta-data through workflows just like core assets.
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 significantly reduced.
AMC Networks Case StudyAMC Networks International Chello Latin America Channels
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. Read more...
Discovery CommunicationsDiscovery Communications' session at AWS re:Invent
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. View on YouTube...
Cloudian Inc. SolutionCloudian + Evertz Mediator-X Media Factory Solution
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. Read more...