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Up Close and Personal with Zype Playout

Since launching Zype Playout, we’ve been excited to show an in-depth look at the easiest way for video product teams to create, monetize, and distribute broadcast-quality, linear live IP-delivered streams. Awarded NAB Product of the Year Award for B2B Streaming at NAB Show 2019, Zype Playout boasts channel creation, program management, support for multiple monetization setups, among other exciting features. And we think it’s pretty awesome that Zype Playout contributed meaningfully to Zype’s full-stack video content management and distribution service, helping Zype secure the title of OTT Exec Company of the Year 2019.

With Zype Playout, you’ll be able to build, program, and broadcast linear channels created from playlists of videos that already exist in your Zype library

 

What are the key features of Zype Playout?

  • Distribute to your Owned and Operated websites and video apps, plus OTT marketplaces
  • Syndicate to partners like YouTube, Twitch, and any other RTMP or HLS standard-based destination
  • Monetize O&O by using subscription and purchase paywalls
  • Gain more audience metadata by adding a registration wall
  • Keep your channel fresh by adding or editing your Playout channel rundown through your source playlist

How complex is the setup?

For those of you who have configured Zype Live to broadcast a live event in the Zype platform, Zype Playout will be a synch. Even if you don’t have familiarity with live events, we doubt you’ll have any issues understanding the steps outlined below. Remember that with Zype Playout, you’ll be able to build, program, and broadcast linear channels created from playlists of videos that already exist in your Zype library. 

Step 1 – Determine where your channel will be distributed – Playout destinations determine where you’ll distribute your Playout stream, whether it’s to existing owned and operated websites and videos apps, to YouTube and Facebook Live, or to custom destinations.

Step 2 – Review and edit your channel rundown – Because your Playout channel is created from a playlist in your Zype library, you can use an existing playlist for your channel rundown, or build a new source playlist to use when you create your channel.

Step 3 – Create your channel – Once a Zype Playout channel is created, it exists in your Zype library just as a video or live event would. You can add or edit metadata like a custom thumbnail image, and test the broadcast to view your channel rundown (Zype Live customers will be familiar with this) right from the Manage Channels page.

Zype handles all of the complex underlying video packaging, broadcast server management, and infrastructure; we work to normalize video bitrates, renditions, and aspect ratios from different videos in your library to provide a cohesive, high-quality stream experience to successfully broadcast your Playout channel. 

Anything else I should know?

Glad you asked! We always recommend our Help Center as a good source of knowledge when trying to dig deeper. We’ve created a Zype Playout section covering playout destinations, playout channels, monetization, and more. 

Want to know (even) more?

Visit the Zype Playout product page to for a high-level overview of the product and it’s capabilities. If you aren’t working with Zype today but would like to learn more, request a demo with our team.

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