Make TV – Essentials Channel.

Broadcasters are looking for a simpler way — technically and operationally — to originate thematic channels without compromising on reliability or the premium viewing experience their audience demands.

The Essentials channel is an origination option for the Aviator Make TV cloud playout solution. Designed for channels that do not require high levels of interactivity or support for live workflows, the Essentials option makes operating and monitoring simpler linear channels straightforward and more cost-effective.

Delivering exceptional video, audio, and graphics quality, Essentials channels ensure that the focus on premium-quality viewing experiences at the heart of Aviator is maintained in even the simplest channel origination applications. Operating dynamic channels that appeal to viewers helps the bottom line, giving content providers new advertising opportunities.

Aviator Make TV - Playout Channel - Essentials


Aviator Essentials channel includes:

  • Linux Video Processing Engine

  • Clip Playback
  • HTML5 Graphics
  • PGM Branded Output
  • SCTE Insertion
  • Thumbnail Preview on MCS Panel

  • Closed Captions Passthrough
  • Cut/Fade Transitions 
  • HD PAL/NTSC Support
  • 2.0/5.1 AAC Audio Support
  • Audio shuffling
  • Same UI as Aviator Make TV Standard/Premium channels

  • Options:

    • Dolby Digital AC3 Encode
    • 2.0 > 5.1 Upmix
    • 5.1 > 2.0 Downmix
    • Loudness Correction
    • Kantar Watermarking
    • Nielsen Watermarking
  • Integrated with advanced Aviator control tools: playout automation, manual operation dashboards, content management, channel redundancy, monitoring & analytics, planning, and monetization
  • Integrates with Imagine’s SureFire™ broadcast-quality video ad server and other common dynamic ad insertion solutions

I/O, Master Control, Playback, Graphics, Audio, Captions, SCTE

Aviator Essentials channel with graphics

Imagine’s partnership with, the revolutionary HTML5-based graphics platform, enables content creators and rights holders to easily add high-quality, broadcast-grade graphic branding capabilities to their channels leveraging a cloud-native delivery solution.

Ideally suited for Aviator’s Essentials channel origination option, this combined solution enables channel providers running simple operations for less demanding workflows to create content and manage a playout ecosystem that delivers sophisticated on-screen visual experiences.

With just a web browser and internet connection, operators can securely access and manage each channel and graphic branding using Aviator Make TV’s integrated playout automation. Additionally, the control tools fit on Aviator’s web-based Control Dashboard UIs, enabling a simplified manual control for flexible workflows that suit a vast range of needs.

Supported Features include:

  • Stills, animations, full-screen graphics
  • Rolls, crawls, lower thirds

  • Scoreboards, text

  • Clocks, counters

  • Data originated from the channel’s playlist for insertion into Singular graphics

  • Template library, advanced widgets, scripting

  • Web UIs for playout control and management

  • Masks, drop shadow

  • Video WebM, audio

  • Real-time external dynamic data from web, database, RSS, social media, and other sources

Note: For more sophisticated channels featuring advanced animations with real-time elements, complex master control environments with live inputs, or higher audio management capabilities, Aviator Make TV offers Standard and Premium channels. Every Essentials channel can be easily upgraded to Standard or Premium when needed.

See What Aviator Make TV Essentials, Standard and Premium Channels Offer


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