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Make the most of your content in the super sports year 2024

The upcoming year will be full of fantastic sports events: Venues like the Summer Games, the European Football Championship, and the Ice Hockey World Championship are eagerly anticipated by sports fans worldwide – and they are getting closer every day ...

Deliver your high-value content to your audiences the easy way: Pop-up channels have taken center stage as a game-changer, providing an electrifying and budget-friendly track to enrapture viewers during momentous events.

You have the rights – we handle your broadcast

Start, provision, and operate pop-up and event channels with makalu – for a faster, better, and easier playout than ever. Our cloud-based playout automation meets the unique needs of sports broadcasters and is tailor-made to empower your coverage of a spectacle set to ignite the sports world.

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That’s why to choose makalu

Rapid launch and shutdown

Timing is everything in sports broadcasting. makalu enables you to launch pop-up channels swiftly, ensuring you're on-air precisely when your audience craves live coverage. When the event is over, easily shut your channels down again.

Cost efficiency

Budget constraints are a reality, but that shouldn't limit your ability to deliver captivating content. makalu is designed to be cost-efficient, allowing you to make the most of your resources without compromising quality.

Flexibility and scalability

Adaptability is key in sports broadcasting. makalu provides the flexibility to operate from anywhere and scale up or down as needed, accommodating your evolving coverage requirements effortlessly.

One-stop shop

We offer everything from deployment and integration to maintenance and operations. Whether you need a simple SaaS model or the full-service package – makalu is the right choice for you.

Exclusive engagement

Build brand presence and audience engagement like never before. makalu empowers you to deliver exclusive content to viewers who opt into your pop-up channel, creating a unique and immersive experience.

Seamless integration

Transitioning to a cloud-based solution doesn't have to be complicated. With makalu, we provide seamless integration, allowing you to focus on content creation while we handle the technical aspects.

Embrace the future of event-based distribution

Whatever the venue you want to broadcast – we are committed to helping you make the most of your coverage. makalu is your ticket to delivering exceptional content, engaging viewers, and staying ahead in the dynamic world of sports and event broadcasting.

We are your established partner in sports broadcasting

Qvest has a long history in delivering technical advice, production and broadcasting infrastructures to sports broadcasters and channels for various Summer Games, Winter Games, Football World Cups and European Championships, and other coverage.

Fantastic GUI

Easy handling, seamless functionality and maximum user experience for operators.

Multi-channel planning tool

Quickly build primary and and opt-out schedules for your program.

100% remote

Web-based, location-independent configuration and usage. Operate from anywhere at any time.

Full service needed?

If desired, we take care of your playout business.

Core compo­nents


Included Asset Uploader to upload content. Files are automatically processed (e.g. thumbnail, low-res video file and media information).


Includes traffic component for strategic/operative as well as rough/daily planning.


Auto­mation and playout graphics in one system. Graphics can be scheduled or triggered by the operator.


One or more players running on playout instances in single or 1+1/m+n redundancy mode, that are seamlessly playing video files from a playlist.

Ad insertion

A dynamic ad triggering feature enables to signal ad insertion opportunities that can be used by downstream systems to automatically replace content parts.


If you already know details about your planned channel, you can submit them using this form. Send us details like: type of event, time period, number of channels.