Posted On: Apr 8, 2020

AWS Elemental MediaConnect now supports failover between two live sources into a flow. If one source fails, MediaConnect can failover to the second source, increasing the resiliency of live video transport. This provides uninterrupted ingest and transport of live video streams by adding resilience and automatic failover. The SMPTE-2022-7 standard (seamless protection switching at the packet level) is used if the two sources are compliant, otherwise active/active failover is used. To learn more, please visit the MediaConnect User Guide.

In addition, AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports automatic failover between two live push sources (from MediaConnect, other UDP/RTP transport stream sources, or RTMP sources) used as an input for a live channel. This real-time, intelligent failover mechanism enables additional redundancy for MediaLive inputs and provides a higher level of resilience for live video streams. After a failover, you can select whether to return to the primary source when it is in a healthy state again or continue using the secondary source for the input. Alerts and logs are provided so you can identify actions taken and review status. To learn more, please visit the MediaLive User Guide

AWS Elemental MediaConnect is a reliable, secure, and flexible transport service for live video that enables broadcasters and content owners to build live video workflows and securely share live content with partners and customers.

AWS Elemental MediaLive is a broadcast-grade live video processing service. It lets you create high-quality live video streams for delivery to broadcast televisions and internet-connected multiscreen devices, like connected TVs, tablets, smartphones, and set-top boxes.

Visit the AWS Region Table for a full list of AWS Regions where MediaConnect and MediaLive are available.