Posted On: Jan 30, 2023

AWS Elemental MediaTailor Channel Assembly can now emit logs of a channel timeline to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Starting today, you can configure a channel to emit an “As Run” timeline log. This will log important play out events such as source content, start times, ad breaks inserted, and more. Using Amazon CloudWatch Insights, you can also configure queries to build reports such as weekly As Run reports.

AWS Elemental MediaTailor logs take advantage of volume-based tiered pricing for vended logs. Please visit the Amazon CloudWatch pricing page to learn more about vended logs pricing available in all public regions. Please visit our documentation to learn more about Amazon CloudWatch.

Using Channel Assembly with MediaTailor, you can create linear channels that are delivered over-the-top (OTT) in a cost-efficient way, even for channels with low viewership. You can create virtual linear streams with a low running cost by using existing multi-bitrate encoded and packaged live or VOD content. You can also monetize Channel Assembly linear streams by inserting ad breaks without having to condition the content with SCTE-35 markers.

Visit the AWS global region table for a full list of AWS Regions where AWS Elemental MediaTailor is available.