Posted On: Feb 6, 2023

You can now make changes to an AWS Elemental MediaTailor Channel closer to the live edge. When a channel is running and content is playing, it is often necessary to amend the schedule quickly in reaction to unplanned or non-determined events. For example, cutting from a live source to a VOD source after a live event has concluded or adjusting what source plays for an upcoming program a few minutes before it begins. From today, you can make certain program updates in a channel’s schedule to take effect 60 seconds or more in the future. 

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.