Posted On: May 24, 2023

Starting today you can package your media streams in Low-Latency HTTP Live Streaming (LL-HLS) format with AWS Elemental MediaPackage. LL-HLS functionality can be used with AWS Elemental MediaLive or AWS Elemental Live v2.25.0, in combination with SCTE-35 for ad insertion workflows, and with SPEKE v2 for multi-key digital rights management (DRM), including key rotation. 

By using LL-HLS, you can reduce the end-to-end latency to as low as five seconds behind live, which matches the traditional broadcast latency range while still leveraging monetization and content protection features. With a content delivery network (CDN) like Amazon CloudFront, you can deliver your LL-HLS stream at scale to viewers.

LL-HLS support is available with no additional cost. For information on MediaPackage charges visit the pricing page. To learn more about getting started with LL-HLS, visit the AWS Elemental MediaPackage documentation page.

MediaPackage functions independently or as part of AWS Elemental Media Services, a family of services that form the foundation of cloud-based video workflows and offer the capabilities you need to transport, create, package, monetize, and deliver video. Visit the AWS region table for a full list of AWS Regions where AWS Elemental MediaPackage is available.