Posted On: Oct 9, 2023

With AWS Elemental MediaTailor Channel Assembly you can now detect ad break markers that exist within VOD sources and insert ads at those existing times.

Previously, you had to create manual timing offsets for ad breaks in your channel schedule. Now, when you create or update a VOD source, then schedule it as a Program for your channel, you can choose from the detected ad break offsets in addition to scheduling at any segment boundary offset.

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.