AWS Elemental Delta is an on-premises solution that prepares live or on-demand video for delivery to broadcast televisions and streaming to internet-connected devices. It allows you to reliably and efficiently process content from a variety of sources for transmission to viewing devices at optimal resolutions and bitrates. Available as an appliance or as AWS-licensed software, AWS Elemental Delta lets you package and originate video at the source, inside the studio, or within remote facilities.

Key features

Advanced video delivery

Viewer expectations for broadcast and internet-connected video continue to increase, while consumer devices become more and more powerful and sophisticated. AWS Elemental Delta packages and originates content that supports an exceptional user experience. From a broad range of input formats, you can create multiple resolution and bitrate outputs for MPEG-DASH, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, HLS, and Apple devices, as well as MP4 and MPEG-TS files for legacy players.

Complete content control

With a dedicated solution for packaging and delivery, you can control your video outputs at a granular level to optimize performance, vary content by region, or change content protection and monetization strategies. AWS Elemental Delta lets you make content blackout, content replacement, and quality-of-service decisions based on content-specific rules or on a case-by-case basis. Adjust output bitrates and screen resolutions on the fly for control over network bandwidth consumption. Use input filters to define ingest points as well as storage locations for content, retention windows, and content types. Take advantage of output filters for easy setup and control over live-to-VOD services, packaging, encryption, and ad insertion.

Built-in content protection

Keeping content secure for delivery over internet networks is a key priority. AWS Elemental Delta simplifies security for content storage, quality checks, and asset delivery. Take advantage of just-in-time DRM support for HLS (traditional AES-128 or Apple Fairplay), or PlayReady (HLS, Smooth Streaming and MPEG-DASH), formats, as well as Common Encryption for MPEG-DASH. Integrate with other SPEKE-enabled solutions for fast, simple access to a wide range of DRM solutions.

Simplified monetization workflows

Video delivered over the internet offers a number of ways to monetize your content through advertising. AWS Elemental Delta enables your video workflow to deliver a seamless viewing experience with built-in advertising support and integration with advertising ecosystem partners. Automatically identify boundary and ad insertion markers and insert targeted advertising into live content for playback during and after a live broadcast. Take advantage of multiple ad insertion methodologies, such as comment-based HLS or Adobe Primetime, with support for multiple ingest and delivery formats like HLS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and transport streams.

Reduced management overhead

You can control AWS Elemental Delta via web interface, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), or REST/XML APIs for integration in an appliance, cloud-based, or virtualized deployment. Users can easily and efficiently manage tasks such as system setup, workflow integration, and job processing, scheduling, and prioritization.