Media Services on AWS

Build live and on-demand video workflows
AWS Media Services make it fast and easy to produce, process, and deliver broadcast and over-the-top video. These pay-as-you-go services and appliance products offer the video infrastructure you need to deliver great viewing experiences to any screen.
Focus on content
Set aside the undifferentiated heavy lifting of acquiring and maintaining video hardware, so you can focus on creating and delivering innovative video experiences and delighting your viewers.
Build and adapt quickly
Quickly build, test, and launch new products, channels, or services and eliminate the guesswork of capacity planning. Easily incorporate monetization capabilities, security features, and machine-learning tools.
Scale as you grow
Easily scale with content requirements and audience demand. AWS Media Services integrate with AWS storage, networking, and compute services, making it simple and economical to add capacity as needs change.
Go global in minutes
Bring your media workflow to audiences around the world. Use network resources to ingest video near the source and distribute content near the viewer for optimal performance and low latency.
AWS Media Solutions explained (1:18)

AWS Media Services

Customers choose AWS Media Services to transport, prepare, process, and deliver live and on-demand content in the cloud. These managed services let you build and adapt video workflows quickly, eliminate capacity planning, easily scale with growth, and benefit from pay-as-you-go pricing. Connect with other AWS services and third-party applications for media storage, machine learning, content protection, monetization campaigns, and more.

AWS Elemental Appliances & Software

For some customers, components of the video workflow need to be deployed on-premises, such as processing baseband SDI video sources for live video, or integrating video processing with local storage resources. AWS Elemental Appliances and Software come in two variants: ready-to-deploy appliances, or AWS-licensed software that you install on your own hardware, so you can deploy video processing and delivery solutions on-premises where you need them.

Use cases

  • Multi-format live video streaming
  • Video file transcoding
  • Broadcast distribution
  • Low-latency live video streaming
  • Personalized ads


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  • Kayo
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    "With over 30,000 hours of content and game-changing features, it’s critical we deliver the best possible experience to sports-loving Aussies. AWS helps Kayo do this through its fast pace of innovation, with constantly evolving tools that help us deliver a world class experience."

    - Thomas Kaurin
    Director of Technology, Kayo

    About Kayo
    Kayo Sports offers Australia’s sports fans a massive selection of more than 50 live sports powered by FOX SPORTS Australia, ESPN, and beIN SPORTS.

  • Pac-12
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    "To stay ahead of technology at a fraction of the traditional cost, we turned to the cloud with AWS which offers end-to-end ingest-to-delivery workflow support... Moving to AWS Cloud allowed us to move faster, increased our ability to scale, and created new opportunities for content creation and distribution."

    - Mark Kramer
    VP, Engineering and Technology, Pac-12 Networks

    About Pac-12 Networks
    The sports media production arm of the Pac-12 Conference, is on a mission to connect fans to the universities and sports they love.

  • Fox Sports
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    "FOX SPORTS is at the vanguard of sports broadcast innovation. To deliver live sport of this volume to our subscribers requires scale. We have implemented the AWS Cloud to leverage the end-to-end live event and content monetization workflows only available in the cloud through AWS Elemental Media Services."

    - Alastair Robertson
    Chief Technology Officer, FOX SPORTS Australia

    About Fox Sports
    FOX SPORTS Australia Pty Limited (FOX SPORTS) is Australia’s leading producer of sports coverage and is home to Australia’s favorite subscription television sports channels as well as Australia’s number one multi-sports website and app.

  • BT
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    “The ease of use of these AWS console-based services for end-to-end workflows will provide a level of flexibility and efficiency that will be a game changer for our industry while providing a flexible option that can coexist with legacy on-premises live and on-demand infrastructures deployments.” 

    - Ian Parr
    Director TV and Broadband Infrastructure, BT

    About BT
    BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving customers in the UK and more than 170 countries.