AWS Media Services

Build video workflows in the cloud

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AWS Media Services make it fast and easy to transport, prepare, 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 on multiple screens. With AWS Media Services, you can innovate, test, and deploy video services without spending a lot of time or money to procure and integrate technology. Services scale as needed, maintaining consistent, high-quality content delivery as you add outputs or grow your audience. Reliability is built-in, with automated monitoring and repair available across geographies, so you can trust your infrastructure for even the highest-profile content. Interoperability with other AWS services and third-party applications provides a complete set of tools for live and on-demand video workflows.
AWS Media Solutions explained (1 minute)

Why AWS Media Services?

Focus on content

Allocate your staff resources where they can make the biggest impact: your content and services. Set aside the undifferentiated heavy lifting of acquiring and maintaining video transport, processing and delivery hardware, so you can focus on creating and delivering innovative video experiences and delighting your viewers.

Meet unpredictable needs

Eliminate the guesswork of capacity planning for video workflows. AWS Media Services can grow or shrink resources to handle unpredictable demand for your live and on-demand video offerings. Easily scale to thousands or millions of viewers, eliminating time spent provisioning infrastructure and avoiding the cost of excess resources.

Scale as you grow

Stay ahead of increasing storage, processing, and delivery requirements for video. Scalable services let you keep pace with increasingly large video streams and growing file sizes. Access to AWS storage services, including Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier, makes it easy and economical to add capacity as video storage needs expand.

Pay as you go

With cloud solutions, pay as you go for media transport, processing, packaging, and delivery. Trade up-front capital costs for predictable, variable expense based on the content you store and process, and the features you use. With AWS Media Services, you can manage your technology spend in alignment with your needs and revenue.

Build and adapt quickly

Be first to launch new offerings, adapt to audience interests, or capitalize new business opportunities. With AWS Media Services, you can quickly build, test, and launch upgrades, channels, or services. Easily incorporate monetization services, security features, or machine-learning tools into your workflow.

Go global in minutes

Extend your media workflow to audiences around the world with a few clicks. Take advantage of network resources to ingest video near the source and distribute content near the viewer for optimal performance and low latency. Standards-based capabilities make it simple to localize your content by geography.

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.
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Reliable, secure, and flexible transport for live video
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Prepare file-based video assets for on-demand broadcast and multiscreen delivery
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Convert inputs into live outputs for broadcast and multiscreen video delivery
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Originate and package live and on-demand video content
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Originate and store video assets for live or on-demand media workflows
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Personalize and monetize multiscreen video content with server-side ad insertion

Kinesis Video Streams

Capture, process, and store video streams for analytics and machine learning

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.

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Convert inputs into live outputs for broadcast and multiscreen video delivery
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Prepare file-based content for on-demand broadcast and multiscreen delivery
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Package and deliver live and on-demand video content
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Manage video networks for live and on-demand content

Customer Stories

  • Kayo
  • Pac 12
  • FOX Sports
  • BT
  • Kayo
  •  "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 at 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. Learn how video infrastructure from AWS helps Kayo Sports stream more than 30,000 hours of content with game-changing features to deliver an outstanding user experience.

    Customer Snapshot: Kayo
  • Pac 12
  •  "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 for 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. Learn how Pac-12 Networks is going all-in on AWS to transform the fan experience with high-quality, personalized live and on-demand sports


    Customer Snapshot: Pac-12 Networks
  • FOX Sports
  • "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 for 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
  • “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 for BT

    About BT

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


Example Applications

AWS Media Services enable video providers of all kinds to bring engaging content to their customers. Media and entertainment companies can use AWS to extend their audience reach through OTT offerings. Content owners can easily create on-demand content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery at scale. Broadcasters and content distributors can simplify and streamline their digital supply chains, while reducing their investment in capital infrastructure.

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