Run low-latency broadcast workloads with the most agility, elasticity, scalability, and reliability of any cloud

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Explore the most purpose-built solutions for media & entertainment with our virtual demos.

AWS is the leading choice for broadcasters

Broadcasters run more television channel ingest, processing, creation, and distribution workloads on AWS than anywhere else. Customers including FOX, ViacomCBS, and Discovery pioneer the future of broadcasting using an unmatched portfolio of purpose-built AWS services and appliances, along with partner solutions. Using AWS Elemental MediaConnect, a high-quality transport service for live video, and AWS Elemental Live, Conductor Live, and Statmux software and hardware for encoding live outputs, customers can position on-premises workloads where they are needed, building broadcast workflows on AWS for live events and 24/7 channels. 

Paul Cheesbrough of FOX on using AWS to modernize and innovate (1:51)

Benefits

Accelerate with ready-made solutions and partners
With a broadcast solution built on AWS, you can iterate quickly and experiment with new delivery options. Stay in front of your viewers as they move between platforms, and adapt to changes in behavior quickly. The flexibility made possible by operating in the cloud opens up your content to new opportunities and provides access to engineering talent from almost anywhere.
Achieve unmatched performance and high-quality video
With the most purpose-built software, appliances, and services for broadcasting, you can send uncompressed video over the AWS network with latency of less than one frame of video. AWS Partners provide end-to-end distributed video solutions, with higher-quality and lower latency inputs for live cloud processing.
Increase agility, efficiency, and reduce costs
Optimize costs and unlock opportunities to expand faster than was possible before with physical data centers and playout hubs. AWS Global Cloud Infrastructure provides the broadest selection of instance types on the most extensive cloud platform, so you can select the most cost-efficient, performant instances, and position them close to the camera for low latency and inexpensive backhaul.

Broadcast solutions and services

Custom-built solutions

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Real-Time Live Sports Updates Using AWS AppSync

Near real-time sports score updates, game and match statistics, fantasy sports updates, and social media interactions.

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AWS services

Customer stories

FOX

FOX modernizes and innovates using AWS

FOX produces and distributes content through some of the world’s leading brands, including FOX News, FOX Sports, and FOX Television Stations, engaging with millions of viewers through its broadcast and OTT platforms. FOX Corporation uses AWS to create new ways of producing and delivering live events.

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Sky

Sky Italia delivers real-time sports updates, optimizes data propagation 15x on AWS

Sky Italia migrated to AWS to rebuild its previous architecture from the ground up, increasing its horizontal scalability and elasticity during both peak and off-peak times.

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ViacomCBS

AWS and ViacomCBS expand strategic agreement to transform content creation and delivery

ViacomCBS will migrate operations for its entire broadcast footprint, which spans 425 linear television channels and 40 global data and media centers, to the world’s leading cloud.

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KBS

KBS flexibly scales in response to traffic increases

Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) migrated about 300 servers from a collocation data center to AWS, gaining the flexibility to scale resources on days major sporting events are held.

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ITV

ITV saves $150,000 in compute costs by using Amazon EKS on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

Learn how ITV, the largest commercial television network in the United Kingdom, offered its high-quality services to a much larger volume of end users while optimizing costs.

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Read success stories of M&E customers
launching and scaling quickly

AWS Partners for Broadcast

Discover purpose-built health solutions and services from an extensive network of industry-leading AWS Partners who have demonstrated technical expertise and customer success in building solutions on AWS.

Imagine Communications

“We built the Versio modular playout ecosystem on AWS so our customers can launch new channels and services faster at a lower total cost. What formerly took weeks now takes hours, without managing underlying infrastructure.”

- Steve Reynolds, President, Imagine Communications

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Evertz

“Evertz’ Mediator-X and Overture solutions for Media Asset Management, Content Supply Chain, and Linear playout applications running on AWS deliver the scalability, flexibility and operational efficiency demanded by today’s leading broadcasters.”

- Dan Turow, Vice President of File Based Solutions, Evertz

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Amagi

Amagi brings simplicity, advanced automation, and transparency to the entire broadcast operation, be it for traditional TV or next-gen multiscreen platforms.

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EVS

EVS helps broadcasters and media companies around the world create compelling live storytelling in the most reliable, efficient, and creative way.

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Lumen

As a technology leader and solutions provider, Lumen delivers hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions globally.

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Ross powers video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’s widest range of smart production solutions.

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Vizrt

Vizrt offers solutions that are in regular use by major global media producers using AWS services by harnessing the combined power of software, computing, and networks.

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Consulting partners

AWS Consulting Partners help customers build customized solutions to meet their unique needs.

AWS Marketplace

Media and entertainment solutions from AWS Partners are also available on AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog of third-party software, services, and data that makes it easy to find, buy, deploy, and manage software on AWS.

Grabyo

Grabyo

Cloud platform for live production, streaming & video editing.

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ioio.tv

iO Connect

Next-generation cloud native platform for high-definition video.

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Veset

Stratus

Easy to use all-in-one web app for creating live (linear) TV channels.

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Resources

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eBook

Transform your broadcast technology on the cloud

In this eBook, examine how the cloud is transforming broadcast. Discover solutions from AWS and AWS Partners designed to enhance and improve broadcast workflows, and read how broadcast customers are succeeding by modernizing on the cloud.

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Video

We interrupt this broadcast…to move to the cloud

From playout to primary distribution, statistical multiplexing to monitoring, discover how reliable distribution of 24x7 live video originating in AWS is, and see how you can take advantage of the flexibility, agility, and scale of the the cloud.

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Video

FOX and uncompressed live sports in the cloud

FOX continues to innovate the way live television is created and distributed in the cloud. In this video, FOX dives into how it uses AWS Media Services to create adaptable, elastic, and efficient workflows sharing lessons learned as they pioneer moving the television technology industry forward using AWS.

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Case study

Dorna’s MotoGP accelerates remote content production on AWS and Grabyo

With Grabyo, a cloud-based system for live and real-time video production powered by AWS, Dorna has grown its global MotoGP audience, bringing fans more ways to enjoy race-day action and greater access to the riders, teams, and sponsors that drive the sport of motorcycle racing.

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