Direct-to-Consumer & Streaming
Supporting the world’s leading direct-to-consumer and streaming platforms with more purpose-built capabilities than any cloud
AWS offers the most purpose-built services for direct-to-consumer (D2C) & streaming, helping leaders like Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, Discovery+, HULU, and Prime Video reliably deliver, monetize, and support live and on-demand media over the internet, and bring unparalleled experiences to screens everywhere.
AWS has more than 15 years of media & entertainment experience, with AWS Elemental continuing to lead the industry with services such as AWS Elemental MediaLive, a broadcast-grade live video processing service, and AWS Elemental MediaConvert, a file-based video transcoding service with broadcast-grade features. More than 60 AWS Partners offer tools to support D2C & Streaming workloads.
Leading D2C & Streaming customers building on AWS
Learn how Netflix uses AWS to power its business and deliver award-winning entertainment to more than 100 million members.
Video streaming service Peacock used AWS services, including Amazon EC2, to build a fully cloud-based infrastructure and achieve a flawless launch in just one year.
Hear how Hotstar (Disney's OTT streaming service), scaled to create a global record for live streaming to 25.3 million concurrent viewers and runs gamedays before facing live games.
Using a suite of AWS services, including Amazon CloudFront, Kiswe set a Guiness World Record for the largest live streaming ticketed concert with over 750,000 viewers.
AWS Media Services
AWS Elemental Appliances & Software
Solutions and other services
Live Streaming on AWS
Two over-the-top (OTT) live video streaming solutions to cost-effectively deliver media content to a global audience in the AWS Cloud.
Live Streaming on AWS
This is a fully featured, customizable solution. Built with AWS Elemental MediaLive and AWS Elemental MediaPackage, this solution provides users with an uninterrupted live streaming experience by using a standard MediaLive channel with dual inputs and outputs as well as redundant inputs for MediaPackage.
Live Streaming on AWS with MediaStore
This solution provides you with the fundamental tools and resources to deliver live video content. It replaces MediaPackage with AWS Elemental MediaStore for live stream origination.
Video on Demand on AWS
Two media solutions to cost-effectively deliver video-on-demand (VOD) content to global audiences using the AWS Cloud.
Video on Demand on AWS Foundation
This solution is designed to help you quickly get started encoding video files with AWS Elemental MediaConvert. It can be easily customized and used as the starting point to create a more complex workflow.
Video on Demand on AWS
This solution extends the Video on Demand on AWS Foundation solution with additional features and several options that can be customized.
Media Services Application Mapper
Automatically provision the services necessary to visualize media services, their relationships, and the real-time status of linear video services.
This solution features a browser application that includes both a tile view and a diagram view to help you identify the root cause of a problem when multiple media services are sending messages to Amazon CloudWatch.
Aggregate resources into a single channel tile that represents a single streaming video channel. Each tile displays the aggregated media service configuration information for all resources included in the tile. Visualize the relationships between your media services and the status of your resources and pipelines as workflow diagrams. You can also customize the solution to include custom node types or on-premises equipment.
Fast, highly secure and programmable content delivery network (CDN)
Amazon CloudFront is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that has been highly optimized for Media & Entertainment industry workloads. You can use CloudFront to deliver massive video-on-demand catalogs or live stream your content to millions. No matter where your audience is, reach them globally through 216+ of points of presence, a private network backbone, and software that’s been tuned and optimized over the last decade. The world’s largest live events and leading online video platforms (OVPs) use CloudFront for its industry leading security, performance, reliability, and full AWS stack integration.
AWS Partners for Direct-to-Consumer & Streaming
For customers looking to accelerate time to market, the AWS Partner Network (APN) offers a diverse and deep set of D2C & Streaming solutions from more than 60 AWS Partner.
“Combining Accedo Orchestra and AWS Media Services enables customers to quickly launch and evolve their own video management platform handling live and VOD content, to be easily connected to an existing OTT ecosystem.”
- Bleuenn Le Goffic, VP Strategy and Business Development, Accedo
“Bitmovin gives OTT video providers a choice of deployment options that simplify and accelerate use of cloud-based media workflows on AWS, allowing them to redefine the consumer viewing experience while significantly lowering cost.”
- Stefan Lederer, CEO and Co-Founder, Bitmovin
“For media companies focused on launching and rapidly growing direct-to-consumer (D2C) services, time to market is critical. Working with AWS helps us enable flexible and agile monetization in weeks, not months.”
- Vijay Sajja, Founder and CEO, Evergent Technologies, Inc
Media & 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.
AWS Consulting Partners help customers build customized solutions to meet their unique needs