Media Supply Chain & Archive

Award-winning, purpose-built capabilities to centralize and store media operations in the cloud

Centralize content storage, processing, creation, and distribution operations from the ground to the cloud with Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award-winning, industry-specific capabilities for media supply chain and archiving. AWS has unmatched experience supporting supply chain from ingest, processing, creation, and distribution to and from the cloud—as well as more than 80 AWS Partners with dedicated tools for Media Supply Chain & Archive applications.

Media2Cloud: Architecture for the Formula 1 Legacy (6m45s)
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Leading Media Supply Chain & Archive customers on AWS

Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV)

A playout system is used to stream video for broadcasting and over-the-top (OTT) video. Learn how Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV) uses theirs to performs tasks such as switching between a live feed and a pre-recorded asset, controlling and editing the progress of a TV program, and switching video sources on AWS.

A+E Networks

A+E Networks discuss the drivers that prompted them to shift from on-premises technology to deploying more than 90% of their infrastructure on the cloud, as well as lessons about culture, organizational structure, and technology.

Discovery Communications

Using solutions from AWS and AWS Partners, Discovery migrated more than 400 global channels to AWS, decommissioned its data centers and physical playout hubs, and lowered its total cost of ownership (TCO). The broadcaster’s new cloud-based, flexible business model enabled it to stand up short-run channels for major events.


MGM is migrating its content library and critical SAP workloads to AWS to power its media supply chain as well as support its content rights and distribution processes. Running on AWS, MGM will distribute content across multiple platforms quickly and at scale.


The most reliable storage option for media archives

Customer such as Turner Broadcasting secure media archives using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) which is designed for 99.999999999% durability (11 9's), providing industry-leading performance, scalability, and availability. The Amazon S3 Glacier and S3 Glacier Deep Archive storage classes allow you to archive older media content affordably then move it to Amazon S3 for distribution when needed.

Media intelligence solutions to unlock metadata from content libraries

AWS offers ready-made solutions to migrate video assets to the cloud and apply machine learning to apply metadata and extract insights for downstream applications. Customers can reduce human involvement needed to analyze and extract valuable metadata from video using Amazon Rekognition for highly accurate object, scene, and activity detection—and apply brand safety, ad placements, and content tagging.

Transform your supply chain with the largest network of partners

More than 80 AWS Partners provide dedicated tools for Media Supply Chain & Archive use cases, including Dalet, SDVI, and Telestream. AWS won a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award in 2020 with AWS Partners Evertz and SDVI Corporation, and customers Discovery and FOX NE&O (Walt Disney Television) for public cloud-based media supply chain covering ingest, management, and delivery.

Solutions and services

AWS Partners for Media Supply Chain & Archive

For customers looking to accelerate time to market, the AWS Partner Network (APN) offers a diverse and deep set of Media Supply Chain & Archive solutions from more than 80 AWS Partners.


“IMT, the expert in Media and Entertainment technology and MAM solutions, along with SoDA data management software enable customers to create cost-efficient hybrid cloud workflows and archive throughout the media supply chain.”

- Jason Kranitz, President - Systems Integration, IMT + SoDA


“True media supply chain optimization requires new ways of thinking coupled with a purpose-built technology platform. Together with AWS, SDVI makes it possible for our customers to achieve business agility, realize operational efficiency, and pursue growth opportunities with supply chain optimization powered by Rally.”

- Geoff Stedman, Chief Marketing Officer, SDVI


“Telestream’s services on AWS are leveraged by customers around the world to create, transform and ensure media quality with our Telestream Cloud services including Transform, QC and Stream Monitor.”

- Scott Murray, SVP Corporate Marketing - Telestream

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

Blog posts and articles


SDI Media, Haymillian, and AWS discuss the content localization efforts in Mexico City, Mongolia, and Dubai for the Found Lederhosen Project at the HPA Tech Retreat 2021.

HPA Tech Retreat 2021 insights and innovations
The HPA Tech Retreat is a gathering for individuals and companies engaged in the creation, management, and dissemination of content. Sessions in this series include: A Creative’s View of Working in the Cloud, Collaborating Globally on a VFX Pipeline, Putting the Pieces Together in the Cloud, and Globalizing Content for Local Markets.

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State of media security: A discussion with industry leaders
In this session, Chief Information Security Officers from HBO Max, FOX, and MGM join an AWS security expert to discuss how the AWS Cloud helps media organizations scale and secure content through the entire supply chain—from the camera to the cloud and then to the customer.

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Top 10 things to consider when migrating your VOD library to AWS
There are lots of things to consider when moving your VOD (Video On-Demand) content library to a new provider like Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this post, we cover the top things to keep in mind when migrating media files to AWS.

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Building Intelligent Videos with Machine Learning
Machine learning is a powerful resource for video providers. How can you use it to create new video workflow efficiencies, improve service offerings, and increase media asset value? You'll find answers and use cases in this ebook.

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