Run low-latency broadcast workloads with the most agility, elasticity, scalability, and reliability of any cloud
Broadcasters are shifting television channel ingest, processing, creation, and distribution operations from ground to cloud, generating time and resource savings across the media supply chain.
AWS is the leading choice for broadcasters, with over 1,600 channels worldwide originating from the AWS Cloud. Customers including FOX, ViacomCBS, and Discovery pioneer the future of video delivery using an unmatched portfolio of purpose-built AWS services and appliances, along with partner solutions, to run low-latency broadcast workloads with greater agility, elasticity, scalability, and reliability than anywhere else. By using AWS Elemental MediaConnect, a high-quality transport service for live video, and AWS Elemental Live 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. Customers can also choose from more than 35 AWS Partners for Broadcast technologies.
Leading Broadcast customers building on AWS
ViacomCBS will leverage AWS’s industry-leading infrastructure and comprehensive cloud capabilities, including serverless, containers, databases, media services, analytics, and machine learning, to build a cloud-based broadcast and media supply chain operating model.
Millions of viewers engage with content from FOX through its broadcast and OTT platforms. FOX produces and distributes content through some of the world’s leading brands, including FOX News, FOX Sports, and FOX Television Stations. The company is using AWS to create new ways to produce and deliver live events.
Sky Italia used serverless solutions on AWS to enable real-time sports data pushes, achieve cost-efficient scaling, and speed up time to market for innovations.
KBS migrated about 300 servers that were run in the collocation data center to the AWS Cloud and were able to close its data centers. KBS gained the flexibility to scale resources on the days when major games for Korea were being held, and was able to provide stable service without any issues.
Solutions and services
AWS Elemental MediaConnect
Reliable, secure, and flexible transport for live video
AWS Elemental MediaConnect is a high-quality transport service for live video. You can use MediaConnect to ingest live video from a remote event site (like a stadium), share video with a partner (like a cable TV distributor), or replicate a video stream for processing (like an over-the-top service). MediaConnect combines reliable video transport, highly secure stream sharing, and real-time network traffic and video monitoring that allow you to focus on your content, not your transport infrastructure.
Statmux for AWS Elemental MediaLive
Statistical Multiplexing (Statmux) is a feature of AWS Elemental MediaLive that lets you prepare and share live broadcast video for distribution
Statmux is a technology that allocates bits in real time among multiple live video channels, combining the encoded outputs into a single transport stream. With Statmux, you can process and originate live content and share it with distribution partners for delivery over satellite, cable, or terrestrial networks. Statmux for MediaLive is an alternative to traditional, hardware-based approaches to preparing broadcast video for delivery. By enabling easy-to-use, fully managed cloud services for broadcast video distribution, Statmux for MediaLive lets you deliver live content more flexibly and efficiently, reduce infrastructure and management costs, and deliver high-quality video with built-in reliability..
AWS Elemental Live
On-premises appliance and software to convert inputs into live outputs for broadcast and multiscreen video delivery
When live video encoding needs to be done on-premises, such as when processing baseband SDI video sources, AWS Elemental Live efficiently formats live video for delivery to broadcast televisions and streaming to internet-connected devices. It processes video streams in real time, taking a live video source and compressing it into multiple versions for distribution to viewers. Deployed on-premises as appliances or as AWS-licensed software on your infrastructure, AWS Elemental Live integrates seamlessly into an end-to-end real-time video delivery workflow. Through easy-to-update software, AWS Elemental Live lets you keep delivering high-quality video with the latest features and standards as screens and devices change.
AWS Cloud Digital Interface
Reliably transport uncompressed live video between applications
AWS Cloud Digital Interface (AWS CDI) is a network technology that allows you to transport high-quality uncompressed video inside the AWS Cloud, with high reliability and network latency as low as 8 milliseconds. You can use AWS CDI to build live video workflows that connect select AWS Media Services, products from AWS Partners, and offerings from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).
Real-Time Live Sports Updates Using AWS App Sync
Near real-time sports score updates, game and match statistics, fantasy sports updates, and social media interactions
This AWS Solutions Implementation creates a deployable reference architecture for delivering real-time data to customers. It includes the following features: flexibility for multiple data/feed ingestion with data sources from you or a third-party provider; live game updates (for example, when a goal is scored) display in the mobile or web app; fantasy score updates where status and scores are delivered in near real-time during a game; push notifications delivered to users when the mobile app is not in the foreground.
The solution is highly customizable and can be applied to other systems including live streaming program updates or breaking news.
AWS Partners for Broadcast
For customers looking to accelerate time to market, the AWS Partner Network (APN) offers a diverse and deep set of Broadcast solutions from more than 35 AWS Partners.
“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
“GV AMPP allows broadcasters to easily migrate and customize end-to-end broadcast workflows, from live production, to playout automation, asset management, signal processing, and master switching, entirely on the AWS Cloud.”
- Mike Cronk, VP of Core Technology, Grass Valley
“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
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