Amazon Web Services is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering. AWS is continually expanding its solutions to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality, media, and application development, deployment, and management from 81 Availability Zones within 25 geographic regions. Millions of customers—including startups, enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com.
AWS aligns the most purpose-built media and entertainment (M&E) capabilities of any cloud—including services, solutions, and dedicated appliances—with five solution areas to help customers transform M&E: Content Production; Media Supply Chain & Archive; Broadcast; Direct-to-Consumer & Streaming; and Data Science & Analytics. AWS for M&E simplifies how content creators, rights holders, producers, broadcasters, and distributors use the cloud to build, deploy, and reinvent workloads across each area—making it easier for media and entertainment customers to select the right tools and partners for their highest-priority workloads, accelerate production launches, and see faster time to value.
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 Elemental Appliances and Software solutions bring advanced video processing and delivery technologies into your data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility. You can deploy AWS Elemental Appliances and Software to encode, package, and deliver video assets on-premises and seamlessly connect with cloud-based video infrastructure. Designed for easy integration with AWS Cloud media solutions, AWS Elemental Appliances and Software support video workloads that need to remain on-premises to accommodate physical camera and router interfaces, managed network delivery, or network bandwidth constraints.
Faced with unprecedented audience demand for new content and growing adoption of remote production, studios use AWS content production capabilities to quickly set up remote artist workstations, editorial workflows, collaboration platforms, and rendering.
AWS provides the most comprehensive set of cloud capabilities for producing content, enabling you to spend less time managing hardware and render farms, and more time creating and collaborating using virtual workstations that run on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) G4dn instances with NVIDIA RTX technology.
Media Supply Chain & Archive
Centralize content storage, processing, creation, and distribution operations from the ground to the cloud with 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.
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.
Pay-as-you-go pricing and fully-automated resource scaling let you handle any sized audience without upfront capital investment. Instead of managing complex infrastructure, AWS video solutions let you focus on content to give viewers a great user experience for OTT, broadcast playout and digital publishing.
Direct-to-Consumer & Streaming
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.
Data Science & Analytics
Customers including the National Football League, Bundesliga, and FORMULA 1 build dynamic audience experiences and create new ways to measure and visualize world-class competitions, using the broadest set of capabilities for data lakes, analytics, databases, and machine learning with AWS.
Media and entertainment companies can ingest and analyze billions of audience events per day with the best price performance of any cloud with Amazon EMR and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and choose from unmatched machine learning capabilities to segment audiences, forecast inventory, perform contextual analysis, and create personalized experiences and recommendations.