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Arqiva taps AWS for virtualised media management services

Company will leverage AWS Elemental Media Services for video processing in live and VoD workflows

Arqiva has announced the launch of its first suite of virtualised media management services, covering playout, OTT managed head end and Video on Demand (VoD) processing.

Arqiva’s cloud-orchestrated technologies will allow customers to quickly trial, adopt and integrate new services on both a short- and long-term basis as market demand dictates.

Arqiva will leverage AWS Elemental Media Services for video processing in live and VoD workflows. It has deployed a serverless architecture for service creation and configuration functions, using AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB and the Amazon API Gateway to provide customers and internal operations with a lightweight application for deploying and depleting customer services.

The company plans to build upon the AWS Elemental Media Services with dynamic ad insertion and live-to-VoD later this year.

“Moving to a virtualised environment is increasingly front of mind for our customers but it can feel like a big leap,” said Alex Pannell, managing director of Satellite and Media at Arqiva. “As well as offering the solutions, we also want to give our customers the peace of mind that Arqiva will manage the complexity of deployment, management and security so they don’t have to. In support of these objectives, AWS has given Arqiva the ability to test quickly, only pay for what was used, and produce a reliable, high quality experience in a matter of weeks.”

Arqiva will be showcasing the new services at IBC2018.