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Arqiva delivers A+E to Amazon Prime

Transcodes in the Cloud using AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Arqiva has been selected by A+E Networks EMEA to provide content for the channel’s Amazon Prime on-demand service in Germany and the UK.

Arqiva will manage the content processing, packaging and delivery to Amazon Prime of existing A+E archive content in both territories, from where it is currently stored on Amazon Simple Storage Service and Amazon Simple Storage Service Glacier.

Based on its latest hybrid on-premise/Cloud offering, the Arqiva solution is said to ensure significant cost-savings and more simultaneous jobs at a quicker pace by transcoding in the Cloud using AWS Elemental MediaConvert.

“This deal marks a really important milestone for Arqiva,” said Arqiva commercial director video channels Alex Pannell. “A+E Networks Germany is the first customer to use our new Cloud VoD solution and its feedback on both the platform and onboarding process has been fantastic.

“We’ve been working really hard to extend our broadcast products onto Cloud infrastructure and have built up an extensive set of skills and experience building on AWS. We see the fact that a major multi-channel broadcaster has adopted the Cloud for its content archive as clear proof this was the right strategy to pursue for the future.”