Create pop-up channels using the Qvest Media Event Channel Playout solution on AWS

Authored by Thomas Pister, Lead Solutions Architect Cloud at Qvest Media, and Zavisa Bjelogrlic, Specialist Solution Architect at AWS. Published on the AWS Media Blog on February 5, 2021

In the age of social media distribution, we see more and more demand for broadcast channels for events, sport tournaments, and limited duration pop-up channels. Customers need to quickly create, provision, test, and operate a channel.

Customers also need the ability to decommission the channel shortly after the end of the event. These customers also want flexible distribution options, including traditional linear broadcast and digital distribution. Cloud-based production and distribution meets all of these requirements. This is why we developed the Qvest Media Event Channel Playout solution on AWS  using qibb, a cloud application management and orchestration platform from Techtriq.

Our Event Channel Playout Solution allows customers to quickly launch a complete pop-up channel on AWS. It also allows customers to deploy on-premises or using hybrid architecture, providing the flexibility to migrate media workloads gradually to the cloud.

Fig. 1: Overview of the Qvest Media Event Channel Playout Solution architecture
Overview of the Qvest Media Event Channel Playout Solution architecture

The solution uses AWS services and third-party playout products and includes the following services:

  • Playout Automation and Engines service
  • Storage service
  • Transfer service
  • Encoding service
  • Distribution service
  • Orchestration service
  • Monitoring service

Customers can install and launch all elements of a new channel in minutes, much faster than the time needed to prepare media and schedules for an event!

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