Over the last few years, the emergence of new technology and the sheer volumes of new programming content to be processed and delivered had presented many challenges for Discovery Communications. To address these, Discovery decided to re-evaluate and re-design their media supply chain, choosing a cloud-based model, enabled by companies such as Amazon Web Services and SDVI. This webinar presents how Discovery designed and deployed their virtualized media supply chain, with insights into the challenges they faced, how they selected their partners, and the significant cost and operations benefits that they are now achieving.
With Speakers Josh Derby, Vice President, Technology and Development & Strategy, Discovery Communications
Bhavik Vyas, Global Alliances & Segment Leader – Media and Entertainment, AWS
Brian Pelletier, Products & Solutions, SDVI
Webinar: November 2nd 2017 16:00 GMT
Three case studies from a post-production facility and two broadcasters provide the basis for a discussion about the adoption of cloud-based services and tools.
According to a recent IABM survey, some 85% of broadcast industry buyers plan to deploy cloud technology in the next three years.
Through a series of early adopter case studies, IBC365 will examine how vendors and technology suppliers have responded to this demand, whilst also looking at the changes broadcast and media businesses need to make in order to derive maximum benefit from the cloud.
Josh Derby, Vice President, Technology Development & Strategy, Discovery Communications
Tim Bertioli, Vice President, International Operations, VICE Media
Eben Clancy, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Phantom Sun Post Production
On-Demand Video of a talk at AWS re-Invent 2016
Discovery Communications is well known in broacast circles for their move the the cloud, arguably ahead of the curve. But their partnership with AWS continues and appears to have resulted in a felxibly, reliable infrastructure which has gone hand in hand with a move of Enterprise IT to the cloud.
This talk walks through Discovery’s migration of broadcast playout supporting hundreds of channels worldwide to AWS. It shows how Discovery has not only reduced their Total Cost of Ownership but also has improved their agility by launching new channels on demand. We also walk through how channel origination is being deployed in a secure, automated fashion, and with a level of high availability that exceeds what is possible in a traditional data center.