Using MediaTailor to create linear assembled streams - AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Using MediaTailor to create linear assembled streams

AWS Elemental MediaTailor channel assembly is a manifest-only service that allows you to create linear streaming channels using your existing video on demand (VOD) content. MediaTailor never touches your content segments, which are served directly from your origin server. Instead, MediaTailor fetches the manifests from your origin, and uses them to assemble a live sliding manifest window that references the underlying content segments. Channel assembly keeps track of things like the media sequence number that's necessary to make playback smooth from asset to asset. Linear assembled streams are created with a low running cost by using existing multi-bitrate encoded and packaged VOD content.

You can easily monetize channel assembly linear streams by inserting ad breaks in your programs without having to condition the content with SCTE-35 markers. You can use channel assembly with the MediaTailor ad insertion service, or any server-side ad insertion service.

To get started with channel assembly, see Getting started with MediaTailor channel assembly.