CenturyLink gives content providers access to AWS

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CenturyLink has announced that its Vyvx suite of fibre-based broadcast services now provides secure connectivity into Amazon Web Services (AWS), including AWS Elemental Media Services, via AWS Direct Connect.

Branded Vyvx Cloud Connect, CenturyLink says the new network service provides broadcasters as well as studios and stadium venues across the US an easy path for getting live and linear video into and out of the cloud.

“While cloud-based workflows make live OTT-video delivery significantly more scalable and agile, the delivery of that content from TV broadcast centers into the cloud to prepare it for Internet-based delivery is still dependent on broadcast distribution networks,” said Jim Davis, contributing analyst at Structure Research. “With this service, the CenturyLink Vyvx network can directly route broadcast TV content to AWS and give customers peace of mind knowing their streams are managed, monitored and protected.”

With Vyvx Cloud Connect, programmers can deliver full-time channels as well as occasional-use content directly to AWS for broadcast-quality workflows on the cloud. This service routes, protects and monitors customers’ broadcast streams, providing multi-region, diverse connectivity paths to AWS.

“Programmers need a managed, monitored solution that is redundant, reliable and scalable,” said Bill Wohnoutka, CenturyLink vice president of global internet and content delivery services. “CenturyLink’s Vyvx Cloud Connect enables our broadcast customers to leverage the benefits of cloud-based workflows to streamline, simplify and monetise their content.”


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