Network 10 Looks to AWS Media Services for Richer Content (HITS)

Australian TV operator Network 10 has tapped Amazon Web Services and its media services to support its video transport structure for remote production in South Africa, for the upcoming season of reality TV series “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here,” the companies announced.

Additionally, Network 10 is looking to AWS Media Services to enhance the streaming delivery of other live-streamed sports and Network 10 shows, including “The Bachelor,” “Australian Survivor,” and “MasterChef Australia.”

“The Australian broadcasting industry is undergoing an incredible transformation using digital technology. Network 10 were charged with delivering a high-quality stream of live video content at a low cost — a task that AWS Elemental MediaConnect has made a reality,” said Adam Beavis, commercial director for AWS in Australia and New Zealand. “AWS is thrilled to continue to work with Network 10 to ensure it remains at the forefront of innovation.”

Network 10 is among the first companies in Australia to use MediaConnect, AWS’s cloud video transfer service, which is enabling Network 10 to transport video from Kruger National Park in South Africa to its Sydney-based production studio for “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here” during the 2019 season.

According to Network 10, using MediaConnect it reduced its production turn around window from overnight to less than two hours. Network 10 can process video files and clips to prepare on-demand content for distribution or archiving more quickly than ever, the company said, and has worked with AWS since 2015, using a host of AWS services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), and Amazon ElastiCache.

“Network 10 has been delivering high-quality content to the Australian public for more than 50 years, with a constant lookout for tools that allow us to innovate and improve our offering for our viewers,” said Jason Tuendemann, CIO and CTO for Network 10. “By working with AWS, we have been able to speed up this process and deliver more content, and more importantly, richer content for production and advertisers.”