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Recently launched Australian dedicated multi-sport streaming service, Kayo Sports, has turned to AWS to facilitate its user’s demand for reliable, scalable, and personalised live streaming and video catch-up functionality.

Kayo logo 5March2019Powered by FOX SPORTS Australia, ESPN, and beIN SPORTS, Kayo offers more than 50 sports events instantly streamed from Australia and other countries for viewing on iOS and Android mobile devices, laptops and PCs, and on TVs with Telstra TV, Apple TV and Chromecast Ultra apps.

Kayo’s video infrastructure is architected for availability, scalability, and low latency. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides elastic compute capacity based on demand, while AWS Elemental MediaPackage is deployed across multiple AWS Availability Zones to repackage and originate content reliably for delivery to Amazon CloudFront.

Enabling viewers to watch how and when they want, the Kayo online sports service features pause, rewind, and replay functionality delivered by AWS Elemental MediaPackage in Apple HLS and MPEG DASH streams. To help deliver what it says will be the best possible viewing experience, the end-to-end AWS Elemental live streaming workflow is said to deliver broadcast-quality video content with much lower delay than traditional live streaming sports simulcasts.

Kayo also uses AWS Elemental Live encoding on premises, Amazon CloudFront, and other AWS services, to power new kinds of viewing experiences. This includes Kayo SplitView, which offers up to four events or camera angles on one screen on selected devices. The same workflow supports Kayo Key Moments, which captures highlights from matches, so sports fans can get straight to the action they want to watch.

“Kayo provides a new way for Australians to experience sport,” remarked Thomas Kaurin, director of technology at Kayo Sports. “With over 30,000 hours of content and game-changing features, it’s critical we deliver the best possible experience to sports-loving Aussies. AWS helps Kayo do this through its fast pace of innovation, with constantly evolving tools that help us deliver a world class experience.”