Germany-based media solutions provide Logic has been drafted in to help German regional public broadcaster SWR with its event streaming. The key goals of the partnership are to maximum workflow automation and achieve cost reduction.
According to Logic, during events, SWR now uses an infrastructure based on AWS, where service providers LTN Global and LOGIC simplify the workflow with their solutions, making it fail-safe and reducing costs. At the core of the solution is Logic’s PORTAL.easystream backend, which forwards the delivered streams via AWS to the broadcaster’s CDN. Within the solution developed for SWR’s event streaming, PORTAL starts the necessary AWS resources when a streaming signal is delivered to the AWS infrastructure and provides the stream via CDN (Cloudfront). As soon as a stream managed by LTN Global arrives, the start of the corresponding AWS services is triggered via API call. The same procedure is used to stop the stream. The structure for an event stream is fully redundant within AWS and has no single point of failure.
PORTAL.easystream is part of PORTAL Technology, which provides frontends and media workflows in the AWS Cloud under the umbrella of the PORTAL framework. With the complete PORTAL.easystream solution, Logic says media houses, production companies and other companies, have new possibilities for streaming HD/UHD signals via the cloud. It says “financial outlay for the hardware is minimal, and streaming costs only arise for the time of use and processed data volumes without subscription models. Quasi HD/UHD streaming in a pay-as-you-go model.”