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Channel Assembly Workshop

This workshop is designed for anyone with existing video content, with an interest in learning how to reuse it to generate virtual live channels. It assumes basic knowledge of video streaming technology and protocols, however this is not imperative. Program and advertising content will be provided.

Channel Assembly is a feature of AWS Elemental MediaTailor enabling customers to utilise pre-prepared on-demand content to form personalised live channels. This functionality is an extension of MediaTailors manifest manipulation architecture, eliminating the need for re-transcoding.

In this workshop, you will:

  1. Learn the fundamental concepts for creating virtual channels with MediaTailor Channel Assembly
  2. Use existing video assets to create channel assembly resources
  3. Create your own virtual live channel
  4. Insert advertising content into your stream
  5. Enable Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) to monetize your virtual channel using dynamic advertising


If you are running this workshop in your account, it will incure some cost. As an example, running a MediaTailor Virtual Channel costs $0.10/hr. We will also be using MediaTailor to dynamically insert advertising content, charged at $0.75 per 1000 ad insertions. Pricing is based on N.Virginia and varies globally. Please refer to the AWS Elemental MediaTailor Pricing page further details.


This workshop typically takes between 60 minutes to complete.

The workshop will guide you through each step. Additional background information is also available at the following links:

MediaTailor User Guide MediaTailor API Reference