Sony DADC New Media Solutions (Sony) today announced that Sony’s Ven.ue solution suite including supply chain distribution, broadcast playout, and white-label OTT offerings will be powered exclusively by the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. In collaboration, AWS will offer Ven.ue’s services through its AWS Partner Network Program (APN) for clients looking for video supply chain and OTT services. Ven.ue is a comprehensive solution suite that provides asset and inventory management, distribution and fulfillment, avails management, localization, fan engagement, robust commerce experiences, and integrated merchandising in videos.
“More and more enterprises around the world are realizing the benefits of agility, scalability and reliability that the AWS Cloud can offer, including meeting the need to deliver next-generation media services to consumers. At the same time, there is growing complexity in delivering a reliable video supply chain and OTT service to a global audience,” said Terry Wise, Vice President of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “We’re excited to team with Sony and the Ven.ue platform to offer content owners and distributers a new cloud-based approach to more quickly and efficiently deliver media services to consumers.”
Ven.ue, Sony’s industry-leading Solution as a Service (SolaaS), currently enables consumer experiences and content delivery across all devices and over 1,200 distribution points worldwide. With its platform built on the reliable, high-performance, and scalable AWS Cloud, Sony meets the needs of content owners, broadcasters, and distributors looking to embark in the next generation of digital media in today’s marketplace.
“Sony recognizes the capabilities that AWS can help us achieve and will be fully migrating away from our on-premises infrastructure to AWS. As we look across our industry and see some companies still investing heavily into legacy infrastructures, we fundamentally believe that the only way to advance is committing to a future-proofed strategy with the cloud. AWS provides not only an infrastructure to perform what we need to expand our business in a secure, efficient, and economically sound way, but we share a philosophy that focuses on providing services that can empower our clients and decrease their time to market across the entire supply chain,” said Andy Shenkler, Chief Solutions & Technology Officer, Sony DADC NMS.
All clients using the Ven.ue suite of solutions including Lionsgate, BBC Worldwide, Sony Pictures, Funimation Entertainment, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will see immediate benefits to their global distribution and OTT services, with a key feature being one-hour delivery for all content. By leveraging the global availability of the AWS Cloud platform and services, Sony is able to offer customers immediate benefits in global media distribution, OTT and Linear playout services.