AWS to Modernize MGM's Media Supply Chain
AWS announces a multi-year collaboration with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) Studios to reimagine its core media supply chain and enterprise-wide media distribution platform.
One of the world's oldest film studios, MGM is focused on the production, acquisition, licensing, and global distribution of its film and television content across all media platforms. It owns one of the world’s largest libraries of premium film and television content, including the Bond and Rocky film franchises, as well as the series Fargo, Vikings, and The Handmaid’s Tale. With the new agreement with AWZ, MGM is migrating its content library and critical SAP workloads to AWS to power its media supply chain as well as support its content rights and distribution processes.
Currently, MGM’s traditional media supply is highly decentralized and rely on manual processes and third parties to distribute content to new and existing platforms. With the new cloud-based media supply chain, which will leverage AWS compute, serverless, storage, machine learning, and media services to modernize its infrastructure, MGM is looking forward to transform this architecture.
MGM is set to build a data lake on AWS using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) that will provide up-to-date content rights and ownership information and connect to a microservices architecture that will simplify and automate workflows and processes throughout MGM’s complex media supply chain. MGM and AWS are working together to innovate across MGM’s development and fulfilment processes, tackling challenges from intellectual property acquisition and development, through the delivery of professional content and servicing materials.
In statement, Doug Rousso, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, MGM, said, “MGM has one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content, and we’re innovating in the cloud to improve how we get this extensive, rich content out to distributors around the world using scalable, microservices-based architectures. AWS gives us the flexibility, scalability, reliability, and security to deliver premium content to customers through intelligent and automated supply chain solutions. Our new cloud-based media supply chain will give us increased visibility into owned content, the ability to better inform our sales teams, and faster processing of licensing deal that will help us deliver more content experiences to viewers and grow new revenue opportunities.”
MGM and AWS are working together to innovate across MGM’s development and fulfilment processes, tackling challenges from intellectual property acquisition and development, through the delivery of professional content and servicing materials