Hulu Hops Onto AWS

In other words, it is using AWS infrastructure. Amazon Web Services just announced Hulu will be using its cloud platform to provide key services.

Which means that Amazon Web Services is now powering the three main streaming media providers on the planet — Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Hulu.

This latest addition is simply another big arrival on the world’s leading cloud platform, which has several other leading names in media and streaming services under its banner. Names like BBC, C-SPAN, LIONSGATE, Newsweek, PBS, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Time Inc.

The cloud giant made things official, revealing that Hulu has chosen the AWS infrastructure to power its services and applications.

Rafael Soltanovich, Vice President, Software development at Hulu:

“Hulu is redefining the television experience for viewers and we have set the technical bar much higher by bringing live TV into the mix. We selected AWS as our cloud provider because of its leading breadth and depth of capabilities. The elasticity, agility, and security they provide were key to deploying our new service.”

Hulu will be launching its new over-the-top (OTT) live TV service, and will be placing its stream ingest, repackaging, DVR storage and origin serving on Amazon Web Services as a way to avoid building out datacenters and speeding up the time to market for new offerings.

The company launched its live TV service in May this year, and is set to add more than 50 live channels.

Using AWS helped Hulu avoid breaks in service, even with rapid spikes in viewership and traffic, according to the media giant.