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JRFU uses M2A Media tools to stream live rugby matches via public cloud

Cloud-based video solutions provider M2A Media has helped the Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) transition its live video workflows to the public cloud.

The governing body for rugby union in Japan, JRFU turned to M2A Media to manage and optimise its use of cloud infrastructure after they decided to move its media workflows to AWS Cloud, while adopting AWS Media Services.

With JRFU prioritising the capture of video streams, M2A Media proposed a combined offering of its live IP transport product, M2A CONNECT, along with live capture feature from the M2A LIVE CAPTURE and managed operations service.

M2A CONNECT is deployed by JRFU to manage the transport of its live video streams over AWS Cloud. M2A’s live capture feature then automates the capture of the live video feeds from M2A CONNECT, which are exported for ingest by the JRFU media asset management system and then on to third parties in multiple output formats, as required.

In addition, M2A Operations schedule JRFU events via M2A CONNECT to ensure that AWS Cloud infrastructure is scaled in relation to match times.  M2A LIVE CAPTURE resources are used as and when required based on the event schedule and, on completion of an event, a custom integration invokes the export of the video-on-demand (VoD) asset to other service providers.

M2A Operations also provide JRFU with pre-event infrastructure provision checks, feed QC and real-time alerting of transport issues.

Yutaka Muroguchi, Head of Media Business Division at JRFU, said, “Our objective was to be fully up and running in the cloud prior to season kick off, so as to optimise costs and future proof our broadcast workflows.

“We have been extremely impressed by the solution that M2A proposed to meet our needs and the fact that they were able to deploy it and get us up and running so quickly.  Our transition to the cloud has been seamless and we thank the M2A team for its expertise and continued support.”

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