Windows Media Workflow at Starz: Episode 2 of 3 - The Architecture

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Starz Entertainment, the providers of premium TV channels like Starz and Encore and Vongo downloadable movies has built their entire media infrastructure around Windows Media.  Stephen Smith, Director of Media System Integration walks us through the entire workflow and architecture of the system that they built. 

This is a 3-part series, first showing the hardware, then the architecture, then the software that they built.

In this second part focusing on the architecture, Stephen whiteboards out their entire media architecture that is based on a 200 terabyte SAN of Windows Media digital masters.  Using Windows Workflow Foundation to automate the application of  DirectShow filters to Windows Media files, Starz has built a media delivery pipeline that lets them create media in a variety of formats.

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