MPEG-2 Transport Stream (MPEG-2 TS or simply TS) is a standard format for the transmission and storage of audio, video, and data streams. It is part of the MPEG-2 suite of standards developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and is widely used in broadcast, cable, satellite, and digital television systems.

MPEG-2 TS is designed to efficiently package and multiplex multiple audio, video, and data streams into a single stream. It plays an important role in various cloud communication applications, especially related to media streaming, providing a standardized, efficient, and reliable framework for transmission and storage of multimedia content over digital networks.