AWS Media Blog

[Updated May 17] Registration Open for the AWS M&E Symposium in Los Angeles – June 18

Registration is now open for AWS’s biggest Media & Entertainment event of the year – the AWS M&E Symposium in Los Angeles – held at the Skirball Center in LA on June 18. AWS customers, including Netflix, the NFL, CBS, and Hallmark, will walk through some bleeding-edge use cases including integration of artificial intelligence and […]

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Upcoming Webcast: AWS Insights Online Conference

Join AWS Insights for a free half-day online conference designed for media and entertainment leaders and builders, with content creation, media supply chain, and content distribution sessions. Keynote: “Building a Culture of Innovation for Media” by Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist of Amazon Web Services (AWS), author of the AWS blog, and host of The AWS Report. […]

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Demonstrating Edge Video Processing for Tactical Environments

Government organizations rely on full-motion video (FMV) to support intelligence gathering around the world and around the clock. Unlike commercial media and entertainment markets, where content is tuned to perfection through stages of preproduction, production, and postproduction, government organizations often generate and consume content on the fly, in near-real time. If the tempo alone wasn’t […]

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Sky: Something New at the Royal Wedding

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 07. Audiences love a love story, especially one that ends in a wedding. A year ago, in May 2018, one young couple’s nuptials became the UK’s biggest media event. The excitement around the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle extended well beyond the UK – almost […]

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In the News: Hotstar Sets New Global Record for Live Viewership

Indian streaming giant Hotstar broke the global record for simultaneous streaming viewers this past weekend with 18.6 million users watching the finals of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament. Read TechCrunch’s coverage here. To learn more about AWS services used for Hotstar’s streaming architecture, check out: Saving Millions : Leveraging EC2 Spots at Scale by Gaurav […]

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Guest Post: Using Machine Learning to Get the Most from Business Video

Guest post by Steve Vonder Haar, senior analyst with Wainhouse Research covering the enterprise video industry. The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post. Low-hanging fruit always makes for the easiest pickings. Count me “guilty” of this truism […]

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Monetizing Encrypted Live Stream with AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Configuring AWS Elemental MediaTailor to enable ad insertion for an encrypted HLS live stream is no different than for a live stream in the clear. Behind the scenes, MediaTailor ensures that the protected content stays encrypted by preserving the appropriate HLS key tags (EXT-X-KEY). Meanwhile, it leaves the ads unencrypted by setting the same HLS […]

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Using speech-to-text for media captioning and metadata generation

Guest post by Mark Stephens (Partner Solutions Architect, AWS Partner Program), James Varndell (Product Manager, IPV), and Rebecca Lindley (Product Marketing Associate, IPV). In our last guest post, we discussed how IPV Curator works with AWS to transform workflows and boost productivity by solving common problems in the content production industry. This time we’ll be focussing on […]

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Guest Post: Machine Learning and Corporate Videos in Today’s Business Video World

Guest post by Steve Vonder Haar, senior analyst with Wainhouse Research covering the enterprise video industry. The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post. The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Effect seems to be in full force in today’s […]

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In the News: Boston Celtics Migrate to AWS with Mission

Recognizing that a growing technology footprint built on physical on-prem servers would lead to future management challenges – and seeking to simplify access for a disperse userbase of coaches and other personnel that needed data quickly – the Boston Celtics sought cloud services specialists to drive a substantial cloud transformation.. They enlisted Mission to lead […]

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