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How Warner Bros. Discovery uses audio analysis to improve data accuracy and enrich the fan experience

This blog is co-authored by Steve Cockett, Sports Data Adviser – Tech, at Warner Bros. Discovery and Andrea Fanfani, Principal Product Manager – Tech, at Warner Bros. Discovery. In this blog post, we explain how Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), a global media and entertainment company, used serverless components from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to improve […]

How generative AI is changing the game

At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2024, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, generative artificial intelligence (AI) was a prevailing theme—from technology demonstrations to speaking sessions, interactive installations, and more. On the NAB Main Stage, Thursday Night Football’s Kaylee Hartung led a lively generative AI-focused session comprising panelists Amazon Web Services (AWS) Vice President of AI Products Dr. Matt Wood, AWS Global Leader of Strategic Business Development for Sports Julie Souza, NFL Deputy CIO Aaron Amendolia, and PGA TOUR Senior Vice President of Digital Operations Scott Gutterman.

Bundesliga boosts app engagement with Shorts powered by Amazon Personalize

Millions of Bundesliga (also known as Deutsche Fußball Liga or DFL) fans from around the world rely on the German soccer league’s official Bundesliga App for insights into real-time match statistics, in-depth player and club profiles, and more. Fans use it daily to follow their favorite team and players—especially during a match. The app is […]

Sky accelerates innovation with new software-defined encoding platform built on AWS

Optimizing the audience experience is a central focus for Sky, one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies and part of Comcast Corporation. To make that happen, Sky’s engineering teams are continuously advancing technology workflows from content creation through delivery behind the scenes. With video encoding, packaging, and distribution a crucial piece of that puzzle, […]

Gaining media insights while protecting customer data with Amazon Publisher Cloud (APC) powered by AWS Clean Rooms

Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers in media and entertainment (M&E) today work with Amazon Publisher Services (APS), part of Amazon Ads, which helps publishers build, grow, and monetize their digital businesses through a suite of tools and cloud services. These customers also run broadcasting, streaming, and analytics workloads using AWS Media Services, such as […]

A deep dive into IMF and AWS Elemental MediaConvert

What is IMF? How does it differ from traditional files? The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is a standardized system for organizing and sharing digital content, which brings significant benefit to the media and entertainment (M&E) industry. It works as a universal framework that simplifies distribution of file-based audio and video across different platforms, devices, and […]

The Getting Started Series: Fundamentals for streamlining your creative pipeline with AWS Deadline Cloud

Traditional on-premises render farms often pose significant operational challenges, including hardware procurement, software licensing management, and scalability constraints. However, in the rapidly evolving world of visual effects (VFX) and animation, efficient rendering pipelines are vital to meeting tight deadlines and delivering high-quality content. This is where AWS Deadline Cloud comes into play, offering a fully […]

Riding the wave of industry disruption in VFX and animation

Any industry that relies on technology inherently deals with disruption, and this includes the media and entertainment. What’s less definitive is how frequently waves of change occur and what impact they may have. Each new technological advancement can present challenges and opportunities, a theme that was readily apparent at a recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Media & Entertainment Symposium panel featuring VFX and animation industry leaders. The group came together to discuss the most pressing industry-wide disruptions, including the rapid emergence of generative artificial intelligence (AI), and predictions for the year ahead.

How Swimming Australia uses machine learning for real-time training pool analytics with AWS Panorama

In this blog post, we explore how Swimming Australia uses AWS Panorama from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to perform real-time computer vision (CV) inference at the edge with state-of-the-art computer vision models. We describe how to integrate an end user application with AWS Panorama along with the rationale for design strategies and their impact. This solution features services such as AWS Panorama for machine learning (ML) at the edge, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) for messaging, Amazon Kinesis Video Stream for video streaming, and AWS App Runner for the end user application.

Analyzing and tagging video for optimal ad targeting and placement

Introduction The quantity of video content is expanding rapidly, driven by both professional publishers and the contributions of social media users. As users increasingly demand content that resonates with their interests, the role of recommendation engines becomes critical. For video, these engines rely on rich meta-information to deliver relevant suggestions. However, the sheer volume of […]