AWS Media Blog

Category: Broadcast

Case Study: ITV scales and reduces costs by using Amazon EKS on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

ITV, an integrated producer-broadcaster and the largest commercial television network in the UK, experienced a surge in viewership during the pandemic. At the same time, advertisers were being cautious with their spending. ITV needed a way to continue offering the same high-quality services to a larger volume of end users while optimizing costs to decreased […]

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AWS for Media & Entertainment – Helping customers reinvent the industry with purpose-built services, solutions, and partners

Media and entertainment customers face industry-wide transformation, with companies reinventing how they create content, optimize media supply chains, and compete for audience attention across streaming, broadcast, and direct-to-consumer platforms. Industry leaders such as Netflix, FORMULA 1, Discovery, and Disney use the cloud to pioneer new ways to entertain—launching new streaming services, expanding their content catalogs, […]

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Part 3 – Streaming video to AWS Elemental MediaConnect using Zixi SDK

Introduction In part 1 of this 3-part series, we demonstrated how to install and configure Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio and Zixi SDK for AWS Elemental MediaConnect (Zixi-MediaConnect) Feeder on a local system, create an MediaConnect flow, and stream a local VOD asset to end-user mobile devices. In part 2, we demonstrated how to configure […]

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Part 2 – Streaming video to AWS Elemental MediaConnect using Zixi SDK

Introduction Video-on-demand (VOD) assets can be streamed to end-user mobile devices by using a local encoder, AWS Elemental MediaConnect (EMX) service, and Zixi Player. In Part 1 of this blog series, we demonstrated how to install and configure Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio and Zixi SDK for AWS Elemental MediaConnect (Zixi-MediaConnect) Feeder on a local […]

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Part 1 – Streaming video to AWS Elemental MediaConnect using Zixi SDK

Introduction This is the first in a 3-part blog series that explores ways to bring on-premises video contribution to the AWS Cloud using AWS Elemental MediaConnect with the Zixi protocol for secure, reliable, and scalable streaming. Using Zixi SDK for AWS Elemental MediaConnect (we refer to this as Zixi-MediaConnect), we can broadcast by encapsulating a […]

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AWS Elemental MediaConnect adds SRT to its list of high-availability protocols

AWS Elemental MediaConnect provides reliable, secure live video transport using protocols like Zixi, Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST), and Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) with forward error correction (FEC). Now MediaConnect has added another protocol to the list with support for SRT. SRT, which stands for Secure Reliable Transport, is a highly reliable, low-latency video streaming transport protocol. […]

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Nippon Television Network Corporation implements cloud playout using AWS

A playout system is used to stream video for broadcasting and over-the-top (OTT) video. It performs tasks such as: switching between a live feed and a pre-recorded asset; controlling and editing the progress of a TV program; and switching video sources if there is an emergency. Frame-level accuracy is vital because switching between a live […]

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Three free training resources to build your Media Services skills

AWS Training and Certification has launched new resources designed to help you build skills in Media Services. Whether you are uncertain where to begin, interested in creating or using video to promote your business, or ready for a course that uses real-world examples there is training to suit your needs. You need to build solutions […]

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Watch now: A+E Networks’ cloud journey and lessons learned

Interested in migrating the the cloud? Learn what drove A+E Networks’ migration, lessons they learned along the way, and how their business benefited from the move. As storytellers, media companies are using the cloud to reach audiences around the world with inspiring tales. This session shares the cloud journey of A+E Networks, a global media […]

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Watch now: FOX: Uncompressed live sports in the cloud

FOX and AWS are continuing to innovate the way live television is created and distributed in the cloud. Now a year into their strategic collaboration agreement with AWS, FOX dives into how they use AWS Media Services to create adaptable, elastic, and efficient workflows. FOX will share lessons it has learned as pioneers moving the […]

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