AWS Media Blog

Category: Direct-to-Consumer/OTT

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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GOX competes in the local playing field with live-streamed games on Amazon IVS

Preferred platform for localized e-sports With more than 300 native languages spoken across the archipelago, Indonesia is a complex market. It is important for foreign companies to sufficiently localize their offerings to successfully launch a business in the country. Furthermore, Indonesia has one of the lowest bank account ownerships rates in the world, so collecting […]

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Monitoring Amazon Interactive Video Service with a CloudWatch Dashboard

Introduction Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) is a managed live streaming solution that is quick and easy to set up, and ideal for creating interactive video experiences. You can send your live streams to Amazon IVS using streaming software and the service does everything you need to make low-latency live video available to any viewer […]

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Choosing the right AWS live streaming solution for your use case

In July last year, AWS launched Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS), a managed live streaming platform for creating low latency interactive streaming services. While Amazon IVS is a great addition to the existing AWS Media Services for building live streaming experiences, I am often asked by customers which option is best for their given […]

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Simplifying live streaming contribution with Amazon IVS

Live video isn’t just for media companies anymore. For example, ecommerce companies can offer customized applications to product sellers, which allows them to product features to their viewers. eLearning platforms can facilitate the collaboration between the participants and presenters, creating engaging virtual events. Contributing live video to services like AWS Elemental MediaLive and Amazon Interactive […]

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Doors opens virtual venue for artists to connect with audiences on Amazon IVS

Music streaming service delivers high quality, low latency video at scale   Sweden-based company Doors is reimagining the virtual concert experience with a new streaming service that delivers high quality, low latency video, connecting artists and audiences in a new, intimate way. Built on top of AWS, the Doors service features Amazon Interactive Video Service […]

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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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