AWS for M&E Blog

Category: Direct-to-Consumer & Streaming

Getting started with the workflow monitor for AWS Media Services

Introduction One common feature request from customers using AWS Media Services is the ability to visualize and monitor live video workflows. To address this, Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced the workflow monitor for AWS Media Services and Amazon CloudFront. The workflow monitor provides a visual representation of services and connectivity in a video workload. In addition, the […]

Live shopping platform Voggt reduces live stream latency with Amazon IVS

Online marketplace Voggt is on a mission to make shopping more fun. More than one million users across Europe use the mobile-first application, which combines live video and ecommerce to buy and sell goods through interactive, community-driven experiences. To take its offering to the next level, Voggt integrated Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS), a […]

AWS Direct-to-Consumer & Streaming Showcase at NAB Show 2024

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Media & Entertainment Direct-to-Consumer & Streaming solution area provides services and solutions to help media and entertainment (M&E) companies prepare, deliver, personalize, and monetize their content across multiple platforms and channels and to enable rich customer experiences with live, linear, and on-demand content. At the 2024 NAB Show in […]

How GoPro optimized its media transcoding pipeline at scale with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

This blog was co-authored by Vlad-Alexandru Voinea, DevOps Engineer at GoPro, and Zaven Boni, DevOps Manager at GoPro. GoPro helps the world capture and share imagery in immersive and exciting ways. Since its founding in 2002, the brand has produced versatile cameras and software tools to help its customers get the most value and enjoyment […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]