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Category: Direct-to-Consumer & Streaming

Dyn Media streamlines sports viewing for fans with AWS

Catching the action of a European football (or soccer) match is easy today, with no shortage of available streaming platforms and services to watch players from all leagues go head-to-head. Yet, when it comes to other sports—like handball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, and table tennis—fans have fewer options. To level the playing field for these enthusiasts, […]

Support for HLS Interstitials in AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce support for HLS Interstitials for video-on-demand (VOD) workflows in AWS Elemental MediaTailor. The implementation of support for interstitials introduces server-guided ad insertion (SGAI) in MediaTailor, which complements existing server-side ad insertion (SSAI) support. HLS Interstitials offer a versatile and efficient solution for managing and integrating advertising content […]

PBS modernizes its video encoding workflow with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Nonprofit broadcaster Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is on a mission to serve Americans with trusted programming and resources that educate, entertain, and inspire. By building on Amazon Web Services (AWS), PBS is able to continually innovate while delivering high-quality broadcast and streaming content to more than 100 million viewers across 350 member stations and online, […]

Low code workflows with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

AWS Elemental MediaConvert provides broadcast-grade video and audio file transcoding that customers can automate with code to suit their media workflows. With optimized integration for AWS Step Functions in MediaConvert, it is now possible to orchestrate using the low-code visual tool Workflow Studio. This makes building and customizing media workflows accessible even with limited coding experience. This blog post […]

Unlock increased monetization and lower TCO with server-guided ad insertion for VOD

Maximizing revenue while delivering exceptional viewing experiences is a constant pursuit in the world of video streaming. As advertisers shift focus to over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV) platforms, the value proposition between server-side ad insertion (SSAI) and client-side ad insertion (CSAI) for video-on-demand (VOD) content has changed. Previously, the primary benefits of SSAI were […]

Discover, visualize, and monitor your live video workflows on AWS

Introduction If you broadcast, stream, or distribute live video in the cloud, chances are you’ve spent time building, testing, and securing your workflows. Amazon Web Services (AWS) makes these tasks easy, so you can deliver high-quality experiences to your viewers. But how much time have you spent with the ongoing monitoring of your workflows? If […]

Next-generation AWS Elemental Live hardware unlocks new possibilities for video workflows

Introduction Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS Elemental have long-committed to providing the most versatile and feature-complete line of physical encoding appliances for our customers to use in their own data centers and technical operations centers (TOCs). We are pleased to announce that this commitment continues with the release of the next generation of AWS […]

How to perform AWS Elemental MediaConvert job compliance checks using Amazon CloudWatch

Introduction AWS Elemental MediaConvert is a file-based video transcoding service with broadcast-grade features. The service can create on-demand video assets for playback on virtually any device. Because video processing with MediaConvert is managed and the service scales with fluctuations in demand, customers need granular observability of their encoding jobs. For example, customers may want to […]

Create 4K and 8K linear channels with AWS Elemental MediaTailor Channel Assembly

Do you have existing 4K or 8K video-on-demand (VOD) assets that you would like to turn into linear channels? What are the challenges or obstacles preventing you from doing so? AWS Elemental MediaTailor Channel Assembly makes it easy for customers to add 4K linear channels to their lineup without incurring the high cost of purchasing […]

AWS to showcase live broadcast workflows, generative AI, and more at NAB 2024

As the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show returns to Las Vegas, Nevada April 13-17, 2024, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is fully embodying the Show’s motto, ‘Where Content Comes to Life,’ with a live cloud-powered newsroom production demonstration in collaboration with NVIDIA. AWS for media and entertainment (M&E) solutions that enable customers to create, deliver, […]