AWS Media Blog

Category: Learning Levels

Figure: holistic view of OTT streaming solution with MediaTailor, various origin types, an ADS connection, and media types served through a CDN

Part 1: How to optimize ad delivery with AWS Elemental MediaTailor

This how-to blog series in three parts walks through the configuration of advanced features for ad insertion available with AWS Elemental MediaTailor. Links to each post are available and cross-referenced as the series progresses. Return to the AWS Media Blog in the coming days for additions to the series. Introduction: How to configure advanced features […]

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AWS for M&E Video Tutorials: Input switching with AWS Elemental MediaLive

AWS for Media & Entertainment Video Tutorials are a series of short videos that cover best practices and actionable tips to build media workflows on AWS. In these on-demand videos, AWS media and entertainment experts answer common questions from customers and offer valuable insight about how to architect, deploy, and optimize your media workflows. In […]

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Building scalable checksums

Customers in the media and entertainment industry interact with digital assets in various formats. Common assets include digital camera negatives, film scans, post-production renders, and more, all of which are business-critical. As assets move from one step to the next in a workflow, customers want to make sure the files are not altered by network […]

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AWS for M&E Video Tutorials: AVC/H.264 encoding configurations for AWS Media Services

AWS for Media & Entertainment Video Tutorials are a series of short videos that cover best practices and actionable tips to build media workflows on AWS. In these on-demand videos, AWS media and entertainment experts answer common questions from customers and offer valuable insight about how to architect, deploy, and optimize your media workflows. In […]

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Happs lets creators scale their audiences with Amazon IVS

Operating as an all-in-one user generated content platform, Happs allows creators to broadcast live to their community along with simultaneous streaming to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, and more. Happs provides built-in studio tools and the ability to monetize viewer engagement through financial awards and monthly sponsorships. Founded three years ago as a media-focused company catering […]

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This diagram shows MediaTailor using VMAP to insert preroll, midroll, and postroll ads.

Preparing your video library for AVOD OTT

Our customers with rights ownership to stream video-on-demand (VOD) content are monetizing their libraries in one of two ways: subscription-based VOD (SVOD) or advertising-based VOD (AVOD). With SVOD, they generate revenue from monthly subscriptions, letting their subscribers access and consume their content libraries for fixed fees. This model usually means that their subscribers can consume […]

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re:Invent 2021 releases and launches for M&E workloads

With more than 50 launches and announcements of new services and major features during AWS re:Invent 2021, the following is a tailored list of those most relevant for media and entertainment (M&E) workloads. Watch the full Adam Selipsky Keynote here for even more announcements and information. AWS Private 5G for on-set connectivity AWS Private 5G is […]

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Wednesday, December 1: Media & Entertainment sessions at re:Invent

The following are a selection of sessions scheduled for Wednesday, December 1st relevant for media and entertainment customers at re:Invent. Find the full curated M&E Attendee guide here and learn more about the AWS for M&E points of presence in this post. Please double-check the AWS re:Invent event catalog to confirm the date/time/venue for your session! 8:30 – 9:30 […]

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Tuesday, November 30: Media & Entertainment sessions at re:Invent

The following are a selection of sessions scheduled for Tuesday, November 30th relevant for media and entertainment customers at re:Invent. Find the full curated M&E Attendee guide here and learn more about the AWS for M&E points of presence in this post. Please double-check the AWS re:Invent event catalog to confirm the date/time/venue for your session! 11:00 […]

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Advancing entertainment across the media spectrum

This year, Future Publishing put forward its Best in Market awards (previously Best of Show at NAB) to recognize innovation and excellence in newly introduced professional TV/video, radio/audio, and AV products and solutions. “We were impressed with the quality and innovation demonstrated by this year’s Best in Market nominees, ” said Tom Butts, TV Tech […]

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