AWS Media Blog

Category: Media & Entertainment

Case Study: TV TOKYO Corporation relaunches new business program on AWS

TV TOKYO operates terrestrial and satellite broadcasting services—including a diverse lineup of business, animation, and variety content—in and around Tokyo. To help revitalize business during the height of the pandemic, it launched TERETO BIZ, an overhaul of its long-running “TV TOKYO Business on Demand” subscription service. Already using AWS Media Services for live streams and […]

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Enable Microsoft Smooth Streaming to resource-constrained devices using Lambda@Edge and AWS Elemental MediaPackage

AWS Elemental MediaPackage is a highly scalable video origination and just-in-time packaging service. Using either a live HLS input from an encoder such as AWS Elemental MediaLive or media files from Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), the service packages video content with optional encryption to HLS, DASH-ISO, CMAF and Microsoft Smooth (MSS) formats. The majority […]

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Actionable video on demand for audience engagement

As viewers shift from passively viewing into actively engaging with content during video playback, content providers can design and build interactive and actionable experiences for their audiences. Actionable video is context-aware and time-specific, allowing the viewer to respond to prompts about a person, place, or object while watching and interacting with video as it plays. […]

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Automating VOD sources for AWS Elemental MediaTailor

AWS Elemental MediaTailor Channel Assembly makes it fast, easy, and cost-effective to build schedule-based streaming channels. For customers who have existing libraries of video content, it is more efficient to bulk add that content into MediaTailor so it can be incorporated into your channel’s schedule. In this post, I discuss how to use AWS Step […]

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AWS Partners demonstrate the transformative power of the cloud at 2022 NAB Show

The 2022 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas featured a variety of new technologies for media and entertainment built on Amazon Web Services (AWS). For example, AWS Partners demonstrated the transformative power of the cloud for content production, media supply chain and archive, broadcast, direct-to-consumer and streaming, and data science and analytics […]

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“What was that?” Increasing subtitle accuracy for live broadcasts using Amazon Transcribe

Including accurate subtitles for your live content is crucial for an improved viewer experience and to meet accessibility requirements. While most transcriptions for live broadcast are still generated by human stenographers, these processes scale poorly and can be expensive. Amazon Transcribe, which automatically converts speech to text, is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that […]

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Protecting streaming services using GeoComply

This post is co-authored by Kevin Yao, Principal Partner SA, OTT, Direct to Consumer at AWS and James Clark, General Manager, Media & Entertainment at GeoComply. The content of this post was updated on May 5, 2022. GeoGuard from GeoComply is a VPN and proxy detection solution with 99.6% accuracy. It is pre-integrated with leading […]

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On Air saves time on media workflows using Nomad Solution on AWS

Facing growing demand for a live concert experience On Air, a pay-per-view on-demand streaming service, launched its first streaming solution for live concerts and performances in 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the demand for live streaming content increased more quickly than On Air could have anticipated. The company realized that it needed a more […]

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AWS for M&E Video Tutorials: CDN Authorization for AWS Elemental MediaPackage

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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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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