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Category: Media Services

Accelerate Thinkbox Deadline by bursting to the cloud with Amazon File Cache

As the prevalence and complexity of computer-generated images (CGI) has increased in film, TV, and commercials over the years, so has the industry’s demand for massive compute for render farms to process and render CGI elements. Recently, Wētā FX made headlines with Avatar: The Way of Water, which had scenes so complex, it took 3.3 […]

European League of Football readies cloud-powered remote production infrastructure for 2023 season in under three weeks with AWS

As European League of Football (ELF) continues to expand its footprint, onboarding several new teams in the last year, more fans want to tune into live matches via the official ELF homepage stream as well as popular European TV networks such as ProSieben,, More Than Sports TV and more. To accommodate an increasing volume […]

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IDN Media expands Indonesia’s media portfolio with IDN Live using Amazon IVS

A live streaming platform connects creators with communities and leverages Jakarta’s point of presence for a high-quality, low-latency experience across networks As the go-to entertainment and information destination for Indonesian Millennials and Gen Z, IDN Media has rapidly grown since opening its doors in 2014. With origins as a local digital news site catering to […]

Automatically stop AWS Elemental MediaLive channels when no input is detected

­Introduction Media organizations and companies around the world use AWS Elemental MediaLive to deliver fast, reliable, and easy-to-use high-quality live video streams without the need to manage infrastructure. MediaLive streamlines live video operations by automating the configuration and management of ingest and encoding components for processing and delivery of live streams. As of today, there […]

How the Bundesliga brings fans closer to the match using AWS

Bundesliga, Germany’s premier national football league, uses artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), analytics, compute, database, and storage services from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver real-time statistics that improve insights into game strategy and outcomes, and recommend personalized content for fans and partners across  several channels. Alexander Altenhofen, Bundesliga’s Director of Product & Technology, […]

Immersive viewing of the NASA Artemis 1 launch with Futuralis, Felix & Paul Studios, and AWS

This blog was co-authored by P. Andrew Keenan and Donavan Prieur, Felix & Paul Studios, Nadeem Shaik,  Futuralis, and Hamdy Eed, AWS. Live streaming in multiple formats to multiple device types can be challenging and time consuming when building a global content delivery system. In this post, we look at how to reduce complexity and […]

Using analytics to improve video playback quality with Amazon IVS

This blog is co-authored by Igor Oreper and James Varndell, Bitmovin, and Anthony Vu and Kayla Jing, AWS. Overview Capturing and retaining the attention of viewers is a growing challenge for content distributors. Investing in interactive content can keep more viewers engaged for longer; however, this additional investment may not pay off if viewers experience […]

AWS Thinkbox Deadline adds multi-regional support to Spot Event Plugin

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced AWS Thinkbox Deadline release 10.2.1 that includes the addition of AWS multi-regional support to the Spot Event Plugin, which allows Deadline customers to easily scale rendering by launching and managing Spot Fleets in multiple AWS regions from a single Spot Event Plugin. Introduction In order to leverage the elasticity […]

AWS solutions honored at NAB 2023

The National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) 2023 may be winding down, but the technological advancements on display at the show this year will continue to spur conversation for months to come. Cloud-based innovation in media and entertainment (M&E) was top of mind across the Las Vegas Convention Center halls, and especially at the Amazon […]

FanDuel enriches OTT video content using the Nomad Platform and AWS

Sportsbook and online gaming company FanDuel Group (FanDuel) saw a growing need to provide rich metadata, flexible viewing options, and low-latency video delivery for its live streaming and on-demand content across multiple devices. The company turned to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to unlock the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud services. FanDuel used Nomad, […]