AWS Media Blog

Category: Media Services

Track and visualize streaming­­­ beacon data on AWS

Capturing viewers’ experience when delivering valuable media content is more important than ever, as more and more streaming service providers are competing for consumer viewership. Tracking quality of service helps providers keep customers. Although data from the edge, from content delivery networks (CDNs) and Origin logs, is extremely valuable, it does not paint a complete […]

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) goes all-in on the cloud in pioneering move for dynamic scalability

What do Hollywood blockbusters and one of the world’s most prestigious global architecture, interior design, urban planning, and engineering firms share in common? Turns out, quite a bit, and not just because it designed the Walt Disney Company’s Manhattan headquarters. From One World Trade Center in New York to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the portfolio of […]

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Case Study: Peach increases security while still reducing blocked traffic

Peach, a European-based digital advertising company, distributes and delivers high-quality digital ads to broadcasters and the online video industry worldwide. The advertising distribution company initially thought its security risk was low, but when it discovered that it was the target of phishing and denial-of-service attacks, they turned to AWS for a solution. Using an AWS […]

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Case Study: BurdaForward prevents overprovisioning and delivers cost transparency on AWS

Digital publisher BurdaForward, an arm of Hubert Burda Media, is an online publisher with 800 employees and locations in eight German cities. Its brands include the Focus Online News portal, Digital Tech Site Chip.de, Lifestyle Magazine Bunte.de and many others, reaching more than 21 million unique users each month. BurdaForward sought to update its infrastructure […]

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Secure content using CloudFront Functions

To secure streaming video content from Amazon CloudFront, a fast content delivery network (CDN) service on Amazon Web Services (AWS), two methods are available: signed cookies or signed URLs. Customers can choose to use either one or both, depending on the use case. For example, a customer might choose signed cookies to authorize the resource […]

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Building a reusable testing pipeline for AWS Amplify plugins

Authored by Nathan Agez, a software engineer at TrackIt with master’s degrees in computer science from EPITECH France. Nathan has deep knowledge of the AWS Amplify ecosystem and also has extensive experience in building Serverless infrastructure for a variety of projects. He is passionate about open source, automation, travel, and loves playing his guitar when he’s […]

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Case Study: Discovery cuts playout cost by 61% and accelerates growth and innovation on AWS

Discovery, a global media company that delivers more than 8,000 hours of original programming in nearly 50 languages to 220 countries and territories each year, needed to innovate its playout system infrastructure. The cost and time required to upkeep the company’s on-premises software made it difficult to grow and innovate. Discovery reduced its on-premises server […]

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AWS Artist Series: Optimizing the environment with foliage

Find the other posts in the AWS Artist series below: AWS Artist Series: Compositing Spanner­­ AWS Artist Series: Creating characters with dynamic wrinkles  AWS Artist Series: Animating Noa  AWS Artist Series: Rigging the bridge for “Spanner” AWS Artist Series: Laying out the opening shots of Spanner  AWS Artist Series: Creating an ocean of clouds Project Spanner […]

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Localized news and sports using Amazon Location Service

As mobile experiences evolve, Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to innovate by launching services that facilitate near-real-time, personalized, and interactive features for customers. Now broadcasters and publishers have a new solution to engage viewers and fans through compelling location-aware experiences that enrich mobile content. With the launch of Amazon Location Service, location functionality can be […]

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AWS Media2Cloud helps Formula 1 migrate to the cloud and manage its growing asset library

Since its inception in 1950, Formula 1 (F1) has grown into a globally recognized brand with a massive library of images, audio, and video captured at Grand Prix racing events around the world. The abundance of media assets F1 captured over time are a challenge to store, manage, and use. Researchers, editors, and producers spent […]

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