AWS Media Blog

Category: AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Back to basics: HTTP video streaming

Consumption of video content has transformed dramatically over the last two decades. Just 10 – 15 years ago, viewing of production content was inflexible and limited to a TV set connected to a satellite or terrestrial antenna or to a cable connection, generally through a set-top box (STB) receiver. In recent years, however, the ability […]

TV 2 DANMARK scales streaming service TV 2 PLAY using AWS

TV 2 DANMARK scales streaming service TV 2 PLAY using AWS

Since the advent of television in the 1920s, broadcasters have continuously reinvented themselves in the face of change ­­– from the analog to digital transition to the rise of connected TV (CTV). The latter prompted broadcasters like TV 2 DANMARK (TV 2) to expand its offerings to support live and on-demand content consumption across a […]

Enhance and monetize media archives with AWS Data Migration Service

Introduction With streaming platforms becoming ubiquitous, media and entertainment companies are looking to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace. They are seeking ways to preserve, rediscover, enhance, restore, and monetize their content libraries to offer them to consumers. In order to achieve this, it is recommended that media and entertainment companies migrate their entire content […]

Monetize audio-only content with AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Introduction This how-to blog post discusses how to monetize audio-only content such as podcasts and radio/talk shows on AWS by preparing the source for streaming with AWS Elemental MediaConvert and using Amazon CloudFront as a content delivery network (CDN) to deliver the content securely and with low latency. AWS Elemental MediaTailor is then used for […]

Near real-time notifications for AWS Media Services

A real-time live video workflow doesn’t offer second chances. The stakes are high, especially during marquee events that gather millions of viewers, so it is important to be able to react quickly and effectively to any potential issues affecting a live stream. This blog post details how to set up near real-time notifications on system […]

Case study: CineSend grows video streaming business by 1000% with secure content delivery solution built on AWS

CineSend provides secure, cloud-native video storage, encoding, and delivery solutions to customers ranging from major airlines and Hollywood studios to global financial institutions, top colleges, and other enterprises. The company experienced a significant spike in demand for its video streaming services at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but leveraged AWS to quickly and efficiently […]

How AWS customer Motive optimized video cost using AWS Elemental MediaConvert

by Lokesh Angadi Pethaiah, Andy Robinson, and Prashant Tyagi This post was written in collaboration with Inderjeet Singh, vice president engineering, and Chandra Rathina, manager engineering, from the Motive team  Motive is a company that has developed a tracking and fleet management solution for trucking companies. As Motive developed its product offerings, it realized that […]

Watch now: PAOK TV streams football matches and more on AWS

One of the top football clubs in Greece, PAOK FC has a storied legacy with an ardent fanbase topping more than 1.5 million. In addition to winning on the pitch, the club also creates and delivers original content to its fan community via PAOK TV, which is widely available across digital platforms and devices. By […]

Integrating the Content Localization on AWS solution into your media creation and distribution workflow

Content creators and distributors seeking to deliver video content to worldwide customers have more options than ever before. However, even as tools and services for simplifying the distribution of video streams have become more readily available, the process of localizing content to make it understandable to a worldwide multi-lingual audience remains a challenge for many […]

Optimizing compression settings for cost efficiencies with AWS Media Services

Video compression is complex. Quality, bitrate efficiency, latency, and cost optimization all seem to compete against each other. Determining the right balance of each takes trial and error. This blog post showcases examples of different codecs, color spaces, encoding settings, and output settings to give you a starting point for your own testing. We look […]