AWS Media Blog

Category: AWS Elemental MediaLive

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 […]

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 […]

Getting started with optical character recognition in AWS Elemental Live and AWS Elemental MediaLive

What is OCR? Optical character recognition (OCR) is the ability for software to recognize characters in an image and to convert those characters to text. This conversion allows the characters to be recognized as specific letters and numbers and therefore to be manipulated along with any other text. Recent areas of research in the use […]

Channel deployment automation for AWS Elemental MediaLive with AWS CDK

Welcome to this blog series about media infrastructure automation. Over the course of the past year, many of you asked about how to design your media infrastructure operation and management—how to provide your teams with access to the right resources, with the right level of monitoring, and with required flexibility without the need to become […]

Protecting over-the-top streaming with watermarking and disruption from Synamedia and AWS Part II: VOD

The new VOD business model In a previous blog post, we discussed how individual manifests of live content can be intercepted regardless of digital rights management (DRM). We proposed that running Synamedia Streaming Piracy Disruption (SPD) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help protect content. In this blog post, we expand on that model, describing […]

Part 2: Contextualized viewer engagement and monetization for live OTT events

This is the second in a series of blog posts about contextualized viewer engagement and monetization for live over-the-top (OTT) events. This post describes in technical terms how to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to drive contextualization and deeper viewer engagement for live event streams. Click here to read the first post in the series. […]

In this diagram, two types of feeds are processed. First, the live RTMP feed from the game court is processed by the media pipeline using AWS Elemental MediaLive and MediaConvert services to create video clips. Second, Hawk-Eye and statistical feeds are pushed into Amazon Kinesis streams. Lambda processes these events and stores them in Aurora Serverless Postgres database.

How Infosys reimagines the game of tennis using AWS

This post has been co-authored by Rohit Agnihotri, Chief Architect of Infosys Tennis Platform, and Satheesh Kumar, Principal Solutions Architect at AWS Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and has developed innovative solutions to engage stakeholders in the sports ecosystem. Infosys is the official digital innovation partner for major tennis events like the […]

Back to basics: Mechanisms used behind the scenes in video compression

Video encoding In this blog, we’re going to explain the fundamentals of the video encoding process (compression) in simple terms. The main purpose of compression/encoding is reducing the volume of data that are needed to capture, store, and transmit video. This leads to reductions in storage hardware, data transmission time, and required delivery bandwidth. While […]

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 […]

AWS for M&E Video Tutorials: Trickplay with 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 […]