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Category: AWS Elemental MediaPackage

Secure media delivery at the edge on Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides solutions for media distribution from encoding, packaging, and encryption using AWS Media Services, and broad distribution using the Amazon CloudFront content distribution network (CDN) for improved performance reaching the largest audiences. With the Secure Media Delivery at the Edge solution, customers can now add an easy-to-use and commonly supported solution to […]

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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 […]

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Deploying virtual linear OTT channels using AWS Media Services

This blog post details how to create virtual linear OTT channels that can sequentially deliver both video on demand (VOD) and live streaming video by defining a channel schedule in AWS Elemental MediaTailor using Channel Assembly. This stems from an increased customer need to provide free ad-supported television (FAST), which is rapidly gaining traction with consumers and, […]

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Streaming provider Watch Brasil securely delivers live linear content with the support of AWS Partner Kaltura

Delivering video content is no simple task, especially in Brazil. Businesses wishing to break into streaming require scalable, reliable video platforms and strong cloud infrastructure. Without those, watching video-on-demand and live linear content can be choppy, unreliable, and low quality—putting the provider at a significant competitive disadvantage in a growing industry. Watch Brasil was determined […]

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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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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 […]

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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. […]

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Color in the Cloud: Motion picture and television color grading and finishing on AWS with Baselight

Motion picture and television workloads that require high-fidelity color monitoring such as color grading, VFX compositing, digital intermediate, finishing, and master quality control have typically been precluded from running in the cloud due to the traditional 8-bit 4:2:0 sRGB color space limitations of pixel streaming clients such as Teradici’s CAS and AWS NICE DCV (NICE […]

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Part 2: How to optimize video and ad content delivery with AWS Elemental MediaTailor and Amazon CloudFront

This is the step-by-step configuration guide for the ad insertion workflow discussed in Part 1: How to optimize ad delivery with AWS Elemental MediaTailor. The instructions show HLS-based examples, but AWS Elemental MediaTailor—a channel assembly and personalized ad insertion service—supports both HLS- and DASH-based workflows. In this guide you will: Create a basic MediaTailor configuration […]

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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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