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Category: AWS Elemental MediaPackage

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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Part 2: SCTE 35 signal conditioning in AWS Elemental Live

This is the second post in a two-part series. Read the first post here. It is quite common for AWS Elemental Live, which lets users encode live video on premises for events and 24/7 streams, to be used to deliver live streams into Amazon Web Services (AWS) for over-the-top (OTT) workflows and to distribute a […]

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Architecture diagram with live and on-demand workflows feeding into Amazon CloudFront

Migrating Microsoft Smooth Streaming to Amazon CloudFront for streaming video

Migrating Microsoft Smooth Streaming to Amazon CloudFront—a content delivery network (CDN) service built for high performance, security, and developer convenience—for video on demand (VOD) and live streaming is a conversation that we have had with many of our customers. During the past few years, several CDN providers have begun to remove support for Smooth Streaming. […]

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How to implement reliable dynamic ad insertion using AWS Media Services

During these peculiar times and with the accompanying difficulties of organizing live events, streaming of live proceedings, such as music concerts, sporting events, and linear television, has exploded since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. An increased amount of content is available exclusively through over-the-top (OTT) live streaming on mobile phones and desktop browsers or […]

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The 2021 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award Winners

The results of this year’s Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards brought good news for services and solutions for media and entertainment from AWS. With 200 nominees in 22 categories and 14,600 votes cast, the results are in: Winner, Cloud Encoding/Transcoding Services: AWS Elemental MediaLive Winner, Content Delivery Network: Amazon CloudFront Winner, DRM/Content Protection: AWS Elemental […]

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PGA TOUR tees up with AWS to reimagine the fan experience

With every major event, professional sports leagues continue to transform the fan experience using a range of technological advancements, from artificial intelligence (AI) to machine learning (ML) and analytics. Looking to boost fan engagement and streamline its video production and delivery workflow, the PGA TOUR (TOUR) recently enlisted Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its official […]

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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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