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Category: AWS Elemental MediaPackage

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Improve streaming content security with SPEKE v2.0 and AWS Elemental MediaPackage

A quick history of CPIX and SPEKE Until the publishing of the DASH-IF’s Content Protection Information Exchange Format (CPIX) specification in 2015, there was no standard payload format that encoders and packagers could leverage when requesting encryption keys from key servers. CPIX filled this gap by providing a high-level framework, based on XML, describing the […]

Contextualized viewer engagement and monetization for live OTT events

Popular live stream events often command higher viewer attention due to the thrill, uncertainty, freshness, and unknowns of the content. On the other hand, in the over-the-top (OTT) world the last mile network latency and media player buffer often push a viewer at least few seconds behind real time. This elevated viewer attention and last-mile […]

Managing content delivery across multiple AWS Elemental MediaPackage origins

Traditional video on demand (VOD) workflows are often complex, with requirements to manage multiple content versions, packaging configurations and digital rights management (DRM) needs. These requirements often lead to complex transcoding pipelines, duplication of assets, and inflexible distribution configurations. Companies are starting to look to modernize their VOD workflows to increase agility, cost savings, and flexibility. […]