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Category: AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Monetizing VOD Assets Using Ad Marker Insertion

AWS Elemental MediaConvert lets you specify ad insertion points in your outputs. This capability is incredibly useful if your input video doesn’t contain ad markers (SCTE-35 markers) but you still need to monetize (or even black out) your content. A tutorial is available (as part of a larger AWS VOD workshop) on GitHub to demonstrate […]

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What Was New for AWS Elemental Media Services in 2019

Introduction In 2018, AWS Elemental released AWS Elemental MediaConnect and added features and improvements to other five services that were released in 2017. If you missed all that news, you can catch-up here. At re:Invent 2019, the AWS Elemental team will present a review of the past year at the Twitch Launchpad. You can watch […]

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Streaming Media Readers Choose AWS

This year, the Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards engaged more than 2,700 voters who cast nearly 28,000 votes in 28 categories covering a variety of technologies, from analytics to webcasting and everything in between. Among the winners announced on November 20 at Streaming Media West in Los Angeles were five AWS products and services that […]

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Sold on SSAI

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 12. Server-side ad insertion is becoming a more valuable way of delivering advertising – and with cloud-based tools, one that’s becoming easier to implement The great benefit of targeted advertising is the ability to offer the viewer something that is going to be attuned to his or her […]

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Washington Post: Arc Lights the Way for Digital

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 14. One of the leading press institutions in the world, The Washington Post, has an impressive legacy of print newspapers. But the digital offerings it’s been developing over the last two decades also continue to break new ground – not only journalistically, but technologically. As The Washington […]

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SCTE 35-based Dynamic Ad Insertion for Live streaming with Unified Origin and AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Guest authored by: Unified Streaming The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post. By combining Unified Streaming’s Unified Origin for Live with AWS Elemental MediaTailor for server-side ad insertion, you can do DAI (Dynamic Ad Insertion) for […]

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Inserting SCTE Markers with AWS Elemental MediaLive for Ad Insertion

In this tutorial posted on GitHub, we show you how to insert SCTE markers using AWS Elemental MediaLive’s Python SDK and then insert ads into your live video stream using AWS Elemental MediaTailor. To get started, you will spin up a MediaLive and AWS Elemental MediaPackage channel using the AWS Media Services simple live workflow […]

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Pac-12: Campus Cloud Touchdown

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 13. Professional sports take top spot in US television viewing, but university level sports has an avid following that –given fierce university loyalties – can eclipse the pros. The Pacific-12 Conference, or Pac-12, is the university sports organization covering the western US, a region that contains some of […]

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Graham Media Group Taps AWS Media Services to Build Powerful Media Solutions for Reporters and Elevate the Live Stream Experience

Reaching modern audiences with compelling, informative content can be challenging in the digital era, but Graham Media Group (GMG), a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, has managed to break through the noise by innovating the way its local stations deliver news coverage. As part of the company’s VIDEO 2020 total video transformation project, which aims […]

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FAQs About Live Streaming on AWS: How Much Does Live Streaming Cost on AWS?

How Much Does Live Streaming Cost on AWS? Update This blog post has been updated since it was first published on August 8, 2018. Effective May 17th, 2019, AWS Elemental MediaPackage announced a significant reduction in pricing for live channel ingest, and origination and packaging. All of the costs below have been revised based on […]

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