AWS Media Blog

Category: AWS Elemental MediaTailor

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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Monetizing Encrypted Live Stream with AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Configuring AWS Elemental MediaTailor to enable ad insertion for an encrypted HLS live stream is no different than for a live stream in the clear. Behind the scenes, MediaTailor ensures that the protected content stays encrypted by preserving the appropriate HLS key tags (EXT-X-KEY). Meanwhile, it leaves the ads unencrypted by setting the same HLS […]

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Video On Demand Ad Insertion with AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Monetizing your HLS Video On Demand (VOD) assets couldn’t be easier using AWS Elemental MediaTailor. MediaTailor simply needs access to your HLS media asset, and an Ad Decision Server (ADS). Try it for yourself by following this tutorial we’ve made available via GitHub http://bit.ly/mediatailor-vod The tutorial will walk you through creating an AWS Elemental MediaTailor […]

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eBook | Accelerate your media workflows using AWS solutions

Today’s media and entertainment (M&E) audiences want to access content anywhere at any time. They want choice regarding the format and on what device they consume media. And they expect personalization—to see only the content and advertisements that are most relevant to them. This eBook examines the one-click deployment solutions available from Amazon Web Services […]

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J-Stream: On Par with SSAI

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 09. For live streams of this summer’s 2018 RIZAP KBC Augusta Golf Tournament hosted in Fukuoka, Japan, KBC Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting partnered with Japanese video streaming and distribution leader J-Stream for dynamic server-side ad insertion (SSAI) services for sponsored content. Server side video ad insertion (SSAI) is […]

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This Is My Architecture: Advertising Analytics at Scale for Live Events Featuring Amazon Prime Video

In this episode of This Is My Architecture, Prime Video shows how they provide customized advertising at scale, and provides reporting/analytics on ad delivery. You’ll learn how Amazon Prime Video handles advertising for Thursday Night Football and other live events, providing analytics on ad delivery using AWS Elemental MediaTailor, AWS Lambda, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, […]

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How to Set Up a Resilient End-to-End Live Workflow Using AWS Elemental Products and Services: Part 3

Part 1: Single-region reference architecture deployment walkthrough: The Fundamentals Part 2: Single-region reference architecture deployment walkthrough: Advanced Workflows Part 3: Multi-regions reference architecture deployment walkthrough: Advanced Workflows (This Post) Multi-regions reference architecture deployment walkthrough: Advanced Workflows In part two of this blog series, we covered advanced practices for single-region deployments with AWS Elemental Live, AWS Elemental […]

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Creating a Custom AWS Elemental MediaTailor Metric and Amazon CloudWatch Alarm

In a previous blog, we demonstrated how to programmatically access default logs and metrics provided by AWS Elemental MediaTailor. In this post, we will walk through creating our own metric using the MediaTailor log groups that have been made available in Amazon CloudWatch. At a glance, this is what we will do: Create an IAM […]

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What Was New from AWS Elemental in 2018

2017 was a big year for AWS Elemental, with the release five new services to the AWS Management Console. 2018 had one more new service, but that in no way means that it was a quiet year in the AWS Elemental Media Services world. In case you missed all the excitement across the year, here […]

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Washington Post’s Arc Publishing Platform Uses AWS to Transform the Broadcast Landscape

Founded in 1877, The Washington Post is a world-renowned news publisher and recipient of multiple Pulitzer prizes. Known for its commitment to political journalism and international coverage with 24 correspondents in 18 bureaus around the world, The Washington Post’s mission is to serve as the first place readers turn for breaking news and investigative journalism. […]

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