AWS Media Blog

Category: Media Services

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Arsenal Football Club transforms live video backhaul with AWS

Since its founding in 1886, UK-based Arsenal Football Club has garnered an estimated fanbase of more than 100 million worldwide, and today, social media and digital video play a crucial role in engaging those followers. Video coverage of ‘friendlies’ matches, in particular, has become popular with their fans across the world. To complement its primary […]

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Running MediaInfo as an AWS Lambda Function

Media processing applications often need information about what’s in audio and video files before they can do anything with those files. MediaInfo, a unified display of the most relevant video and audio file data, is a popular tool for doing just that. Video providers use it to get technical metadata about video codecs, frame rates, […]

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Graphic that reads "AWS Powers Real-time Stats for Guinness Six Nations" over an illustrated rugby ball.

In the News: AWS powers real-time statistics for Guinness Six Nations

The Guinness Six Nations Championship is among the oldest surviving rugby traditions and is one of the best-attended sporting events in the world. To offer rugby fans deeper insight into match action than ever before, Six Nations and AWS introduced five new, real-time statistics for the 2020 Championship tournament kicking off on February 1. The […]

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Screenshot of video broadcast from Harvest Ministry depicting a large audience enjoying a religious service.

Exploring video workflows for the modern religious organization

Video has become an expected commodity in modern consumer culture. Tech-savvy shoppers, sports fans, binge-watchers, and ambitious DIYers alike head online to watch product reviews and companion content, catch up on series programming, or view instructional content. Given the growing prevalence of online video, religious organizations are turning to streaming content as a way to […]

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How to translate large text documents with Amazon Translate

This post describes how to split large text documents into chunks small enough to be processed by Amazon Translate. I’ll show you how to split documents without splitting words or sentences so source text remains grammatically correct, and I’ll demonstrate this with sample code that uses the Python NLTK library for detecting sentence boundaries. What […]

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Top 10 things to consider when migrating your VOD library to AWS

There are lots of things to consider when moving your VOD (Video On-Demand) content library to a new provider like Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this post, we cover the top things to keep in mind when migrating media files to AWS. 1. Should I migrate my currently encoded files or should I re-encode my […]

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Serverless fixity for digital preservation compliance

When The Digital Dilemma was published in 2007, Amazon had just started Amazon Web Services with the release of its AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) in the cloud. The industry was struggling with the short lifespan of digital tape formats, affordable disaster recovery, and technology refresh standards. Since that time, AWS has established itself as […]

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Fuji television realizes ultra-low latency video delivery of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball World Cup

Originally published on the AWS Japan Blog. Ultra-low latency distribution will bring a major change to internet video delivery for multiscreen devices and an improved user experience for user-generated content,” says Mr. Ito, Deputy General Manager, Technology Development Department, Fuji Television Engineering Bureau. “For the 2019 FIVB Volleyball World Cup (FIVB2019), we set up an […]

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The Cloud Media Supply Chain Technology and Engineering Emmy Award® goes to…

… Discovery and FOX NE&O (Walt Disney Television), along with AWS and AWS partners SDVI Corporation and Evertz Technologies! With the 2020 awards season in full swing, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today released the much-anticipated list of Technology and Engineering Emmy Award recipients. Among those receiving the 71st Technology and […]

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