AWS Media Blog

Category: Media Services

Glo brings high-quality yoga instruction to the masses with AWS

Glo challenges people to pause amidst life’s daily distractions to find a quiet place for personal progress. The subscription-based yoga studio hosts community classes free-of-charge at its Santa Monica-based facility, but what makes Glo unique is its extensive library of on-demand yoga, meditation, and Pilates courses taught by renowned instructors from around the world. The […]

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AWS Elemental Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate viewer

Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) encoding is a rate control mode that launched in AWS Elemental MediaConvert and AWS Elemental MediaLive in 2018. QVBR is an enhanced version of variable bitrate (VBR) rate control that minimizes wasted bits and adjusts bitrate to maintain consistent video quality. QVBR is also available in the appliance and software products […]

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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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Sky: Something new at the royal wedding

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 07. Audiences love a love story, especially one that ends in a wedding. A year ago, in May 2018, one young couple’s nuptials became the UK’s biggest media event. The excitement around the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle extended well beyond the UK – almost […]

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Demonstrating edge video processing for tactical environments

Government organizations rely on full-motion video (FMV) to support intelligence gathering around the world and around the clock. Unlike commercial media and entertainment markets, where content is tuned to perfection through stages of preproduction, production, and postproduction, government organizations often generate and consume content on the fly, in near-real time. If the tempo alone wasn’t […]

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In the news: Hotstar sets new global record for live viewership

Indian streaming giant Hotstar broke the global record for simultaneous streaming viewers this past weekend with 18.6 million users watching the finals of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament. Read TechCrunch’s coverage here. To learn more about AWS services used for Hotstar’s streaming architecture, check out: Saving Millions : Leveraging EC2 Spots at Scale by Gaurav […]

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On-Demand webcast: AWS Insights online conference

Join AWS Insights for an on-demand free half-day online conference designed for media and entertainment leaders and builders, with content creation, media supply chain, and content distribution sessions. Keynote: “Building a Culture of Innovation for Media” by Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist of Amazon Web Services (AWS), author of the AWS blog, and host of The AWS […]

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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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Frankly, cloud is the future

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 09. Before being acquired by Frankly, WorldNow had been in the digital solutions business for broadcasters since 1999. The company provided a digital publishing platform, which included CMS and multimedia functions with a front end that delivered to a variety of platforms including iOS, Android, Apple TV, […]

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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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