AWS for M&E Blog

Category: Media Services

2020 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards Recognize AWS as Video Streaming Skyrockets

Amidst the chaos of 2020, millions more people sought their news, information, sports, and entertainment via online video. This was evidenced by on-demand subscriptions up a record-setting 39% to 770 million viewers around the world. Overall video streaming increased in all regions, with Conviva reporting that time spent streaming in the fourth quarter of 2020 […]

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GAME ON! Axis Animation delivers Halo 5 with AWS Deadline

There’s no franchise more closely associated with Microsoft’s gaming arm than Halo. The sci-fi series has been there since day one on the original Xbox, making several return trips since to reinforce Xbox as the essential destination for shooter fans. The latest entry was 2015’s Halo 5: Guardians, which presented a new challenge to Microsoft […]

Protecting your media assets with token authentication

Video streaming is no longer exclusively done by media companies. Schools, ecommerce retailers, tech companies, and banks are creating media content to distribute directly to their consumers. Video streaming, both live and on-demand, has become the prevailing communication tool to reach the target audiences. As the value and number of media assets grow, creating a […]

Simplify complex media workflows with M2A Connect and AWS

Authored by Marcus Box, CTO and Founder at M2A Media. 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.   When AWS announced the release of AWS Elemental MediaConnect in 2018, we at M2A could immediately see all […]

How the cloud saved Grabyo’s Christmas

Authored by Scott Lunn, Head of Content at Grabyo. 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. With no office drinks, secret Santas, or Christmas jumpers, cloud video platform Grabyo turned to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for […]

Delivering a reliable live video stream using AWS Elemental Link and Amazon IVS

Working remotely has become more common, so many customers are looking for easy-to-setup and cost-efficient ways to deliver a reliable live video stream to their customers, colleagues, and business partners. For example, an auctioneer may want to stream their auctions for online bidding or a teacher may need to deliver remote lectures with live Q&A. For […]

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How to: Amazon Interactive Video Service with React mini-player demo

Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) is designed to take care of all the technical complexities of delivering low latency live video to viewers anywhere. Amazon IVS comes with its own Player SDK, allowing you to focus your time on building engaging interactive experiences. In this post, we show you how to build something you may […]

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Axis Studios Gains Resource Flexibility with AWS

Fusing artistry with technology, award-winning animation and visual effects company Axis Studios creates commissioned and original content across film, television, games, and entertainment experiences. Founded in 2000, the studio now spans three facilities – Glasgow, Bristol and London. As the studio’s projects began increasing in complexity, it looked to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help […]

Industrial Brothers: Staying Animated with AWS

Studio Completes Six Episodes of Remy & Boo Remotely Using Virtual Workstations on AWS; Establishes Cloud-enabled Long-term Work from Home Setup Toronto-based animation studio Industrial Brothers has created and produced engaging children’s entertainment since 2010. Developing original IP, the studio’s projects include episodic series Kingdom Force, Remy & Boo, Top Wing, Dino Ranch and Gummandos. […]

What AWS CDI means for the future of content production and delivery

Each new technological evolution in media and entertainment (M&E) has pushed the industry to reimagine content creation and consumption. Innovations like the SDI (Serial Digital Interface) family of digital video interfaces, and transporting video over Internet Protocol (IP), for instance, have dramatically impacted how television broadcasting and content production operate. The growing role of the […]