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How to: Delivering high-profile live video streams using AWS Media Services

Introduction In a previous Media Blog series, we provided several examples of sophisticated workflows using AWS Media Services. In this post, I demonstrate a workflow that delivers a basic HLS livestream with resiliency for high-visibility events. Workflow overview This workflow uses multiple levels of redundancy to eliminate several single points of failure that might take […]

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Discovery, Inc. is serving up content for the consumer with Food Network Kitchen

Today, Discovery Inc. is bringing some much-needed culinary camaraderie into kitchens around the world through Food Network Kitchen. The subscription-based app offers home-bound foodies the chance to cook alongside celebrity chefs. Food Network Kitchen offers a hands-free cooking experience via Amazon’s voice technology and access to a large selection of live and on-demand cooking classes, […]

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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 […]

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Streaming Media Readers Select AWS Services

The 2020 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards garnered more than 25,000 votes from more than 2,200 voters in 26 categories spanning a full range of media technologies. Included among the winners announced November 19 are four AWS services that help content providers deliver innovative viewing experiences, address accelerating demand for digital content, and monetize services […]

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Spiritland Productions livestreams dynamic sonic concerts with AWS and Dolby technology

The popularity of live music festivals and concerts has swelled in recent years, with the UK leading the charts for a country with the most music festivals. The artistry, visual spectacle, and energy of the crowd remain a draw, but with COVID-19, the live concert industry came to a halt, with large gatherings no longer […]

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Anatomy of a live streaming AWS CloudFormation template

To build an end-to-end, live video streaming workflow with AWS, you typically begin by setting up each of the required AWS Media Services through the AWS Management Console. The console is a great tool to explore all the features each Media Service offers, and the settings you can enable, disable, or tweak as you put […]

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How to set up a simple video-on-demand service on AWS with TrackIt

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. The production of new video content driven by ubiquitous and relatively high-quality acquisition devices (mobile phones, action cameras, etc.), along with the accelerating re-use of old libraries, has seen […]

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Germany’s DFL taps AWS Media Services for new live streaming platform

The DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), which is the governing body of the Bundesliga, is responsible for the organization and marketing of professional football in Germany. The Bundesliga, the soccer league with the best goals-per-game rate among Europe’s top five football leagues, is using AWS Media Services to power its new live streaming service. Using […]

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Solving OTT workflow challenges with AWS  

Authored by Tom Schaeffer, Founder, President & CEO of Float Left Interactive. 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. This post discusses the history and evolution of over-the-top (OTT) streaming and outlines how my company, Float […]

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[Updated 3/15/2021] ZEE5 inserts millions of ads in live and VOD content using AWS

This post is co-authored by Girish Nair, SA, Media & Entertainment at Amazon Web Services and Vivek Yadav – Senior CDN Engineer at ZEE5 ZEE Entertainment is among the largest producers and aggregators of Hindi programming in the world, with an extensive library housing over 260k+ hours of television content with more than a billion […]

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