AWS Media Blog

Category: Networking & Content Delivery

Streaming provider Watch Brasil securely delivers live linear content with the support of AWS Partner Kaltura

Delivering video content is no simple task, especially in Brazil. Businesses wishing to break into streaming require scalable, reliable video platforms and strong cloud infrastructure. Without those, watching video-on-demand and live linear content can be choppy, unreliable, and low quality—putting the provider at a significant competitive disadvantage in a growing industry. Watch Brasil was determined […]

Case study: Cloudinary customers see 30% performance boost using CloudFront Functions

Cloudinary provides a complete media management solution for developers and marketers to optimize the delivery of media assets used on websites and apps. An AWS user since its inception in 2012, Cloudinary is also an AWS Partner. While Cloudinary’s customers were already achieving optimized performance through fast content delivery network service Amazon CloudFront, adding serverless edge scripting […]

Case Study: TV TOKYO Corporation relaunches new business program on AWS

TV TOKYO operates terrestrial and satellite broadcasting services—including a diverse lineup of business, animation, and variety content—in and around Tokyo. To help revitalize business during the height of the pandemic, it launched TERETO BIZ, an overhaul of its long-running “TV TOKYO Business on Demand” subscription service. Already using AWS Media Services for live streams and […]

Enable Microsoft Smooth Streaming to resource-constrained devices using Lambda@Edge and AWS Elemental MediaPackage

AWS Elemental MediaPackage is a highly scalable video origination and just-in-time packaging service. Using either a live HLS input from an encoder such as AWS Elemental MediaLive or media files from Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), the service packages video content with optional encryption to HLS, DASH-ISO, CMAF and Microsoft Smooth (MSS) formats. The majority […]

Protecting over-the-top streaming with watermarking and disruption from Synamedia and AWS Part II: VOD

The new VOD business model In a previous blog post, we discussed how individual manifests of live content can be intercepted regardless of digital rights management (DRM). We proposed that running Synamedia Streaming Piracy Disruption (SPD) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help protect content. In this blog post, we expand on that model, describing […]

AWS Partner TrackIt streamlines the content curation process with AI Video Reviewer

Authored by Brad Winett, President and Partner at 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. As the availability and demand for media content continues to explode, companies that deal with large volumes of media assets […]

Guest post: Modernizing NASCAR’s multi-PB media archive at speed with AWS Storage

The sanctioning body for American auto racing, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has amassed a vast content library of video, audio, and image assets since it was founded in 1948. Each year, its archive continues to grow by 1.5 PB – 2 PB of data, making managing its legacy LTO tape storage unwieldy. […]

Gamestar+ is revolutionizing game night using AWS-powered solutions from IMT

For the leaders at Gamestar+, game night is more than a leisure activity—it’s an avenue to improved social collaboration. “Games have the power to magically transform even the most awkward dinner parties into really fun events,” says Todd Young, cofounder and chief operating officer of Gamestar+. “They really have an intrinsic value to facilitate meaningful […]

Part 2: Contextualized viewer engagement and monetization for live OTT events

This is the second in a series of blog posts about contextualized viewer engagement and monetization for live over-the-top (OTT) events. This post describes in technical terms how to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to drive contextualization and deeper viewer engagement for live event streams. Click here to read the first post in the series. […]

Cloud rendering using Pixar’s Tractor on AWS

Rendering is the process of converting 3D models into 2D images that can be displayed on screen and is a critical part of making almost any movie these days. Rendering is resource-intensive, requiring powerful computational processing. With 8K resolution coming online, the demand for compute resources for rendering is at an all-time high. When the […]