AWS Media Blog

Category: Announcements

re:Invent bonus content: M&E-focused sessions on-demand

The following are sessions from the final week of re:Invent 2020 that we think M&E Attendees will appreciate. Click the links provided under the session to watch them on-demand. For all of the details on re:Invent, check out the Media & Entertainment attendee guide to AWS re:Invent 2020 post. Here are the sessions from week 1, […]

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AWS joins Blender Development fund

Digital content creation in Media & Entertainment (and beyond) has become more important than ever. Creative studios and departments need to have access to the latest tools to handle ever-increasing demands for content production. Open source solutions such as OpenColorIO and Universal Scene Description (USD) have helped solve some of the industry’s most complicated problems, […]

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[Updated 1/4] re:Invent Week 2: M&E-focused sessions on-demand

The following is a small sample of the sessions that happened during week 2 of re:Invent 2020 we think M&E Attendees will appreciate. Click the links provided under the session details to watch on-demand. To see what’s coming in the next weeks and get more details on re:Invent, check out the Media & Entertainment attendee […]

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re:Invent releases and launches for M&E workloads

With more than 30 launches and announcements of new services and major features during re:Invent 2020, the following is a tailored list of those most relevant for media workloads. Watch the full Andy Jassy Keynote here for even more announcements and information. Making media workloads faster and smarter AWS Proton AWS Proton is the first […]

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[Updated 1/4] re:Invent Week 1: Watch Media & Entertainment sessions on-demand

The following is a small sample of the sessions that happened during week 1 of re:Invent 2020 we think M&E Attendees will appreciate; we also have recaps of week 2 and week 3. Click the links provided under the session details to watch on-demand. To see what’s coming in the next weeks and get more […]

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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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[Updated 1/18] Media & Entertainment attendee guide to AWS re:Invent

AWS re:Invent routinely fills several Las Vegas venues with standing-room only crowds, but we brought it to you with an all-virtual and free event this year. This year’s conference was our biggest yet and we had an exciting program planned for the Media & Entertainment industry with five keynotes, 18 leadership sessions, and over 500 […]

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What’s new in recommender systems

With the ever-increasing selection of direct to consumer (DTC) platforms available today, most consumers cannot subscribe to all platforms. Subscription/purchase decisions are driven both by content (what shows/movies a platform has) and user experience (how easy a platform is to use). Consumers today expect real-time, curated experiences as they consider, purchase, and engage with content. […]

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Announcing AWS Thinkbox Deadline support for Pixar’s RenderMan

AWS Thinkbox Deadline 10.1.11.5 is now available. Included in this release is support for Pixar’s RenderMan with Usage Based Licensing (UBL), available on the AWS Thinkbox Marketplace. Customers now have the ability to extend their rendering on AWS with UBL support for RenderMan 23.4 standalone, RenderMan 23.4 for Autodesk Maya, and RenderMan 23.4 for SideFX Houdini. […]

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Encode video in a smarter way using Automated ABR

Introduction The most common over the top (OTT) distribution formats in use today are based on delivery of video using ABR (Adaptive Bitrate) technologies. An ABR package contains multiple renditions of the content encoded in a range of bitrates and resolutions. Formats like HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) define […]

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