AWS Media Blog

Category: Announcements

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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Media & Entertainment attendee guide to AWS re:Invent 2020

AWS re:Invent routinely fills several Las Vegas venues with standing-room only crowds, but we are bringing it to you with an all-virtual and free event this year. This year’s conference is gearing up to be our biggest yet and we have an exciting program planned for the Media & Entertainment industry with five keynotes, 18 […]

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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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Introducing the Video On Demand on AWS Foundation Solution

We received feedback from you that the existing Video on Demand on AWS solution has more features than required for some transcoding workflows. To solve this, we created a new solution called Video On Demand (VOD) on AWS Foundation that is now available in the AWS Solutions Library. With this new streamlined solution, you simply […]

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‘Time to Change’: EMEA M&E Symposium discusses the pace of change

It is customary to start a blog such as this, one that looks broadly across the Media industry in the EMEA region, to get quickly to the word ‘transformation.’ Before I do, I want to describe the objectives for this latest online version of a multi-year series of events that Amazon Web Services (AWS) holds […]

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AWS Media Insights: See the keynote on demand and explore upcoming sessions

The media industry is in the midst of massive and accelerating transformation. Watch the keynote presentation from this month’s AWS Media Insights Webcast Series to learn the trends that are changing the way content is created, distributed and consumed, and the implications for organizations across the media supply chain. Presenters also share the latest announcements […]

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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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Annual 4K 4Charity fun run goes virtual for IBC in 2020

Registration now open for seventh annual event, raising awareness and support for nonprofits focused on increased diversity and inclusion and COVID-19 relief The 4K 4Charity Fun Run series is going virtual for the annual running and walking event hosted in collaboration with the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in 2020. The 4K 4Charity series leverages fun, […]

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