AWS Media Blog

Category: Thought Leadership

How AWS streamed re:Invent 2020

re:Invent is the largest event of the year for both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and those of us on the AWS Event Technology Team. Live streams of the leadership sessions boast roughly 500% more viewership than other AWS events. In 2020, due to the impacts of COVID-19, re:Invent pivoted from an in person- to virtual for […]

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Watch now: FOX: Uncompressed live sports in the cloud

FOX and AWS are continuing to innovate the way live television is created and distributed in the cloud. Now a year into their strategic collaboration agreement with AWS, FOX dives into how they use AWS Media Services to create adaptable, elastic, and efficient workflows. FOX will share lessons it has learned as pioneers moving the […]

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Watch now: Accelerating next-generation direct-to-consumer experiences featuring NBCUniversal

To captivate audiences, media enterprises have to remain nimble in the face of change to deliver innovative experiences that leverage their unique content libraries and technology assets. In this session, learn how NBCUniversal worked with AWS to design, implement, operate, and accelerate the launch of its successful Peacock streaming service. Learn more about OTT on […]

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Watch now: Empowering users with natural language search featuring Dow Jones

Content creators face the ever-increasing challenge of cataloging content in a way that is easily accessible by users. Providing content relevant to a user’s search from vast archives of content requires a system that automatically provides the best match from the most relevant content. Using the Amazon Kendra machine learning service, the Wall Street Journal […]

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Watch now: Innovate, enhance, and secure OTT and B2B video delivery featuring PBS

The world of content contribution and distribution is changing, and AWS is helping people solve the latest challenges. Whether the use case is one-to-many or many-to-one, AWS provides solutions custom built for media content. This session explores two use cases, one highlighting multisite contribution feeding centralized distribution and another focused on highly secure centralized contribution […]

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2020 AWS Media Services recap: a year of innovation

2020 was the year everything went virtual. AWS responded to the changes in our world, addressing the needs of media customers during unprecedented times. AWS Media Services continued to enable customer innovation by adding features to existing services and released new ones. Let’s reflect: In April, AWS introduced the AWS Elemental Link device. Link is […]

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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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Virtual workstations on AWS: Discussing the next must-have studio essential

A recap of a virtual panel, moderated by postPerspective In alignment with virtual SIGGRAPH 2020, AWS hosted a five-webcasts series offering tips on best practices and production-proven insights from creative studios and technology partners. Each presentation delved into the power of the cloud for visual effects and animation workflows. Untold Studios, revealed its origin story […]

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How cloud-based video pipelines are inspiring new innovation in broadcast workflows

Consumer viewing habits and media business models have shifted in recent years as smart phone technology and connectivity have advanced and over-the-top (OTT) services have proliferated. To keep pace with an ever-growing demand for content and adapt to rapid changes in viewer behavior, media companies are tapping into the cloud to reinvent the media pipeline, […]

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Media & Entertainment in focus for AWS Architecture Monthly

AWS gives Media & Entertainment customers an agile architecture, so they can build, test and deploy new video services quickly, create new content faster and more efficiently, and enhance media workflows with machine learning tools, monetization methods, and more. Every month, AWS Architecture Monthly magazine curates top technical content and expert insights around a single […]

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