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AWS for Media & Entertainment – Helping customers reinvent the industry with purpose-built services, solutions, and partners

Media and entertainment customers face industry-wide transformation, with companies reinventing how they create content, optimize media supply chains, and compete for audience attention across streaming, broadcast, and direct-to-consumer platforms. Industry leaders such as Netflix, FORMULA 1, Discovery, and Disney use the cloud to pioneer new ways to entertain—launching new streaming services, expanding their content catalogs, […]

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Connecting OBS Studio to AWS Media Services in the Cloud

In this second installment of a five-part blog series, you are learning how to configure and connect various encoders to AWS Media Services. AWS Media Services enable you to deliver highly scalable over-the-top (OTT) video experiences to customers. In order to stream a live channel or event, video signals from a camera or other source […]

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Connecting AWS Elemental Live on-premises to AWS Media Services in the cloud

AWS Media Services enable you to deliver highly scalable over-the-top (OTT) video experiences to your customers. In order to stream a live channel or event, video signals from cameras must first be encoded before they can be sent to the cloud for further processing, packaging, and delivery. This starts with a camera, and software and […]

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FOX uses AWS to score with digital audiences for Super Bowl LIV

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. The come-from-behind victory by the Kansas City Chiefs over the San Francisco 49ers in early February attracted an audience of 102 million viewers in the United States – including the largest ever streaming audience with 3.4 million viewers across a […]

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FAQs about live streaming on AWS: How much does live streaming cost on AWS?

How Much Does Live Streaming Cost on AWS? Update This blog post has been updated since it was first published on August 8, 2018. Effective May 17th, 2019, AWS Elemental MediaPackage announced a significant reduction in pricing for live channel ingest, and origination and packaging. All of the costs below have been revised based on […]

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Introducing Media2Cloud: A serverless framework for media archive ingest to the cloud

The launch of our new Media2Cloud solution is an example of how serverless can reinvent ingest workflows and simplify the process of placing video content under management in AWS, and more importantly, back in the control of the content owner. The following document outlines the issues with managing large scale video content on-premise and how […]

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How Disney built its streaming analytics pipeline on AWS

Video streaming is providing content creators direct data on consumer behavior like never before. However, without the proper pipeline from viewer to database, deriving insights about customer preferences and engagement can take days or weeks. In this session from the Strata Data Conference in San Jose in May 2018, Adam Ahringer, manager of software data […]

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How to send live video to AWS Elemental MediaStore

In this blog post, I’ll describe how to send live HLS streams to AWS Elemental MediaStore. AWS Elemental MediaStore is an AWS storage service optimized for media. It gives you the performance, consistency, and low latency required to deliver live streaming video content. In this blog post I will show you how to setup a […]

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