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[Updated 11/27] Media & Entertainment guide to AWS re:Invent 2019

From December 2 to December 6, more than 60,000 attendees will spread out across six venues on the Las Vegas Strip, which promises to make re:Invent 2019 the biggest re:Invent yet.

For M&E attendees looking to get the most out of their experience, follow the steps below:

  • Register for re:Invent
  • Take a look at all of the M&E sessions available (and reserve your seat!), as well as lots of other information including logistics and additional activities, in our curated M&E Attendee Guide.
  • Check back on this post regularly, as we’ll continually update it to reflect the newest information.

M&E Session Spotlights

With over 45 M&E-related sessions across breakouts, workshops, chalk talks, and builder sessions, we have something for media business leaders, technologists, and developers alike.

Breakout Sessions

  • AIM323   Delight your customers with ML-based personalized recommendations
  • ANT328   How Prime Video processes 8 percent of all US internet traffic on AWS
  • CMP203  Studio in the cloud: Content production on AWS
  • MDS201  Latest Media & Entertainment industry news from AWS
  • MDS202-R  Optimizing live video feeds to the cloud and the consumer
  • MDS301  WarnerMedia/HBO’s cloud-based linear playout system
  • MDS303-R  Evolution of personalization/recommendation for video workflows
  • MDS311-R  Migrating live television distribution to the cloud, featuring Fox
  • MDS313-R  Hotstar – Live streaming at record scale


  • AIM304-R  Build a content-recommendation engine with Amazon Personalize
  • ARC313-R  Architecting global storage with AWS Lambda
  • CMP319-R  Deploy graphic desktops for content production on AWS
  • MDS402-R  Media analysis evolved
  • MDS403  Launch a live video channel in minutes
  • MDS404  Automate, accelerate, and appreciate your VOD workflows
  • MDS405-R  UnicornFlix: Building a video-on-demand app with AWS

Chalk Talks 

  • AIM340-R  Next-gen video: Transcription, translation & search, powered by ML
  • MDS305  Breaking news: Deploy global content distribution in minutes
  • MDS306-R  Building resilient live streaming video workflows
  • MDS307-R  Are you well-architected? Best practices for media workloads
  • MDS312-R  Launch media workflows quickly with AWS Media & Entertainment Solutions
  • MDS401-R  Building resilient live streaming video workflows
  • MDS408  Building and refining AI Models with Human-in-the-loop workflows
  • STG349  Optimize video processing using Amazon FSx for Lustre
  • STG355  Archiving media content with Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive
  • STG404  Architecting hybrid cloud media workflows

Builders Sessions 

  • AIM355-R  Automate creation of redacted content with the Media Analysis Solution
  • MDS308-R  Create multi-language video with automated subtitling
  • MDS309-R  Build basic live video workflows
  • MDS310-R  Build basic video-on-demand workflows
  • MDS406-R  Extract value from content archives with Media Insights Engine
  • MDS407-R  Migrate media assets with Media2Cloud

M&E AWS Village Demos

Stop by to see our two demos in the AWS Village and talk with Media & Entertainment experts.

Demo Pod

Stop by to talk to Media & Entertainment-focused Solutions Architects who can answer all your questions and show you what services and solutions AWS has to offer.

Pop-A-Shot Interactive Demo

Compete with other attendees to see how many baskets you can make in 45 seconds while watching Media and Machine Learning services in action. Track your standing throughout re:Invent on the live leaderboard.

AWS Village Theater

Stop in to see twenty-minute demos by AWS M&E experts in the Pilvi Demo Theater (in the AWS Village at the Expo).



Meet with an M&E Expert

If you have a specific topic you’d like to discuss, we will have representatives from each of the categories below available for meetings at re:Invent. Please reach out to your Account Manager to coordinate.

  • M&E business development and marketing leaders.
  • Service team experts in content production, supply chain, and content distribution.
  • Solutions Architects and Professional Services who have helped hundreds of customers implement media workflows.

Spotlight Labs

In spotlight labs, an AWS instructor guides you step-by-step through a lab. Spotlight lab sessions are 90 minutes, and due to limited seating, we recommend that you reserve a seat in advance.

  • Build a channel with AWS Elemental MediaLive and AWS Elemental MediaPackage
    • In this hands-on lab, you build a live channel using AWS Media Services.
    • Monday, 1:00-2:30pm
    • Reserve your seat here
  • Media services: Use AWS AI services to automate captioning & subtitling
    • In this lab, get hands-on experience building a video workflow that uses machine learning (ML) to build multi-language captioning with AWS services.
    • Reserve your seat here