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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 in new ways. From video encoding and transcoding to content personalization, monetization, and delivery, read on to learn more about the services chosen by media industry professionals as top tier for 2020.

Readers’ Choice – Cloud Encoding/Transcoding Service: AWS Elemental MediaLive

AWS Elemental MediaLive is a broadcast-grade live video processing service that lets you create high-quality video streams for delivery to broadcast televisions and internet-connected multiscreen devices. With MediaLive, you can easily set up streams for both live events and 24×7 channels with advanced broadcasting features, high availability, and pay-as-you-go pricing. Watch this webcast to dive deeper into live video streaming with MediaLive.

Readers’ Choice – Per-Title Encoding Solution: AWS Elemental MediaConvert

AWS Elemental MediaConvert is a file-based video transcoding service with broadcast-grade features that allows you to easily create video-on-demand (VOD) content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery at scale. The service combines advanced video and audio capabilities with a simple web services interface and pay-as-you-go pricing. Read our white paper to learn how to save up to 50% of VOD storage and delivery costs.

Readers’ Choice – Content Delivery Network: Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment. CloudFront is integrated with AWS – both physical locations that are directly connected to the AWS global infrastructure, as well as other AWS services. To learn more, watch the webcast Live on CloudFront: The World’s Biggest Sporting Events, part of the AWS Insights Online Conference.

Readers’ Choice – Server-Side Ad Insertion Solution: AWS Elemental MediaTailor

AWS Elemental MediaTailor lets video providers insert targeted advertising into their video streams without sacrificing quality-of-service. With MediaTailor, viewers receive a broadcast-grade viewing experience with advertising personalized to them, and video providers can monetize live events with no up-front costs. MediaTailor also improves ad delivery rates and works with a wide range of content delivery networks, ad decision servers, and client devices. Learn more about monetizing media on AWS in this webcast.