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Tag: AWS Direct Connect

Case Study: Discovery cuts playout cost by 61% and accelerates growth and innovation on AWS

Discovery, a global media company that delivers more than 8,000 hours of original programming in nearly 50 languages to 220 countries and territories each year, needed to innovate its playout system infrastructure. The cost and time required to upkeep the company’s on-premises software made it difficult to grow and innovate. Discovery reduced its on-premises server […]

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AWS Elemental Live introduces JPEG XS for low-latency, visually lossless contribution to the cloud

An introduction to JPEG XS As video consumption increases and content providers move toward higher quality content, bandwidth capacity becomes ever more important. Broadcasters transitioning from traditional serial digital interface (SDI) infrastructure to internet protocol (IP) technology for uncompressed video transport within the broadcast facility follow Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standards […]

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Introducing AWS Elemental MediaConnect inputs for AWS Elemental Live appliances

AWS Elemental Live 2.21.2 GA introduces a new input type for use with AWS Elemental MediaConnect that makes it easier to securely and reliably ingest content. In this article, I review use cases where MediaConnect inputs are helpful, and show how to configure both MediaConnect and Elemental Live to utilize this capability. This new input type […]

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Designing resilient ground and cloud networks for SMPTE-2022-7 video workflows

The purpose of this post is to create a blueprint for a fault-tolerant network between ground networks and your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) for 24/7 broadcast environments. This design guide is vendor-neutral for on-premises networking. Components: On-premises networking Amazon VPC AWS Direct Connect Overview From the time the first pair of 2022-7 packets […]

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How Winnie-the-Pooh sparked Method Melbourne’s journey to cloud rendering

Authored by Jon Stanley, Head of Systems of Method Melbourne. The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post.    If you’ve seen a blockbuster film in the last five years, you’ve likely witnessed the visual effects and […]

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How to: Delivering high-profile live video streams using AWS Media Services

Introduction In a previous Media Blog series, we provided several examples of sophisticated workflows using AWS Media Services. In this post, I demonstrate a workflow that delivers a basic HLS livestream with resiliency for high-visibility events. Workflow overview This workflow uses multiple levels of redundancy to eliminate several single points of failure that might take […]

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Nippon Television Network Corporation implements cloud playout using AWS

A playout system is used to stream video for broadcasting and over-the-top (OTT) video. It performs tasks such as: switching between a live feed and a pre-recorded asset; controlling and editing the progress of a TV program; and switching video sources if there is an emergency. Frame-level accuracy is vital because switching between a live […]

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Create pop-up channels using the Qvest Media Event Channel Playout solution on AWS

Authored by Thomas Pister, Lead Solutions Architect Cloud at Qvest Media. The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post.   In the age of social media distribution, we see more and more demand for broadcast channels for […]

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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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AWS Insights highlights APN partner launch announcements

Today, thousands of media professionals are tuning into the AWS Insights Online Conference, a virtual event featuring strategies and solutions for M&E workloads across multiple keynotes and three session tracks. As a part of this in-depth learning event, the AWS Partner Network (APN) team covers 27 recent launches and API/SDK integrations made by APN media partners across […]

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