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How to implement reliable dynamic ad insertion using AWS Media Services

During these peculiar times and with the accompanying difficulties of organizing live events, streaming of live proceedings, such as music concerts, sporting events, and linear television, has exploded since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. An increased amount of content is available exclusively through over-the-top (OTT) live streaming on mobile phones and desktop browsers or […]

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Introducing the Streaming Media Lens whitepaper for the AWS Well-Architected Framework

Today we are delighted to introduce the Streaming Media Lens, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected whitepaper. AWS Well-Architected provides a consistent approach for customers to evaluate architectures and implement scalable designs, and this whitepaper provides prescriptive guidance for customers to assess workloads and identify best practices to deploy video streaming workloads. Using the AWS […]

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The 2021 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award Winners

The results of this year’s Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards brought good news for services and solutions for media and entertainment from AWS. With 200 nominees in 22 categories and 14,600 votes cast, the results are in: Winner, Cloud Encoding/Transcoding Services: AWS Elemental MediaLive Winner, Content Delivery Network: Amazon CloudFront Winner, DRM/Content Protection: AWS Elemental […]

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Localized news and sports using Amazon Location Service

As mobile experiences evolve, Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to innovate by launching services that facilitate near-real-time, personalized, and interactive features for customers. Now broadcasters and publishers have a new solution to engage viewers and fans through compelling location-aware experiences that enrich mobile content. With the launch of Amazon Location Service, location functionality can be […]

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Improve streaming content security with SPEKE v2.0 and AWS Elemental MediaPackage

A quick history of CPIX and SPEKE Until the publishing of the DASH-IF’s Content Protection Information Exchange Format (CPIX) specification in 2015, there was no standard payload format that encoders and packagers could leverage when requesting encryption keys from key servers. CPIX filled this gap by providing a high-level framework, based on XML, describing the […]

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Managing content delivery across multiple AWS Elemental MediaPackage origins

Traditional video on demand (VOD) workflows are often complex, with requirements to manage multiple content versions, packaging configurations and digital rights management (DRM) needs. These requirements often lead to complex transcoding pipelines, duplication of assets, and inflexible distribution configurations. Companies are starting to look to modernize their VOD workflows to increase agility, cost savings, and flexibility. […]

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Quick and easy Media Services Dashboards

New users to the AWS Media Services often find the wide assortment of metrics available to be confusing. Users often ask which metrics are most meaningful, how they can make the metrics easily viewed in a chart, and how to view metrics from multiple services on a single Dashboard. Additionally, customers new to AWS may […]

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A deep dive into Output Locking in AWS Elemental Live

Introduction In order to deliver broadcast-grade resilience, it’s essential to have redundant contribution encoders so live event viewing won’t be affected even if one of the encoders fails. However, when you run multiple encoders for redundancy, the outputs from those encoders must be synchronized with frame-level accuracy. Otherwise, viewers experience discontinuity when the encoder is switched […]

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TicketCo doubles down on AWS to modernize live event production and delivery

The global home/mobile entertainment market surpassed $68 billion USD in revenue in 2020, as consumers worldwide turned to digital platforms to enjoy entertainment from the safety of their homes amidst global lockdowns. Conversely, in the same year, the live events industry found itself at a crossroad, as sporting events and theatre productions largely came to […]

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Insys Video Technologies builds a flexible VOD solution on AWS for TR Warszawa

Authored by Seweryn Biegański, Presales Engineer. 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.   When restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic put in-person theatrical performances on hold, Polish performing arts theater TR Warszawa was determined to […]

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