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Sold on SSAI

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 12. Server-side ad insertion is becoming a more valuable way of delivering advertising – and with cloud-based tools, one that’s becoming easier to implement The great benefit of targeted advertising is the ability to offer the viewer something that is going to be attuned to his or her […]

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Washington Post: Arc Lights the Way for Digital

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 14. One of the leading press institutions in the world, The Washington Post, has an impressive legacy of print newspapers. But the digital offerings it’s been developing over the last two decades also continue to break new ground – not only journalistically, but technologically. As The Washington […]

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Monitor Performance with AWS Elemental MediaStore HTTP Access Logs

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. To monitor ingest and egress for MediaStore, pipeline access logs provide detailed records for requests that are made for any object stored in a MediaStore container. This information […]

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Sky: Something New at the Royal Wedding

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 07. Audiences love a love story, especially one that ends in a wedding. A year ago, in May 2018, one young couple’s nuptials became the UK’s biggest media event. The excitement around the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle extended well beyond the UK – almost […]

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Monetizing Encrypted Live Stream with AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Configuring AWS Elemental MediaTailor to enable ad insertion for an encrypted HLS live stream is no different than for a live stream in the clear. Behind the scenes, MediaTailor ensures that the protected content stays encrypted by preserving the appropriate HLS key tags (EXT-X-KEY). Meanwhile, it leaves the ads unencrypted by setting the same HLS […]

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Frankly, Cloud is the Future

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 09. Before being acquired by Frankly, WorldNow had been in the digital solutions business for broadcasters since 1999. The company provided a digital publishing platform, which included CMS and multimedia functions with a front end that delivered to a variety of platforms including iOS, Android, Apple TV, […]

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eBook | Accelerate your media workflows using AWS solutions

Today’s media and entertainment (M&E) audiences want to access content anywhere at any time. They want choice regarding the format and on what device they consume media. And they expect personalization—to see only the content and advertisements that are most relevant to them. This eBook examines the one-click deployment solutions available from Amazon Web Services […]

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Using and Extending the Open Source SPEKE Reference Server

Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) defines the standard for communication between encryptors and packagers or encoders of media content and digital rights management (DRM) key providers. The specification accommodates encryptors running on-premises and in the AWS Cloud. The SPEKE Reference Server is an implementation of the SPEKE API and minimal implementation of back-end […]

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Introduction to Top-Down Monitoring of Live Video Workflows

Introduction to Top-Down Monitoring of Live Video Workflows with Amazon CloudWatch and Media Services Application Mapper Live video workflows are a collection of software and hardware resources that process and deliver live streams to consumers. Traditional live video workflows include encoding appliances, networking hardware, and other forms of on-premises and appliance equipment to package and originate […]

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How to Set Up a Resilient End-to-End Live Workflow Using AWS Elemental Products and Services: Part 3

Part 1: Single-region reference architecture deployment walkthrough: The Fundamentals Part 2: Single-region reference architecture deployment walkthrough: Advanced Workflows Part 3: Multi-regions reference architecture deployment walkthrough: Advanced Workflows (This Post) Multi-regions reference architecture deployment walkthrough: Advanced Workflows In part two of this blog series, we covered advanced practices for single-region deployments with AWS Elemental Live, AWS Elemental […]

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