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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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Getting started with AWS Elemental Live and Dolby Vision

In the relatively new, ever-changing arena of High Dynamic Range (HDR) technologies, there are quite a few options to consider when it comes to creating video content with rich, beautiful, pronounced pictures with both brighter and darker colors. These include HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision. This post focuses on the key benefits of Dolby […]

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Live media workflows on AWS: To compress, or to not compress?

Introduction In a cloud migration journey, there are many decisions that need to be made. One of the primary decisions for live media workflows is how to bring content from on-premises to the cloud. For example, how to take an event that is being shot at a sporting arena to the cloud for processing, and […]

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Part 1: Background and key benefits of SMPTE ST 2022-6 on AWS Elemental Live

This two-part blog is a look at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) ST 2022-6 standard. This first post explores some of the reasons customers are transitioning from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) infrastructure to IP. It also looks at the trade-offs to consider when making the switch, and best practices using AWS […]

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AWS Elemental Live SRT outputs configuration and workflows

Introduction AWS Elemental Live version 2.21 introduced support for ingesting transport stream (TS) inputs using SRT. Now, version 2.22 supports delivering TS outputs using SRT. The SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol is an open-source transport technology optimized for live audio/video streaming. SRT enables secure and reliable transport of content across unpredictable, noisy networks, such as […]

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Reducing the complexity of linear channel management with Veset Stratus

Authored by Igor Krol, CEO at Veset. 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.     Over the past couple of decades, the way that video content is consumed has changed dramatically. The rise of OTT […]

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Registration reminder: AWS for Media & Entertainment Virtual Symposium

  With rapid changes and transformation occurring across the media and entertainment industry, companies are reinventing how they create content, optimize media supply chains, and compete for audience attention across platforms. Join AWS experts and customers for a virtual event exploring the latest services, solutions, and innovations for media and entertainment across content production; media supply […]

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AWS for Media & Entertainment – Helping customers reinvent the industry with purpose-built services, solutions, and partners

Media and entertainment customers face industry-wide transformation, with companies reinventing how they create content, optimize media supply chains, and compete for audience attention across streaming, broadcast, and direct-to-consumer platforms. Industry leaders such as Netflix, FORMULA 1, Discovery, and Disney use the cloud to pioneer new ways to entertain—launching new streaming services, expanding their content catalogs, […]

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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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Part 3 – Streaming video to AWS Elemental MediaConnect using Zixi SDK

Introduction In part 1 of this 3-part series, we demonstrated how to install and configure Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio and Zixi SDK for AWS Elemental MediaConnect (Zixi-MediaConnect) Feeder on a local system, create an MediaConnect flow, and stream a local VOD asset to end-user mobile devices. In part 2, we demonstrated how to configure […]

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