AWS Media Blog

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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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Edge caching on AWS Wavelength

Edge caching and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are a critical part of both over-the-top (OTT) and over-the-air (OTA) distribution. They make geographical delivery possible by staging data closer to the user device, while reducing strain on origin servers and long-haul networks. This gives thousands of users efficient access to content with reduced response time in […]

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Simplifying live streaming contribution with Amazon IVS

Live video isn’t just for media companies anymore. For example, ecommerce companies can offer customized applications to product sellers, which allows them to product features to their viewers. eLearning platforms can facilitate the collaboration between the participants and presenters, creating engaging virtual events. Contributing live video to services like AWS Elemental MediaLive and Amazon Interactive […]

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Doors opens virtual venue for artists to connect with audiences on Amazon IVS

Music streaming service delivers high quality, low latency video at scale   Sweden-based company Doors is reimagining the virtual concert experience with a new streaming service that delivers high quality, low latency video, connecting artists and audiences in a new, intimate way. Built on top of AWS, the Doors service features Amazon Interactive Video Service […]

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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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Part 2 – Streaming video to AWS Elemental MediaConnect using Zixi SDK

Introduction Video-on-demand (VOD) assets can be streamed to end-user mobile devices by using a local encoder, AWS Elemental MediaConnect (EMX) service, and Zixi Player. In Part 1 of this blog 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 […]

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Part 1 – Streaming video to AWS Elemental MediaConnect using Zixi SDK

Introduction This is the first in a 3-part blog series that explores ways to bring on-premises video contribution to the AWS Cloud using AWS Elemental MediaConnect with the Zixi protocol for secure, reliable, and scalable streaming. Using Zixi SDK for AWS Elemental MediaConnect (we refer to this as Zixi-MediaConnect), we can broadcast by encapsulating a […]

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AWS Elemental MediaConnect adds SRT to its list of high-availability protocols

AWS Elemental MediaConnect provides reliable, secure live video transport using protocols like Zixi, Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST), and Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) with forward error correction (FEC). Now MediaConnect has added another protocol to the list with support for SRT. SRT, which stands for Secure Reliable Transport, is a highly reliable, low-latency video streaming transport protocol. […]

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Blackboard streamlines virtual instruction with new LTI tool built on Amazon IVS

2020 has turned out to be a landmark year for education, as K-12 and higher education administrators, staff, students, and caregivers quickly pivoted to distance learning amidst a global pandemic. Behind the scenes, technology developers like Blackboard and AWS have been working to make the transition smoother, creating solutions aimed at helping educators deliver more […]

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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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