AWS Media Blog

Tag: Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR)

2020 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards Recognize AWS as Video Streaming Skyrockets

Amidst the chaos of 2020, millions more people sought their news, information, sports, and entertainment via online video. This was evidenced by on-demand subscriptions up a record-setting 39% to 770 million viewers around the world. Overall video streaming increased in all regions, with Conviva reporting that time spent streaming in the fourth quarter of 2020 […]

Read More

Optimizing cost for your MediaLive workflows

The AWS Media Services enable robust and resilient media workflows to over the top (OTT) devices for providers of all types and sizes. However, for some use cases, customers may be able to realize savings in a number of areas while still delivering a sufficiently reliable workflow. This post asks a series of questions to […]

Read More

Encode video in a smarter way using Automated ABR

Introduction The most common over the top (OTT) distribution formats in use today are based on delivery of video using ABR (Adaptive Bitrate) technologies. An ABR package contains multiple renditions of the content encoded in a range of bitrates and resolutions. Formats like HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) define […]

Read More
A shot from the live stream of Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, delivering the 2019 re:Invent keynote address in Las Vegas.

How AWS live streams re:Invent

AWS re:Invent is the largest event of the year for Amazon Web Services and the keynote addresses are the centerpieces of the week-long event. Live streams from re:Invent command a large viewership from around the world and are the highlight of the year for the AWS Event Technology Team. In this blog post, we describe […]

Read More

Getting started with ultra-low latency using AWS Elemental Live — Part 1

AWS Elemental Live (version 2.19.0) now supports chunk delivery to AWS Elemental MediaStore, enabling a stable stream with 3-4 seconds end-to-end latency using standard HLS/DASH packaged content and delivered through traditional CDN’s. This allows customers to deliver low-latency video from on-premises to the cloud with great image quality and DRM integration, and take advantage of the […]

Read More

Ohio state government working with AWS Media Services to keep citizens informed and connected

With millions of people across the U.S. staying at home, U.S. state governments are looking for ways to quickly set up live streaming platforms that get vital news, information, and updates to the communities they serve. One of the challenges they face is overcoming older video infrastructures that cannot keep pace with increasingly large audiences […]

Read More

Top 10 things to consider when migrating your VOD library to AWS

There are lots of things to consider when moving your VOD (Video On-Demand) content library to a new provider like Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this post, we cover the top things to keep in mind when migrating media files to AWS. 1. Should I migrate my currently encoded files or should I re-encode my […]

Read More

Streaming Media readers choose AWS

This year, the Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards engaged more than 2,700 voters who cast nearly 28,000 votes in 28 categories covering a variety of technologies, from analytics to webcasting and everything in between. Among the winners announced on November 20 at Streaming Media West in Los Angeles were five AWS products and services that […]

Read More

SonyLIV delivers live and on-demand content across India with AWS

Video-on-demand (VOD) service SonyLIV delivers a plethora of content to more than 100 million consumers in India across a range of devices via its OTT app. The advertisement- and subscription-based platform is home to a massive content library featuring more than 30,000 hours of live and on-demand video in multiple languages including English, Hindi, Marathi, […]

Read More