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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 […]

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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 […]

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Jordan Develops e-Learning Platform for 2 Million Students with AWS

Earlier this year, as schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Jordan wanted to quickly help students across the country reconnect with their teachers and classmates and resume their education. Through a multi-faceted collaboration led by Mawdoo3.com, the largest Arabic-language platform in the world, the Darsak.gov.jo e-learning platform was built in just […]

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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 […]

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Glo Brings High-Quality Yoga Instruction to the Masses with AWS

Glo challenges people to pause amidst life’s daily distractions to find a quiet place for personal progress. The subscription-based yoga studio hosts community classes free-of-charge at its Santa Monica-based facility, but what makes Glo unique is its extensive library of on-demand yoga, meditation, and Pilates courses taught by renowned instructors from around the world. The […]

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AWS Elemental Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate Viewer

Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) encoding is a rate control mode that launched in AWS Elemental MediaConvert and AWS Elemental MediaLive in 2018. QVBR is an enhanced version of variable bitrate (VBR) rate control that minimizes wasted bits and adjusts bitrate to maintain consistent video quality. QVBR is also available in the appliance and software products […]

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Amazon Web Services Live Streaming, Real-time Captions, Augmented Reality Shine this Oscars Season

More than 29 million viewers tuned into the Academy Awards® telecast in February, and while the ceremony itself is a major draw, ancillary programming featuring live interviews and commentary throughout the event has become increasingly popular in recent years. Capitalizing on this trend, IMDb brought back its live Oscars®-themed viewing party this year, tapping Broadcast […]

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How-to: Use QVBR for Streaming Live Events Like the 2018 AWS re:Invent Keynotes

Introduction 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 2018, AWS Elemental introduced […]

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