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Warner Bros. Discovery presents the Olympic Games to millions of viewers supported by innovations built using AWS

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Warner Bros. Discovery delivered innovative and expansive coverage of the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games to millions of viewers. Using flexible and scalable compute services from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Warner Bros. Discovery streamed over 1.3 billion minutes of Tokyo 2020 content and 1 billion minutes of Beijing 2022 content. For Tokyo 2020, 175 million viewers across 50 European territories in 19 languages tuned in on broadcast channels and streaming platforms like discovery+.

To support this global broadcast, Warner Bros. Discovery worked closely with AWS, utilizing services like AWS Infrastructure Event Management (AWS IEM) and AWS Elemental Media Event Management (AWS Elemental MEM). The company also pioneered an automatic commentary checking solution using AWS machine learning to ensure audio matched the correct languages and countries. Thanks to AWS’s scalable and reliable solutions, as well as dedicated AWS support teams, Warner Bros. Discovery is well positioned to continue enhancing viewer experiences and innovating coverage for future Olympic Games. Read the full case study to learn more.

Lionel Gattegno

Lionel Gattegno

Lionel Gattegno is a Senior Solutions Architect at AWS focused on large media and sports customers. He is an enthusiast media and sports SME community member, bringing over 15 years of experience in media to his role, from video streaming to TV broadcast.