AWS Media Blog

Economia migrates to AWS for accelerated development

Economia is one of the largest media houses in the Czech Republic. Although news is its main focus, the company also maintains a large online portal that receives more than five million visitors each month. As a traditional media house, the company had a sizable on-premises infrastructure for operations, which slowed hardware provisioning and made […]

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Transforming live fitness with Amazon Interactive Video Service

Authored by Jan Peiniger, creator of fitlive. 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. Pandemic era lockdowns caused entire industries to seek alternative approaches to in-person interactions, a shift that affected businesses worldwide, including fitness. Many […]

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TBS develops live broadcast-ready remote appearance tool on Amazon Chime SDK in three months

Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS) offers a wide range of services including TV broadcasting, video distribution, film production, and cultural projects. When the pandemic effectively halted in-person studio appearances and guests had to be remotely incorporated into live programs, the company sought an alternative to pre-existing video conferencing solutions, which couldn’t meet its high-quality broadcasting […]

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“What was that?” Increasing subtitle accuracy for live broadcasts using Amazon Transcribe

Including accurate subtitles for your live content is crucial for an improved viewer experience and to meet accessibility requirements. While most transcriptions for live broadcast are still generated by human stenographers, these processes scale poorly and can be expensive. Amazon Transcribe, which automatically converts speech to text, is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that […]

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Back to basics: Mechanisms used behind the scenes in video compression

Video encoding In this blog, we’re going to explain the fundamentals of the video encoding process (compression) in simple terms. The main purpose of compression/encoding is reducing the volume of data that are needed to capture, store, and transmit video. This leads to reductions in storage hardware, data transmission time, and required delivery bandwidth. While […]

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Protecting streaming services using GeoComply

This post is co-authored by Kevin Yao, Principal Partner SA, OTT, Direct to Consumer at AWS and James Clark, General Manager, Media & Entertainment at GeoComply. The content of this post was updated on May 5, 2022. GeoGuard from GeoComply is a VPN and proxy detection solution with 99.6% accuracy. It is pre-integrated with leading […]

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Breakthrough products honored at 2022 NAB Show

Last week, NAB Show and Future’s leading media technology brands put forward awards to recognize the most significant and promising new products and technologies exhibited at the 2022 NAB Show. Amazon Web Services (AWS) received award wins for AWS Elemental MediaTailor Channel Assembly from both NAB Show and Broadcasting+Cable. NAB Show named Channel Assembly a Product of the […]

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On Air saves time on media workflows using Nomad Solution on AWS

Facing growing demand for a live concert experience On Air, a pay-per-view on-demand streaming service, launched its first streaming solution for live concerts and performances in 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the demand for live streaming content increased more quickly than On Air could have anticipated. The company realized that it needed a more […]

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AWS for M&E Video Tutorials: Trickplay with AWS Media Services

AWS for Media & Entertainment Video Tutorials are a series of short videos that cover best practices and actionable tips to build media workflows on AWS. In these on-demand videos, AWS media and entertainment experts answer common questions from customers and offer valuable insight about how to architect, deploy, and optimize your media workflows. In […]

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Case Study: Magnetic Asia keeps entertainment alive with live streaming services on AWS

Magnetic Asia is a Hong Kong-based events management and production company offering end-to-end services. When the pandemic struck in 2020, Magnetic Asia expanded its business to build live streaming events platform Total Streaming and complementary virtual ticketing solution Total Ticketing. Initially, Magnetic Asia’s engineers spun up instances from scratch using virtual machines on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon […]

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