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Learning Paths: Learn to create professional quality media experiences using AWS Elemental services.

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AWS Media for Industries


Whether you’re a national broadcaster, independent station or an owned-and-operated affiliate, your business is based on superior service to your audience. AWS provides components for turnkey, virtualized or cloud-based deployments, resulting in unmatched flexibility and reduced cost and time-to-market. Engage and grow viewership while expanding delivery of broadcast content to new platforms.

Pay TV

AWS gives cable, satellite and telecom service providers the opportunity to reach subscribers in new and innovative ways, reduce costly infrastructure, and streamline workflow management. Look to AWS to drive efficiencies in your operational control, reduce bandwidth to reach more serviceable customers, or innovate with technologies such as 4K UHD for primary and multiscreen workflows.


AWS empowers US federal, state and local government, and non-profit organizations by delivering industry-leading video solutions in support of operations. Video processing solutions from AWS Elemental enable government customers to overcome challenges, including bandwidth constraints, legacy infrastructure issues, support for multiple formats, and the ability to quickly and efficiently distribute video content at mission-critical levels of security.


Video plays an important role in education, both for traditional K-12 and higher educational institutions and more crucially for distance learning such as online education where live and on-demand videos provide a connection to educators as well as to other students.

Corporate Streaming

AWS gives organizations of any size the ability to implement flexible and scalable video processing for highly distributed and personalized access to video. Whether you need live or on-demand content, extend your reach to stakeholders and broaden your impact with video solutions which enable a broad range of corporate streaming video applications.

Houses of Worship

Religious organizations can now ensure their ministries are more accessible to congregants through live and on-demand video streaming. With the ever-growing number of individuals connected online and able to access high-quality video content remotely, places of worship can help share their mission and message whenever, wherever, and however audiences view streaming content. AWS provides cost-effective, powerful, and easy-to-use media solutions for religious organizations to spread their ministry globally.


Streaming video has become a key competitive advantage for fitness companies looking to differentiate and monetize valuable content. Traditional fitness gyms can leverage streaming video to extend the reach of their in-class offerings to a broader, more geographically-diverse member base. AWS provides solutions to quickly deploy live or on-demand streaming video of instructor-led classes, resulting in unmatched flexibility, reduced cost and time-to-market, and the scalability to accommodate a growing member base.


AWS media solutions help nonprofit and non-governmental organizations inspire donors and volunteers, build trust in their brands, educate their supporters, and meet fundraising needs.


OTT Video on AWS

Enhance security, simplicity and integration by building OTT workflows on AWS in the cloud – focus valuable resources on video innovation instead of infrastructure.

Live Sports Workflows on AWS

Use the cloud to deliver the live sports experience that keeps your audiences coming back for more.

Machine Learning & Analytics for Media

Make smarter content investments, better monetize your content library, and delight users with personalized experiences.

Monetize your Video Workflows

Optimize streaming video revenue opportunities while reducing your bottom line.

Migrate Media Workflows to AWS

Retire your technical debt and increase focus on innovating for your customers.

Media Technologies

Ad Insertion

Server-side ad insertion (SSAI) enables pay TV operators, broadcasters and publishers to dynamically insert personalized ads as video content is delivered to consumers, allowing video experiences to be monetized more effectively in real time.

Broadcast-Grade Video Latency for Live Streaming

Choose the right segment size for video packaging and learn the best practices to achieve low latency video in live streaming applications, such as TV sports, games, and news, and OTT e-sports and interactive shows.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

HDR standards in development cover more than higher peak brightness and lower black levels. HDR also includes expanded color space, greater bit depth and static or dynamic metadata. As displays evolve, HDR challenges video providers to render images without running up against unworkable limitations.

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)

The compression efficiencies HEVC offer allow media companies to create higher quality video streams with lower bitrates than previous generation codecs. Results: Lower content delivery costs and improved viewer experiences.

Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) Control

QVBR is video quality consistency made easy and efficient. Set a fixed video quality level and a max bitrate. The encoder does the rest.

Machine Learning for Media Applications

For media and entertainment video providers, machine learning increases the value of video content and creates outstanding audience experiences.

Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange API

SPEKE is a royalty-free open source API specification that defines the standard for encrypted communication between video encoders, transcoders, origin servers, and digital rights management (DRM) system key servers for live and on-demand streaming video.

Live Video Streaming Resilience

Live video content must be supported by a resilient video streaming workflow that scales as requirements change. Audiences expect a resilient live video infrastructure that delivers a consistent stream, regardless of demand, degradation, or errors.

Accelerated Video Transcoding

Compressing video for delivery on-demand is processor-intensive, time-consuming, and can delay time-to-revenue for premium content. AWS designed Accelerated Transcoding to enable broadcasters, OTT distributors, and premium content providers to complete their video transcoding projects up to 25 times faster and bring content to market more quickly.

Video Quality Technologies

Video quality matters as much as content availability to viewers, so providers need to offer the highest VQ at the bitrates available to their customers. Explore high-performance and cost-efficient technologies for delivering a high-quality viewing experience.

Cloud-Based TV Broadcasting

TV broadcasters are exploring cloud-based architectures to solve existing problems and enable new opportunities. Learn what TV broadcasters find promising, and explore the benefits of increased agility and adaptability, improved cost management, new innovation possibilities, and more. 

Content Security for Media Workflows

What’s the recipe for media workflow security in the cloud? No video provider wants to be a target for malicious attacks, but the higher the demand for content, the greater the risks, and the more critical the right ingredients are. Learn what studios, live sports, events, and subscription content providers need to know.

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