Pay TV (Cable, Telecom, Satellite)

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.

Cable
Cable companies choose AWS video processing for their networks to drive efficiencies in operational control, innovate with technologies such as 4K UHD, and simplify primary and multiscreen workflows.

Telecom
Through advanced encoding capabilities, AWS Elemental enables telecommunications providers to reduce the bandwidth required per video stream, increasing the number of serviceable customers and optimizing infrastructure.

Satellite
Successful operators are deploying 4K UHD video services using their existing video infrastructure by leveraging AWS expertise in software-based video processing — including statistical multiplexing with multi-codec support — to reduce bandwidth, stay up to date with the latest QVBR developments, and deliver a unified linear TV experience.

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Use cases

  • Live Event Streaming
  • Video On Demand
  • Live Event Streaming
  • Live Event Streaming

    Live streaming still makes up the majority of pay TV today, and supporting the scale, resiliency, and quality demanded by your audience is critical to your business. Learn how to simplify deployments with the Live Streaming on AWS solution. This solution automates the encoding, packaging, and delivery of your live events or channels with a single click, and the flexibility of AWS enables fast customization of the workflow to suit your needs.

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    Whitepaper: Pay TV Lite

    This white paper explores how telecommunications companies can take advantage of existing IPTV infrastructure to create a Pay TV Lite service offering that gives subscribers a compelling channel lineup, and expands the ability to reach new markets in a competitive landscape.

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    Whitepaper: Unified Linear TV Delivery

    Software-based video solutions are driving growth and innovation in the television and video industries. This white paper details how software-defined video solutions that integrate encoding, multiplexing, and system management can enable operators to implement flexible and scalable unified infrastructure that supports both traditional broadcast and multiscreen linear video delivery.

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    Webcast: Live Video Streaming (OTT) Solution

    This webcast shows specific ways OTT providers can use AWS Cloud services to take control of and get the most from video workflows.

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    Whitepaper: Building Over-The-Top Video Infrastructure In the AWS Cloud

    For organizations considering cloud options for over-the-top (OTT) video services, the path to building and deploying is significantly faster than traditional architectures. This white paper outlines steps for building live and video-on-demand (VOD) workflows in the cloud, discusses cloud video deployment examples, and explains the technologies for ingest, storage, processing, and delivery in production today.

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  • Video On Demand
  • Video On Demand

    Creating a VOD library of your assets is now made simpler with the Video On Demand on AWS solution. Simply deploy the template into your AWS account, deliver the source video, and the AWS Step Functions take care of encoding your videos into the required profiles, and then publishes them to the Amazon CloudFront CDN. You can customize the workflow to fit your needs.

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    Webcast: How to Build a VOD Solution

    This webcast provides prescriptive guidance for building video-on-demand workflows on the AWS Cloud, which provisions the services needed for a scalable, distributed architecture that ingests, stores, processes, and delivers video content.

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    E-book: Video Processing and Delivery Moves to the Cloud

    As video quality, accessibility, and utility skyrockets, how video providers create and deliver professional-grade video services changes dramatically. Learn about the benefits of moving video operations to the cloud, the pros and cons of conventional approaches, and tips for adapting to coming changes.

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    Whitepaper: Building Over-The-Top Video Infrastructure In the AWS Cloud

    For organizations considering cloud options for over-the-top (OTT) video services, the path to building and deploying is significantly faster than traditional architectures. This white paper outlines steps for building live and video-on-demand (VOD) workflows in the cloud, discusses cloud video deployment examples, and explains the technologies for ingest, storage, processing, and delivery in production today.

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Case studies and resources

Sky News and AWS Leverage Machine Learning for the Royal Wedding

Sky News collaborated with Amazon Web Services and AWS partners GrayMeta and UI Centric to leverage machine learning-enhanced live video to create a ”Who’s Who Live” function which presented details about guests’ connections to the bride and groom with on-screen captions and graphics.

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NOWO selects AWS to Drive OTT Video Services

Portugal-based telecommunications provider NOWO selects video processing solutions from AWS Elemental to power a unified headend delivering digital cable and over-the-top (OTT) video services.

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Antel, Globosat, izzi, Telemundo Deportes

Leading national broadcast rights holders, pay TV providers, and sports programmers used AWS with AWS Elemental Media Services to power live-streamed experiences as an estimated 3.4 billion people watched the 2018 football tournament.

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