Streaming Video for Houses of Worship

Religious organizations can now ensure their ministry is 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.

  • Live or on-demand streaming of sermons
  • Service capture to spread the message globally
  • Live streaming of religious studies
  • Broadcasts of a 24/7 linear TV channel 
  • Machine learning for auto-transcription and translation
Harvest Christian Fellowship uses AWS to live stream to its congregation (55:10)

Solutions guide: Media for religious organizations

With the required technology becoming more mainstream and accessible, houses of worship are now investing in video streaming to include the digital-first, those requiring accessibility features such as the hearing impaired, and those who can’t physically attend services.

AWS provides cost-effective, powerful, and easy-to-use media solutions for religious organizations to spread their ministry globally.

Learn about AWS and partner solutions you can deploy to stream live and on-demand video for religious organizations, and view best practices from several houses of worship case studies.

Providers

The following providers deliver solutions which enable your organization to stream live and on-demand video quickly, reliably, securely, and at scale. 

Use cases

  • Live event streaming
  • Video on-demand
  • Automated captioning & translation
  • Live event streaming
  • Live event streaming

    Whether an event is a sermon, study of religious scriptures, or an annual convention, streaming video content to any device is simple with AWS Elemental Media Services and Amazon CloudFront. Now you can deploy the Live Streaming on AWS solution with just one button and customize it to your needs.

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    Live event streaming on AWS

    Solution brief: Live channel playout

    AWS Elemental Live Channel Playout streamlines the launch of new channels, combining encoding, dynamic content control, and motion graphic overlay into a single solution resulting in reduced cost and complexity and increased monetization opportunities.

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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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    Application brief: Cloud innovation in enterprise video

    Learn how organizations deploy a live video application on top of AWS Elemental, together with on-the-ground cameras and video encoders, to quickly test, prototype, and build customized solutions with very little effort, time, and cost.

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    Read the latest blog postings related to video use and technologies for religious organizations.

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  • Video on-demand
  • Video on-demand

    Creating a video library of your religious service assets is now simplified with the Video On Demand on AWS Solution. Simply click one button to launch the template into your AWS account, upload your videos, and let AWS take care of the rest. You can even customize the workflow to fit your needs.

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    Video on-demand with AWS

    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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    Read the latest blog postings related to video use and technologies for religious organizations.

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  • Automated captioning & translation
  • Automated captioning & translation

    By automating the creation of video captions, faith leaders can ensure their sermons are immediately released with text on screen to enhance the congregants’ experience. Additionally, automated translation of captions enables those speaking other languages to follow the service.

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    Automated captioning and translation on AWS

    Whitepaper: Machine learning fundamentals for streaming video

    Video has evolved to enable viewers to be able to search where lecturers and actors appear in a video, to view and search captioned text, or to listen to an audio track in their native language. Learn about the use cases for enhancing live and on-demand video using machine learning, and how to automate workflows for captioning, translation, and object recognition.

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    Read the latest blog postings related to video use and technologies for religious organizations.

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Case studies

Harvest Christian Fellowship

Harvest Christian Fellowship, an evangelistic ministry in the United States, wanted its messages to reach its congregation, satellite and affiliate churches, and a connected audience at high video quality. The organization was able to stream both live and on-demand sermons and events, garnering more than 200,000 online visitors to its annual outreach event. The effort required minimal technical knowledge and staff overhead.

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