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FOX on AWS

Millions of viewers engage with content from FOX through its broadcast and OTT platforms. FOX leverages AWS to pioneer the future of world-class live and on-demand content delivery.

Paul Cheesbrough of FOX on Using AWS to Modernize and Innovate

FOX Corporation CTO and president of digital Paul Cheesbrough discusses the opportunity FOX had to re-imagine itself after selling 21st Century Fox to Disney in 2019. FOX produces and distributes content through some of the world’s leading brands, including FOX News, FOX Sports, and FOX Television Stations. The company is using AWS to create new ways to produce and deliver live events.

Paul Cheesbrough of FOX on Using AWS to Modernize and Innovate

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Working with AWS, we’ve reinvented how we produce and distribute content to our consumers across all platforms and devices using the cloud. We’ve transformed our existing operation, but more importantly we’ve laid the tracks for the future in a way that will help us innovate and adapt for many years to come."

Paul Cheesbrough
Chief Technology Officer and President of Digital, Fox Corporation


FOX Pioneers Content Workflows on AWS

2021

FOX Pioneers Content Workflows on AWS

Joel Williams, Vice President of Architecture & Engineering at FOX Corporation, explains how FOX uses AWS services to transform its media workflows.

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re:Invent 2020: Uncompressed Live Sports in the Cloud

2021

AWS re:Invent 2020: FOX: Uncompressed Live Sports in the Cloud

FOX dives into how it uses AWS Media Services to create adaptable, elastic, and efficient workflows. FOX shares the lessons learned as a pioneer in the television technology industry and gives insight into what FOX is working on next.

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FOX Moves to Remote Work Swiftly and Securely on Amazon WorkSpaces

2021

In response to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, FOX was able to quickly adapt by moving thousands of employees to remote desktop workflows powered by Amazon WorkSpaces. Flexible and scalable, Amazon WorkSpaces proved to be the ideal tool for FOX to continue its live broadcasts, and it provided stronger security than traditional virtual private network services. On AWS, FOX ran over 5,000 remote desktops across its financial, news, and graphics teams. With this infrastructure in place, the company can continue to improve its flexibility, keep all its users’ software up to date, and stay nimble in a time when remote work is becoming more common.

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FOX Corporation Delivers Content to Millions by Building FOX MediaCloud on AWS

2020

When an acquisition in early 2019 required the separation of assets, FOX Corporation turned to AWS to help replicate its preexisting MediaCloud platform. To help its lean technical team handle high volumes of data and file-transcoding and file-sharing needs, the American media distributor sought to build a more versatile solution than itslegacy on-premises system could deliver. FOX Corporation used Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, and other AWS services to make the ingestion, transcoding, and delivery of content as seamless as possible. On AWS, FOX Corporation was also able to create a centralized repository of searchable assets.

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AWS and FOX Team Up to Reinvent Media Content Delivery

2019

FOX and AWS will build a transformative 8K Capable Media Platform on AWS to create, produce, and deliver live and on-demand content across traditional and digital platforms to enhance consumers’ experiences. FOX selected AWS as its official cloud and machine learning provider.

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Our extended partnership with AWS will strategically underpin our video and data workflows with a world class, adaptable, reliable, and scalable set of platforms that will extend and evolve to power our business well into the future."

Paul Cheesbrough
Chief Technology Officer and President of Digital, Fox Corporation


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FOX Uses AWS to Score with Digital Audiences for Super Bowl LIV

2020

With a tireless commitment to superior fan experiences, FOX and AWS combined years of experience, best practices, and technology expertise to deliver a secure, reliable, and high-quality live stream on Game Day through FOXSports.com, the FOX Sports app, FOX.com, and FOX NOW.

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Migrating Live Television Distribution to the Cloud, Featuring FOX

Alastair Hamilton, SVP Distributed Architecture, Media, and Broadcast, Fox Corporation, speaks to how FOX started its live television distribution migration to the AWS Cloud.

AWS re:Invent 2019: Live broadcasting on AWS, featuring FOX
TV NEWS CHECK

2020
For FOX-Owned Stations, Pandemic Responses Look To Be A Precursor Of Future Workflows
Richard Friedel, Fox Television Stations’ engineering chief, says the COVID-19 pandemic will likely accelerate the industry’s transition to IP and the cloud, slow down the NextGen TV rollout this year, and permanently shift many station operations remotely. “We are going to have different workflows,” he says. “Some will probably continue forever.”
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AWS RE:INVENT

2019
Paul Cheesbrough, CTO and President of Digital, Fox Corporation, Reveals Cloud Transformation at re:Invent 2019
Announced at re:Invent 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Fox Corporation's strategic collaboration will enable Fox to build a new cloud-based media production and delivery platform. In this video, Paul Cheesbrough, CTO and president of digital, Fox Corporation, discusses how the company will leverage the latest in cloud capabilities to deliver the best media viewing experience for its customers.
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