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V-Nova Collaborates with Amazon Web Services for On-Demand Low-cost High-quality Contribution over Commercial Internet Posted: 21/04/2020
V-Nova Collaborates with Amazon Web Services for On-Demand Low-cost High-quality Contribution over Commercial Internet

Video compression experts V-Nova have collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer a contribution solution based on SMPTE VC-6 that provides an important new option for broadcasters and producers worldwide, helping to drive up quality whilst avoiding the need for costly leased connections.

The volume of premium live sport and event contribution has been growing steadily in recent years and has been primarily reliant upon dedicated dark fibre backbones. However, the bandwidth requirements of low-latency contribution encoders have meant the cost of these dedicated connections has been prohibitive for many. Lower-quality, higher-latency encoders often have to be used to mitigate against this.

The combination of V-Nova’s P.Link contribution solution based on SMPTE VC-6 compression with AWS Elemental MediaConnect and AWS Direct Connect addresses these challenges directly. P.Link offers Intra-frame low latencies and equivalent quality at up to 70% lower bitrates than JPEG 2000 solutions. Transporting these feeds with AWS enables mission-critical one-to-one or one-to-many links that are easy to set up and are available in a cost-effective on-demand basis. SMPTE VC-6 encoding also notably reduces processing power requirements providing higher-density and lower operating costs. Extensive testing conducted so far has demonstrated excellent low-latency performance for feeds including 4Kp60 transport at less than 200ms between London and Sydney.

Tags: V-Nova | Amazon Web Services | AWS | AWS Elemental MediaConnect | AWS Direct Connect | SMPTE VC-6 | Compression | Low Latency | OTT | VOD | Encoders
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NativeWaves Uses the AWS Cloud Portfolio To Deliver A Multiview Experience To Austrian MotGP Viewers Posted: 16/12/2019
NativeWaves Uses the AWS Cloud Portfolio To Deliver A Multiview Experience To Austrian MotGP Viewers

Fans watching live broadcasts of MotoGP races in Austria have been given an exclusive opportunity to personalise their viewing experience thanks to pioneering broadcast technology developed by Austrian solutions provider NativeWaves GmBH.

NativeWaves collaborated with Red Bull Media House to debut this exciting innovation at the Austrian MotoGP in Spielberg. Fans watching broadcast coverage on Austria’s ServusTV have been able to download a free MotoGP 2nd Screen App and use this to select their preferred perspective from various camera views on their mobile devices. This allows viewers to watch all the action perfectly synchronised across multiple screens. This innovation was available for all races following the Austrian MotoGP.

NativeWaves utilized the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud service portfolio to bring this groundbreaking experience to viewers. AWS CloudFront was used to distribute the content and achieve scale, while various other AWS services contributed towards easy development and management of this operation. Starting from managed database services to serverless solutions, AWS provided dependable cloud services to ensure the success of this project.

Marcel Hasenrader, CEO, NativeWaves, says: “NativeWaves technology answers a problem that the industry has faced for many years and we are delighted our solution allows broadcasters to engage viewers by offering additional content seamlessly across multiple devices.”

 

 

 

Tags: NativeWaves | MotoGP | ServusTV | AWS | Amazon Web Services | Second Screen
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Network 10 Selects AWS Media Services For Richer Content Posted: 19/11/2019
Network 10 Selects AWS Media Services For Richer Content

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced that Network 10, one of Australia’s largest television networks, has selected AWS Media Services to support its video transport structure for remote production in South Africa for its upcoming season of the reality TV series I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, and to enhance the streaming delivery for live-streamed sports and Network 10 shows, including The BachelorAustralian Survivor, and MasterChef Australia.

Network 10 is one of the first companies in Australia to use AWS Elemental MediaConnect, a cloud video transfer service, which provides secure and reliable delivery of live video content. The technology enabled Network 10 to transport video from Kruger National Park in South Africa to its Sydney-based production studio for I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here during the 2019 season, and will be used again in the upcoming seventh season.

Using a combination of AWS Elemental MediaConnect and AWS Advanced APN Technology Partner, Aspera’s High Speed Transfer Service, Network 10 reduced its production turn around window from overnight to less than two hours, and in some cases, only a few minutes.

Tags: AWS | Amazon Web Services | Network 10 | Amazon Elemental | AWS Media Services
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A+E Networks EMEA engages Arqiva to deliver on-demand Content to Amazon Prime Posted: 15/11/2019
A+E Networks and reg; EMEA engages Arqiva to deliver on-demand Content to Amazon Prime

Arqiva, the international satellite and media services provider, has been selected by the international television company A+E Networks EMEA to provide on-demand content for the channel’s Amazon Prime on demand service in Germany and UK.

A+E Networks® EMEA, has been an Arqiva customer for over a decade, with the existing partnership spanning playout and connectivity across Africa and the Middle East, UK DTH satellite capacity and on-premise VoD processing services across EMEA (including the UK). As part of the new contract, Arqiva will manage the content processing, packaging and delivery of A+E Networks EMEA existing archive content in both UK and Germany, from where it is currently stored on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Simple Storage Service Glacier, to Amazon Prime.

One of A+E Networks EMEA’s key requirements was for the solution to be able to process all VoD requests as close to the cloud-based archive as possible in order to minimise content movement and therefore avoid costly cloud egress into on-premise data centres. Based on its latest hybrid on-premise/cloud offering, the solution implemented by Arqiva is the first to feature a completely cloud-contained journey, where content is taken from the online archive, processed packaged and delivered to Amazon Prime. This not only ensures significant cost-savings but transcoding in the cloud using AWS Elemental MediaConvert also enables Arqiva to process more simultaneous jobs at a far quicker pace.

 

Tags: AWS | Amazon Web Services | AWS Elemental | Amazon | Arqiva | A+E Networks | A+E | EMEA
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4K 4Charity Fun Run Ramps Up for IBC 2019 Posted: 06/09/2019
4K 4Charity Fun Run Ramps Up for IBC 2019

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run at IBC 2019 is returning to IBC on Saturday, September 14 at Amstelpark, Amsterdam. Now in its sixth year, the run is open to anyone attending IBC: Register here. Top level sponsors for this year’s event include gold level sponsors Dolby, Google, Microsoft and Vidispine; silver sponsors Interra Systems and Verimatrix; and bronze level sponsors Comcast Technology Solutions, Crafter Software, Irdeto, M2A Media, Wall Street Communications and Zixi.

Tags: IBC | AWS Elemental | 4k 4Charity | 4k | Charity | AWS | Amazon Web Services | Amazon | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Insys Video Technologies to Unveil New Cloud Media Recording Solution and Expanded OTT Platform at IBC2019 Posted: 22/08/2019
Insys Video Technologies to Unveil New Cloud Media Recording Solution and Expanded OTT Platform at IBC2019

Over-the-top (OTT) video solutions innovator Insys Video Technologies is heading to the IBC2019 exhibition in Amsterdam in September with a powerful new cloud-based video recording solution and a two-pronged exhibit strategy. In addition to its own standalone presence in pod P03 (located in the walkway between IBC Halls 7 and 8), the company will highlight its collaborations with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in demonstrations at the AWS stand (5.C80).

Tags: OTT | live | VOD | cloud | video | Artificial Intelligence | AI | Machine Learning | ML | streaming | platform | delivery | Insys | Insys Video Technologies | Amazon Web Services | AWS | on demand | Elemental | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Speedcast Achieves Advanced Consulting Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network Posted: 27/06/2019
Speedcast Achieves Advanced Consulting Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) announced today that it has achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). This achievement demonstrates Speedcast's ability to deliver proven customer solutions leveraging cloud-based technologies on AWS that seamlessly interoperate with its global satellite and terrestrial infrastructure.

Tags: Speedcast International Limited | Advanced Consulting Partner | Amazon Web Services | APN | Advanced Consulting Partner | AWS
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NASCAR Selects AWS as its Preferred Cloud Computing, Cloud Machine Learning, and Cloud Artificial Intelligence Provider Posted: 04/06/2019
NASCAR Selects AWS as its Preferred Cloud Computing, Cloud Machine Learning, and Cloud Artificial Intelligence Provider

Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has chosen AWS as its standard for cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads. NASCAR will use the breadth and depth of AWS technologies to build cloud-based services and automate processes, including a new video series on NASCAR.com called This Moment in NASCAR History powered by AWS. The video series will debut heading into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ race at Michigan International Speedway, sharing the greatest historical moments in NASCAR racing with viewers. NASCAR is migrating its 18-petabyte video archive to AWS, and will leverage Amazon Rekognition—an AWS service that adds intelligent image and video analysis to applications—to automatically tag specific video frames with metadata, such as driver, car, race, lap, time, and sponsors so they can easily search those tags to surface the most iconic moments from past races. By using AWS’s services, NASCAR expects to save thousands of hours of manual search time each year, and will be able to easily surface flashbacks like Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s 1987 “Pass in the Grass” or Denny Hamlin’s 2016 Daytona 500 photo finish, and quickly deliver these to fans via video clips on NASCAR.com and social media channels.

Tags: AWS | AWS Elemental | Amazon | Amazon Web Services | NASCAR | Cloud | Cloud Technology
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Insys Video Technologies Automates Celebrity Identification and Inappropriate Content Detection through API Integration with Amazon Rekognition Posted: 16/05/2019
Insys Video Technologies Automates Celebrity Identification and Inappropriate Content Detection through API Integration with Amazon Rekognition

Insys Video Technologies has added powerful new capabilities to its comprehensive, over-the-top (OTT) video solutions that enable automated identification of celebrities and detection of inappropriate content in catch-up TV programming and on-demand video libraries. Viewers can find clips featuring a particular celebrity and jump to the exact point in the show where that person appears, while nudity and violence can be automatically flagged and blurred.

Tags: OTT | live | VOD | video | Amazon Rekognition | Rekognition | Artificial Intelligence | AI | Machine Learning | ML | streaming | platform | delivery | Insys | Insys Video Technologies | Amazon Web Services | AWS | on demand | Elemental
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AWS Cloud Empowers Tangent Animation for Next Gen and Beyond Posted: 08/05/2019
AWS Cloud Empowers Tangent Animation for and ldquo;Next Gen and rdquo; and Beyond
Animated sci-fi feature “Next Gen” tells the story of a lonely, rebellious teenage girl who teams up with a top-secret robot to stop a madman’s plot for world domination. Featuring the voice talent of John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Peña, David Cross and Constance Wu, the CG action-adventure was created as a joint effort by Baozou and Tangent Animation (https://www.tangent-animation.com), a subsidiary of Tangent Studios.
Tags: AWS | AWS Thinkbox | Amazon Web Services | Amazon | Netflix | Animation | Cloud Technology | Render
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4K 4Charity Races Past $1 Million Mark At 2019 NAB Show Posted: 18/04/2019
4K 4Charity Races Past $1 Million Mark At 2019 NAB Show

Elemental Technologies LLC (AWS Elemental), an Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) company, today announced the 4K 4Charity Fun Run held at the 2019 NAB Show raised more than $68,000 for Girls Who Code (https://girlswhocode.com/), a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like. The run held at NAB this week brought cumulative 4K 4Charity gross proceeds to more than $1 million, and broke previous records with more than 735 individuals registered.

Tags: AWS | AWS Elemental | Amazon Web Services | NAB | NAB 2019 | 4k | 4k 4Charity | 4k 4Charity Fun Run | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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NexPlayer and Videon Leverage Amazon Web Services to Build an End-to-End Workflow Supporting Low Latency and Synchronized Video Arrival Time Posted: 08/04/2019
NexPlayer and Videon Leverage Amazon Web Services to Build an End-to-End Workflow Supporting Low Latency and Synchronized Video Arrival Time
NexPlayer and Videon today announced support for the synchronization of OTT video arrival times for all end users, featuring interoperability between NexPlayer's Android and iOS player SDKs, AWS Elemental MediaStore and Amazon CloudFront, and Videon's edge compute encoders.
Tags: NexPlayer | Videon | Amazon Web Services | End-to-End Workflow | Low Latency | Synchronized Video | Arrival Time | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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AWS Delivers Nimble Cloud Workflows, High-quality Viewing Experiences at NAB 2019 Posted: 04/04/2019
AWS Delivers Nimble Cloud Workflows, High-quality Viewing Experiences at NAB 2019

At NAB Show 2019 in Booth SU2202, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, will showcase advances for content creation, media supply chains, and content distribution to help customers be more agile and enhance quality across their video workflows. Demonstrations feature an extensive range of innovations for enhanced live and on-demand video workflows, such as next-gen transcoding, studio in the cloud, content protection, low latency, and personalization. Cloud-based machine learning capabilities will also be featured on the show floor for content redaction, highlight creation, video clipping, live subtitling, and metadata extraction.

Tags: AWS | Amazon Web Services | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Insys Video Technologies Announces Support for the Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) API for Robust Multi-DRM Media Workflows Posted: 02/04/2019
Insys Video Technologies Announces Support for the Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) API for Robust Multi-DRM Media Workflows

Insys Video Technologies today announced that the company has integrated support for the Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) API specification into its comprehensive, over-the-top (OTT) video solutions and toolkit. SPEKE, developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), defines the standard for authentication and communication between encryptors and packagers of media content and digital rights management (DRM) key providers. The specification accommodates encryptors running on-premises and on the cloud. This integration enables Insys' Multi-DRM service to work seamlessly and securely with SPEKE-compatible media transformation and delivery solutions to protect operators' premium video content from illegal redistribution.

Tags: live | OTT | DRM | digital rights management | encryption | content security | SPEKE | streaming | platform | delivery | Insys | Insys Video Technologies | Amazon Web Services | AWS | on demand | Elemental | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Second Spectrum and L.A. Clippers Select AWS as Official Cloud and Machine Learning Provider of Clippers CourtVision Posted: 15/02/2019
Second Spectrum and L.A. Clippers Select AWS as Official Cloud and Machine Learning Provider  of Clippers CourtVision

Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that AWS is now the primary cloud computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence provider of Clippers CourtVision, the live, augmented game-watching platform created by the Los Angeles (L.A.) Clippers and Second Spectrum, the official video tracking technology provider for the NBA. The Clippers and Second Spectrum will use AWS machine learning and data analytics services to advance game analyses and drive new experiences for Clippers CourtVision, which launched to great acclaim at the start of the 2018-19 basketball season and has been billed by experts as the future of sports viewing. In addition, Clippers CourtVision will test Amazon SageMaker to build, train, and deploy machine learning-driven stats which will appear on live broadcasts and on-demand NBA game videos.

Tags: Amazon | Amazon Web Services | AWS | NBA | National Basketball Association | L.A. Clippers | Los Angeles Clippers | Second Spectrum
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