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AWS Announces Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) Posted: 17/07/2020
AWS Announces Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS)

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS), a new fully managed service that makes it easy to set up live, interactive video streams for a web or mobile application in just a few minutes. Amazon IVS uses the same technology that powers Twitch, one of the most popular live streaming services in the world with nearly 10 billion hours of video watched in 2019, giving customers live content with latency (the time video takes to go from the camera to the viewer) that can be less than three seconds (significantly lower than the 20-30 second latencies common with online streaming video today). Customers can easily configure and stream live video through their own website or mobile application, with scalable delivery that supports millions of concurrent viewers globally. With the Amazon IVS SDK and APIs, customers can also build interactive features into their live streams like virtual chat spaces, votes and polls, moderated question and answer sessions, and synchronized promotional elements. There are no additional charges or upfront commitments required to use Amazon IVS, and customers pay only for video input to Amazon IVS and video output delivered to viewers. To get started with Amazon IVS, visit https://aws.amazon.com/ivs.

 

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LTN Global named Advanced Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network Posted: 14/05/2020
LTN Global named Advanced Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network

LTN Global, an industry leader in transformative media technology and video transport network solutions has today announced that it will leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) across its suite of modular offerings. As LTN has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN), the company will leverage AWS to improve video production, advance live feed management and evolve the advertising experience.

The ongoing collaboration with AWS builds on the existing relationships from LTN’s 2019 acquisition of industry pioneers Make.TV, Niles and Crystal Corporation as well as LTN's fully managed network for IP-based transport. A number of LTN’s products and services already leverage and run on AWS.

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Annual 4K 4Charity Run at NAB Show Goes Virtual Posted: 24/04/2020
Annual 4K 4Charity Run at NAB Show Goes Virtual

Organizers of the 4K 4Charity Fun Run series announced today that the running and walking event hosted in collaboration with the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Show is going virtual for 2020. The 4K 4Charity series leverages fun, healthy activities to help raise funds for non-profits focused on increasing diversity and inclusion in the technology and media industries, and celebrates advancements in video technology, such as Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K and 8K video. This year it will also help to raise funds for those most impacted by COVID-19. Registration is open, and donations may be made until June 1, 2020 at 4K4Charity.com/nab.

 

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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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AWS Elemental MediaLive Offers Statistical Multiplexing for Better Broadcast Quality, Performance, and Bandwidth Management Posted: 26/11/2019
AWS Elemental MediaLive Offers Statistical Multiplexing for Better Broadcast Quality, Performance, and Bandwidth Management

 

Statistical Multiplexing (Statmux) is now available with AWS Elemental MediaLive, Statmux is a technology used in live broadcast workflows that allocates bits in real time among multiple live video channels. It instantaneously adjusts the bitrate of each channel in the statmux pool to make the best use of total available bandwidth and combines the encoded outputs into a single transport stream. This maximizes network efficiency by optimizing picture quality for a group of channels within a fixed total bandwidth.

Using AWS Elemental MediaLive with Statmux, customers can now deploy linear video processing and playout in the AWS Cloud for broadcast, cable, or terrestrial distribution.

Media companies, such as national broadcasters, originate live content and simultaneously share that content with their distribution partners. Traditionally, this has been accomplished by preparing channels for distribution using purpose-built, on-premises hardware encoders. These systems can take months to procure and configure, require extensive engineering to operate reliably, and cannot be repurposed once deployed. AWS Elemental MediaLive with Statmux lets broadcasters and content providers build and manage broadcast video workflows on fully managed AWS services and gain flexibility, reduce hardware and management costs, and deliver excellent picture quality with built-in reliability.

Key benefits of AWS Elemental MediaLive with Statmux include:

  • Cloud flexibility—Add, remove, or update live channels based on evolving audience and business needs, easily introduce new codecs, prioritize resources on a per-channel basis, and take advantage of multiple codecs and resolutions.
  • Built-in resiliency—Resources are automatically allocated across multiple availability zones for high availability and fully managed failover.
  • High video quality—Statmux for MediaLive lets you maximize video quality while optimizing for fixed satellite or cable distribution bandwidth. And, you can tune quality settings on a per-channel basis without disruption to assure that the highest-priority channels maintain the highest quality.
  • Operational efficiency—Build broadcast distribution workloads in minutes, without on-premises hardware, and deliver channels more efficiently over fixed network bandwidth.
  • Monitoring and metrics—Integrated Amazon CloudWatch monitoring enables real-time views of video metrics and multiplexer performance.
  • Unified headend—For content providers that distribute traditional broadcast video as well as multiscreen linear video, Statmux for MediaLive can deliver both through a single architecture. With the increasing importance of OTT delivery, having one system to manage all encoding can dramatically simplify operations.

Learn more about how customers are saving time, reducing overhead, maximizing low-cost cloud resources, and maintaining optimized picture quality with AWS Elemental MediaLive and Statmux here: https://aws.amazon.com/medialive/features/statmux.

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Videon EdgeCaster Edge Compute Encoder Compatibility With AWS Elemental MediaStore Enables a Cost-Effective, Low Latency Solution Posted: 26/11/2019
Videon EdgeCaster Edge Compute Encoder Compatibility With AWS Elemental MediaStore Enables a Cost-Effective, Low Latency Solution

Videon today announced compatibility with AWS Elemental MediaStore, enabling a cost-effective, low-latency solution. Videon customers can now use AWS Elemental MediaStore as a direct ingest from the EdgeCaster H.264/HEVC video encoding platform to support ultra-low latency workflows with outputs supporting both HLS and DASH using CMAF. AWS Elemental MediaStore's support of EdgeCaster's ingest protocols enables less than three-second worldwide latency to be achieved with standards-based, scalable, and cost-effective workflows.

"Live streaming should not come with a latency penalty as compared to traditional broadcast TV," said Todd Erdley, founder and CEO of Videon. "EdgeCaster's compatibility with AWS Elemental MediaStore is a strong step forward to making live streaming truly live —using standards-based, viewer-scalable, and cost-effective solutions. Compatibility with AWS Elemental MediaStore represents an important development in our relationship with Amazon Web Services. AWS Elemental offers crucial insight into how streams can be ingested into AWS Elemental MediaStore and how Videon can optimize our platform."

 

Tags: Videon | EdgeCaster | Edge Compute Encoder | AWS Elemental MediaStore | H.264/HEVC | CMAF | H.264
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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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Expanded Cloud Media Workflow for Live Streaming from Space Successfully Tested During SMPTE 2019 Posted: 24/10/2019
Expanded Cloud Media Workflow for Live Streaming from Space Successfully Tested During SMPTE 2019

Today at SMPTE 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully tested a workflow that marks the first use of cloud resources for data storage and video origination for streaming from space. The proof of concept expands on the workflow NASA and AWS co-produced in 2017 to enable the first-ever live 4K UHD stream from space, and now includes cloud-based media services for high-quality and secure live video transport, video origination and packaging, broadcast-grade live video processing, and content delivery networks.

The test took place during a special SMPTE program honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and supported a special live interview with NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Jessica Meir, and Andrew Morgan located 250 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station and two NASA colleagues presenting at SMPTE 2019 in Los Angeles.

Tags: SMPTE 2019 | AWS | NASA | Amazon | live 4K UHD | cloud-based media | live video transport
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EcoDigital to Showcase Updates to DIVA Software Suite at IBC2019 Posted: 16/09/2019
EcoDigital to Showcase Updates to DIVA Software Suite at IBC2019

At IBC2019 (Hall 8, Stand B13), software company EcoDigital will exhibit a newly updated version of its DIVA software suite, the world's leading and most trusted object management system for media. The two major enhancements to DIVA solutions include dynamic support for AWS cloud storage, which makes the software suite cloud-agnostic, and a new partial file restore (PFR) from cloud storage capability. EcoDigital also has created dedicated service and support offerings for the DIVA solutions suite.

Tags: EcoDigital | IBC2019 | DIVA Software | AWS | object management system | partial file restore | PFR
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Tiger Technology showcases collaborative storage and workflows at IBC 2019 Posted: 11/09/2019
Tiger Technology showcases collaborative storage and workflows at IBC 2019
Tiger Technology, a leader in cloud storage and data management for the broadcast and post-production markets, will use this year's IBC to demonstrate its products leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS). These systems are designed to help customers migrate legacy archive content from older tape systems onto cloud or hybrid cloud systems, with the goal of lowering archival costs and increasing accessibility. Tiger systems integrate with Media Translation tape-to-cloud solutions to manage the migration, as well as with Spectra Logic and Qualstar archiving and backup systems. There will also be displays of Tiger Technology's workflow and data management tools integrated into ERA cloud storage and content creation systems.
Tags: Tiger Technology | Tiger Store | Tiger BridgeAWS | Nexsan | IBC 2019 | Collaborative Storage | Workflows | Cloud Storage | Data Management | Media Management | Post-production | ENVY | ERA Post Production | Media Translation Inc | Overcast HQ | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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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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Tiger Technology brings latest Content Workflows and Media Management technology to IBC 2019 Posted: 28/08/2019
Tiger Technology brings latest Content Workflows and Media Management technology to IBC 2019
Tiger Technology, a leader in cloud storage and data management for the broadcast and post-production markets, will be at IBC 2019 on Stand 7.B58 to highlight its latest product developments and applications. Tiger Technology will also demonstrate how these systems perform in collaborative workflows with practical demonstrations of partnerships with other developers, third party suppliers, major broadcasters and facilities.
Tags: Tiger Technology | Tiger Bridge | Tiger Store | Tiger Spaces | Tiger Pool | Workflows | Data Management | Collective Workflows | Media Management | AWS | Overcast HQ MAM | IBC 2019 | Broadcast | Post Production | ERA | ENVY | Media Translation Inc | 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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