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Friend MTS now interoperable with AWS

Friend MTS’s Distribution iD watermarking service is now interoperable with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental MediaConvert. The move means that content owners can now use Friend MTS to provide an added layer of security against streaming piracy for their AWS-hosted on-demand video. Friend MTS’s distributor-level watermarking, along with its content monitoring service, enables providers of […]

SpotX server-side insertion interoperable with AWS

Video ad serving platform SpotX has announced interoperability with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power server-side insertion for streaming video advertisements with the AWS Elemental MediaTailor service. AWS Elemental MediaTailor is a personalisation and monetisation service that is designed to enable video to be served with targeted ads to end users while maintaining broadcast quality-of-service […]

Turner heads for the cloud with AWS

Turner is tapping Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider and is migrating infrastructure for channels including TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network to the AWS cloud. Turner joins a growing list of media outfits – including Amazon Video, the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, Hulu and Netflix – that have tapped AWS to host […]

Amazon launches VR and AR app platform

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled Amazon Sumerian, a service designed for developers to build virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D applications. Developers can use Sumerian’s editor to build virtual environments, populate them with 3D objects and animated characters, and script how they interact with each other and with users. The apps can run on […]

AWS Elemental launches suite of media services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled a suite of five AWS Elemental Media Services that are designed to make it easy for video providers to create cloud-based video offerings. Amazon announced the news to coincide with its AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas and said that customers can use the suite to build customised video applications, […]

Amazon Web Services to open Middle East data centres by 2019

Amazon Web Services is due to build new infrastructure and open data centres in the Middle East by early 2019, enabling customers to offer lower-latency web services in the region. Amazon said that the new AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region will consist of three ‘Availability Zones’ at launch, and added it will launch an AWS […]

NAB: AWS Elemental enables first live 4K transmission from space

Attendees at the NAB Show yesterday witnessed the first 4K UHD transmission from space when NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson was interviewed from the International Space Station. The transmission was enabled by TV technology provider AWS Elemental, whose CEO, Sam Blackman, conducted the live interview during a panel session called ‘Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to […]

Amazon Web Services acquires Elemental

Amazon Web Services is to acquire video processing specialist Elemental Technologies. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but US press reports suggest that it values Elemental about US$500 million (€450 million), or five times the company’s revenue – Amazon’s biggest acquisition since it bought gaming video service Twitch last year. According to the […]

Amazon Web Services now a US$5 billion business

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the e-retail giant’s scalable cloud computing offering, is now a US$5 billion business and is “still growing fast,” the company has revealed.  Discussing the firm’s first quarter results, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said that AWS’s growth “is accelerating”. He added that the ten-year old AWS business is “a good […]