AWS suffers major outage, knocking Roku and others offline

Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered a major outage on one of its most-used servers for several hours on Wednesday. First reported on the morning of November 25, Amazon confirmed that it was having issues with its US-EAST-1 region – issues which lasted up to 12 hours. The ripple effect of this was felt beyond the […]

AWS announces plans for Swiss data centres

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it will open data centres across Switzerland in 2022. The company, which ended 2019 with revenues of over US$35 billion, will open what it calls an “infrastructure region” in the country, complementing existing regions in France, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Italy and the UK. The company also has announced […]

Digital TV Europe to host webinar on cloud video essentials

Digital TV Europe has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to present a webinar on the topic of cloud video essentials with a focus on live and VOD workflows on July 22 at 2pm BST. The global viewer appetite for streamed video has recently exploded as audiences sheltered from the global COVID-19 pandemic. This up-tick […]

AWS taps Twitch technology to launch Amazon Interactive Video Service

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS), which the company describes as a fully managed service designed to enable video providers to set up live, interactive video streams for a web or mobile application in a few minutes. Amazon IVS uses the same technology that powers esports service Twitch, with […]

Synamedia teams up with AWS for cloud video

Video technology outfit Synamedia has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable the combination of its video software technology with AWS’s public cloud infrastructure. The partnership means that video service providers will be able to deliver multi-screen video using Synamedia’s Infinite cloud TV platform using AWS’s public cloud infrastructure. Operators already using Synamedia’s cloud TV platform […]

Bundesliga taps AWS for new features as season restarts

Germany’s Bundesliga has tapped Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide real-time game analysis and match facts for the resumption of matches following the coronavirus lockdown in the country. AWS will provide its services for the highlight match at 18:30 CET featuring Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Muenchen on broadcast television in over 200 countries. AWS will deliver two […]

ProSiebenSat.1 chooses AWS as primary cloud provider

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has chosen AWS as its primary cloud provider and is working closely with AWS to adopt cloud services within all parts of its broadcast and digital media businesses, production companies, and e-commerce platforms.  Most of ProSiebenSat.1‘s brands have previously deployed applications on AWS, including its Joyn streaming platform, offering viewers over 20,000 […]

OTT market to reach US$330 billion by 2025

The fast-growing OTT market is set to reach new heights in the coming years, a new report has claimed. According to a new study from Allied Market Research, the global OTT market reached US$97.43 billion (€86.97 billion) in 2017 and is projected to reach US$332.52 billion (€296.81 billion) by 2025. This translates to a compound […]

Vualto integrates with AWS Media Services

Video orchestration and transport technology specialist Vualto has implemented integration of APIs between its VUDRM digital rights management service and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Media Services, including AWS Elemental MediaConvert, AWS Elemental MediaPackage, AWS Elemental Live, and AWS Elemental Delta. This API integration enables broadcasters and content owners to apply Vualto’s multi-DRM protection to content […]

V-Nova unveils Perseus Plus SaaS

Video compression technology specialist V-Nova has unveiled a cloud-based SaaS transcoding and delivery platform for enhanced Perseus Plus H.264 and native H.264 encoding. Perseus Plus is V-Nova’s proprietary encoding technology that is designed to enhance the compression and computational performance of existing codecs such as AVC/H.264, HEVC, VP9 and in the future AV1. Supported by […]