AWS is synonymous with cloud computing and whether you use it or not, knowing how to do things in AWS reaps benefits when trying to understand or implement systems in a cloud infrastructure. Knowing what’s possible and what others are doing is really useful, so whilst I don’t usually cover heavily product-specific resources here on The Broadcast Knowledge I still believe that knowing AWS is knowing part of the industry.
Here, there are 3 consecutive webinars which cover building a live streaming channel from the fundamentals through to making it operational and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.
Session one at 3pm GMT looks at end-to-end workflows and strategies for redundancy. It looks at both contribution of video into the cloud as much as what happens when it arrives and the delivery.
Session two at 4pm GMT looks examines the more complex workflows where you spread processing/failover across multiple regions and other similar situations.
Session three is the last of the day at 5pm GMT looking at setting up end-to-end monitoring to take the guesswork out of delivering the service on an on-going basis.
Date: February 27, 2019 at 8am PT / 4pm GMT and a second session at 10am IST / 12:30pm SGT
Whilst The Broadcast Knowledge avoids product walkthroughs in favour of more educational videos and webinars, AWS is so large that, in some ways, just understanding it is helpful even if you don’t use it and the building blocks with which you build your systems is more or less replicated in other vendors’ platforms so it does pay to keep up. So here we have a webinar on the workflows you can build with AWS – and it’s on twice so you can’t use timezones as an excuse not to attend!
This webcast discusses how new video workflow solutions from AWS directly address the changes businesses are going through. Highlights include:
Fast and affordable media production and archiving
Accessible content lakes and more efficient supply chains
Upgrading viewer personalization through machine learning
Storing, preparing, and delivering media content securely involves leveraging systems that can scale and ensure top-of-the-line security. This webinar explores doing that by implementing workflows in AWS’s highly available, scalable, and secure cloud services such as Amazon S3 for storage, Amazon Elastic Transcoder, and Amazon CloudFront for delivery.
This session came from the Discovery Track at Streaming Media East and shows how you can build a media stack on AWS and use JW Player to deliver protected HTTP Live Streams (HLS) to various devices, including iOS, Android, and Windows desktops.
Amazon Web Services WAF
Learn how the BBC and Nine Network have enhanced the user experience and created new business models and opportunities, giving audiences more choices with more features, all while maintaining broadcast-grade service. When your business is providing live content to viewers, you know that there are no second chances. Audiences have come to expect a faultless live broadcast, and providers know they must ensure reliability with failover and redundancy plans. Learn how migrating to the cloud offers a new way to architect live-streaming workflows while maintaining the highest standards of resilience.
Amazon Web Services is back with another free conference, this time looking at video tech innovation, content distribution and more! From business to tech, there are free sessions for whatever angle you look at broadcasting from.
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 11 AM EST / 8 AM PDT / 16:00 BST / 8.30 PM IST
This webinar from Amagi will explain how live orchestration on cloud can simplify live events management by making the process centralised, while spinning up cloud infrastructure only for the duration of the event.
About the speakers
Baskar Subramanian Co-founder, Amagi
A technology enthusiast, Baskar leads technology and innovation at Amagi. Dividing his time between technology design and product delivery, Baskar ensures Amagi’s growth is in line with its vision of revolutionizing TV & OTT broadcast. Baskar has a number of patents to his name and regularly mentors various start-ups and businesses.
Mark Stephens Global Segment Leader – M&E, AWS
Mark Stephens is a global segment leader for partners focused on media and entertainment. His focus is to build a diverse ecosystem of partners in media and entertainment on AWS.
In this webcast, AWS Elemental dives into a topic other companies don’t discuss: The video encoding techniques some vendors use to sway judgment during proof-of-concept demos.
Improve your discerning eye and your analysis acumen, and obtain essential knowledge:
Methods and best practices for evaluating video quality
Examples of scenes which look totally different, but have the same metrics score
Important considerations for accurate evaluation of video results
Subjective vs. Objective results
How encoder settings affect output and how you can fine tune them for the best results
What is Adaptive Quantization and how can it improve your video output quality
Encoding techniques that impress in shootouts but might not be practical in production
Video encoding comparisons should inform, not fool. Learn what you need to know, before you start the process.
Solutions Marketing Manager for Compression, AWS ElementalDan Gehred, Solutions Marketing Manager for Compression at AWS Elemental, is responsible for product marketing for all compression software products. Dan has over 15 years of experience building and marketing digital media applications.
Sr. Product Manager Compression – VOD, AWS ElementalWith over 30 years of industry experience in the international media marketplace, Dan is passionate about technology, developing new standards, promoting positive change and business approaches to enhanced profitability.
Date: Tuesday September 25, 2018. Webinar available at multiple times
What are the best practices to get broadcast TV quality and reliability from your OTT video services? How do you scale for audience demand and evolve to keep up with changing technology?
This webcast provides prescriptive guidance for building video-on-demand workflows in the AWS Cloud, which provisions the services needed for a scalable, distributed architecture that ingests, stores, processes, and delivers video content. Highlights include:
Learn how to create file-based video on-demand workflow quickly and easily using AWS services
Get broadcast-quality video and a well-architected, scalable, and highly available solution
Best ways to customize, enhance, and continually improve your offerings
Video-on-demand use cases: Media workloads that traditional and new media companies are already building in the cloud
The BBC iPlayer is the biggest audio and video-on-demand service in the UK. It receives 10 million video playback requests every day and the service publishes over 10,000 hours of media every week.
Moving iPlayer to the cloud has enabled the BBC to shorten the time-to-market of content from 10 hours to 15 minutes.
In this session, the BBC’s lead architect, Stephen Godwin, describes the approach behind creating iPlayer architecture, which uses Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS in several ways to improve elasticity, reliability, and maintainability. You see how BBC uses AWS messaging to choreograph the 200 microservices in the iPlayer pipeline, maintain data consistency as media traverses the pipeline, and refresh caches to ensure timely delivery of media to users.
This is a rare opportunity to see the internal workings and best practices of one of the largest on-demand content delivery systems operating today. Watch now!