Date: November 14, 2019 / 8am PST / 11am EST / 16:00 GMT
Behind The Stream is an online show containing three webinars designed for sports media broadcasters, athletic teams, and digital rights holders.
The first of the three sessions here covers creating the right experience for the service. Particularly in sports, there are different ways to present graphics and stats, to have interactivity and to innovate in order to keep the audience with you and interested.
The second session is an intriguing look into using machine learning to analyse the video to create metadata, including player tracking and then how to process and display that data to add an extra layer of interest for the audience.
Lastly, but the longest session of the three, is an hour spent whiteboarding the streaming system itself, how the different elements in the cloud work together and the things to look out for when implementing this for yourself.
Whilst these sessions are specifically about AWS services, much of the principles can be carried over to other cloud providers. With this factor and AWS being synonymous, for many, with ‘cloud’, learning the AWS way of doing things is a fantastic way to learn about operating in the cloud in general.
Networking in the cloud, by rights, should be the same in your office but with it’s a lot easier when you’re led through it. From subnets to VPN’s, this talk from AWS makes sure you can get your VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) talking to other parts of your cloud infrastructure and your office.
Starting with the basics and building up, Perry and Tom take us through the IP address allocation, address choices, firewall configuration, security configuration and then on to Direct Connect, VPNs sharing VPC resources and much more.
From the AWS Summit 2019, this is a great talk for those who know networking well and are new to AWS, as well as those who are comfortable with AWS names, but are a little rusty on the finer points of networking.
Webinar Date: Thursday May 30th 2019
Time: Duration 4 hours. 7am PT / 10am ET / 15:00 BST
AWS is synonymous with cloud computing so an insight into managing media on AWS is an insight into cloud computing in general. AWS is offering a 4-hour showcase of implementing content creation, distribution and your supply chain in the cloud.
The online event starts with a keynote on the motivations for moving your workflows into the cloud and how AWS meets them. After that, there are 3 tracks which track the 3 topics.
The complete list is available here. AWS Elemental dominates the distribution track explaining the use cases that can be met and going through the many in-cloud transcoding options.
The creation and supply chain tracks finish with a customer spotlight from FuseFX and Deluxe respectively. For anyone considering a move to the cloud for any part of their operation, these sessions should shed light on what is actually achievable and what is still wishful thinking.
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.