Webinar: AWS Insights Conference

Date: 15th November from 7AM PT / 15:00 GMT

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.

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“Production in the Cloud: Trends, Challenges and Solutions”
“3 Strategies: Achieving Great Video Quality Without Breaking the Bank”
“How to Build and Benfit from Live VOD Workflows”

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Kiran Patel Kiran Patel
Solutions Marketing Manager, AWS Elemental
Jack Wenzinger Jack Wenzinger
Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Mark Stephens Mark Stephens
Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Usman Shakeel Usman Shakeel
World Wide Tech Lead for Media &Entertainment, Amazon Web Services

Webinar: Live Orchestration on Cloud

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 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 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.

Webinar: Media at the Edge – A New Content Technology Perspective

Thursday 4th October, 2018. 15:00 BST

It’s time to hear what decentralised infrastructure is and how it can apply to broadcasting.

In this IBC365 webinar:
• What is Edge computing and why it will be key to broadcasting, media and entertainment
• How edge computing is rapidly evolving to provide content anywhere and everywhere through the IoT and soon across 5G networks
• What mobile edge computing means for production, processing and video distribution
• How new consumer experiences, VR, AR, UHD streaming will be driven by the availability of edge infrastructure
• Protecting the physical and digital assets. How to secure the critical IT infrastructure which will house valuable content at the edge of the network

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Damon Neale
Damon Neale, Chief Technology Officer, BASE Media Cloud
Damon is a leading media, cloud and AI technology consultant, performing the analysis, design and implementation of cloud-based solutions for large media companies, global broadcasters and film studios including extensive experience on previous projects with the BBC, BSkyB and Sony.

Steven Carlini

Steven Carlini, Senior Director, Data Centre Global Solutions, Schneider Electric
Steven is responsible developing integrated solutions and communicating the value proposition for Schneider Electric’s data center segment including enterprise and cloud data centers.

Jefferson Wang

Jefferson Wang, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Communications, Media and Technology
For nearly two decades, Jefferson has guided business & technology innovation at the convergence of the Communications, Media and Technology industries.

Ambrose McNevin

Ambrose McNevin, Managing Director, Tech Marketing Content LtdAmbrose McNevin is a consultant and content producer for the tech and digital media sectors.

Video: Next Generation Sports Broadcast Workflows that Expand the Value of Live Production

In this webinar, learn what challenges there are in today’s production and how EVS has teamed up with Aspera at major international sporting events to build Cloud-based production workflows that connect live content with production teams, accredited teams and final viewers. Also discussed is how next generation sports broadcasting workflows are transforming the digital media supply chain.


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Video: Microservices – Building Blocks to New Workflows and Virtualisation?

Video from SMPTE Technical Conference taking a look at why Microservices is a common sense architecture for modern broadcast solutions. What are the alternatives and why are Microservices better?

Darren Gallipeau shows how architectures can break down into small building blocks allowing firms to deploy simpler applications rather than large monolithic applications. This allows easier testing, cross-use and flexibility.

1) What are Microservices?
2) Why do they matter – or what can I do with them?
3) What do they have to do with the future of cloud and virtualisation?

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Further Reading

Webinars: AWSome day Online (from AWS)

AWS are hosting half a day of free training about their platform. A great chance to bring you and your colleagues up to speed on, for many, the “go to” platform for testing and deploying cloud services.

Update: Still Available Online until May 31st!

Date: Thursday, 22 March, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 13:40 CET / 09:00 – 12:40 BST
Location: Online

The AWSome Day Online is a free, virtual training event that will provide a step-by-step introduction to the core AWS services for compute, storage, database and networking. AWS technical experts will explain key features and use cases, share best practices, walk through technical demos, and be available to answer your questions one-on-one.

Based on the AWS Essentials Course, AWSome Day is ideal for IT managers, business leaders, system engineers, system administrators, developers and architects who are eager to learn more about cloud computing and how to get started on the AWS Cloud.

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Join for live Q&As, one-on-one Ask an Architect sessions and more:


10:00 – 10:30 CET Keynote: Introduction to AWS
10:30 – 11:00 CET

Module 1: AWS Foundations

AWS Introductions
Well Architected Framework and AWS
Trusted Advisor
Global Infrastructure
Demo – Designing the network (VPC) for HA and FT
VPC Network security

11:00 – 11:40 CET Module 2: AWS Infrastructure

AWS S3 and Glacier for large volume object storage
Demo – Create a bucket and create a website
Amazon EC2 compute platform
Demo – Launch our first EC2 applications with EBS storage
Understanding EC2 pricing and lifecycle
Storage options for compute
AWS CloudFormation for IAAC (Infrastructure as Code)

11:40 – 12:10 CET Module 3: Databases

Let the data decide!
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Demo – Deploy Multi-AZ database in VPC
Amazon DynamoDB (NoSQL)
Intro to AWS Athena and Redshift

12:10 – 12.20 CET Break
12:20 – 12:50 CET Module 4: Security, Identity & Access Management

AWS Shared Security Model Identity Access Management (IAM)
Governance and Compliance
AWS CloudTrail for audit and change management
AWS Config and Config Rules

12:50 – 13:40 CET Module 5: AWS Elasticity & Management Tools

Adding elasticity to our applications in AWS
Introduction to AWS load balancer services
Introduction to autoscaling groups and launch configurations
Demo – Add autoscaling to our demo application
Next steps: Taking it to the next stage
Serverless architecture with Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB & more
Wrap up – User Groups, Blogs & further training

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Update: Still Available Online until May 31st!

Video:Moving Master Control and Asset Management to the Cloud

Starting with a look at how playout has evolved to what it is today, Wesley Thiesson from Evertz Microsystems explains how Master Control and OTT MAM workflows can be improved by the cloud. He then finishes by a look at how far we can push MAM into the cloud, now and in the future.

Talking to SMPTE’s Philadelphia Section, Mr. Thiessen, Senior Solutions Architect, covers the following:

Part 1: Linear Master Control playout from the cloud. A brief history of the evolution of Master Control that makes moving to the cloud feasible. A review of the effects, requirements, possibilities and planning required to make this a reality, reviewing the use case of a facility running dozens of channels 24/7 from the cloud, with live events, time delay and rebroadcast.

Part 2: Feeding the machine. An overview of master control and OTT media prep (MAM) workflows enhanced and enabled in the cloud. Optimizing workflows to deliver your S3, D4 and other OTT content. In today’s OTT world every platform wants a different touch applied to the encoding, the packaging, and the metadata. Using the work completed for linear to drive packaging and ad insertion, along with metadata standardization and transformation, minimizes the effort to deliver multiple formats to multiple destinations.

Part 3: Full Tilt MAM. Bring MAM to your production suite. An overview of some challenges in production and solutions and tools in Cloud based MAM to ease the load. Enrich your production workflow with smart application of artificial intelligence tools, a look at the future that is already here.

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Mr. Thiessen is a graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Broadcast Electronics program. When he started in live and post production with Umatic for offline, DVE’s that took ½ rack per channel and could heat your home, digital video was transmitted in parallel, archives had paper logs and reels on a shelf and telecines had flying spots.

He worked in archive management with Masstech for ten years, managing LTO (and other) libraries, before moving to product management with an encoding/ transcoding/ streaming video company. Five years ago, he joined Evertz. Wesley managed a Joint Master Control installation that encompassed everything from the Master Clock and IRDs to the ATSC encoder and all the SDI devices and file based workflows in between.

Most recently Wesley has been involved on the Solutions Architect team at Evertz with the first 24/7 multichannel broadcast master control project now playing all of Discovery Networks’ USA content from the Cloud, as well as major installations of Media Asset Management for international and domestic content delivery for broadcast and OTT delivery, streamlining automated delivery of more than 10,000 assets per month in nearly 100 formats and packages.

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Video: HOW TO: Building a More Robust Cloud Encoder With FFMPEG & More

A great ffmpeg how-to from Jan Ozer followed by cloud deployment advice from RealEyes Media.

Starting from some of the basics of the ffmpeg command line, working up to HLS packaging, Jan Ozer offers advanced alternatives along side the familiar commands.
By taking control of your own encoding and packaging, you can greatly reduce cost and maintain high adaptability and agility to meet your needs now and in the future. When working with cloud encoding, there are several transcoding and packaging options, and the APIs for these options will change over time. David Hassoun and Jun Heider, from RealEyes Mediatalk talk about how to build a more dynamic cloud encoder that can use the best tool for a specific job by decoupling the tools from the core application, as well as how to mix and match multiple operations concurrently on a single encoding task. Operations include WebVTT and AAC sidecar manifests, DASH assets, metadata, video quality, and stream muxing/demuxing. This session covers some of the strategies we’ve used to handle dynamic cloud encoding and packaging for live and VOD delivery.

This is talk from Streaming Media West 2017

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On Demand Webinar: Project On Ramp: Migrating Discovery’s Media Supply Chain to the Cloud

Over the last few years, the emergence of new technology and the sheer volumes of new programming content to be processed and delivered had presented many challenges for Discovery Communications. To address these, Discovery decided to re-evaluate and re-design their media supply chain, choosing a cloud-based model, enabled by companies such as Amazon Web Services and SDVI. This webinar presents how Discovery designed and deployed their virtualized media supply chain, with insights into the challenges they faced, how they selected their partners, and the significant cost and operations benefits that they are now achieving.

With Speakers Josh Derby, Vice President, Technology and Development & Strategy, Discovery Communications
Bhavik Vyas, Global Alliances & Segment Leader – Media and Entertainment, AWS
Brian Pelletier, Products & Solutions, SDVI

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Webinar: Cloud Vs. On-Prem Video Processing and Delivery

Webinar: Jan 25th 2018, 11am PT/2pm ET/19:00 GMT

The cloud has transformed video processing and delivery, and it’s more robust, efficient, and flexible than ever. But on-premise solutions still have their place, as do hybrid solutions that offer the best of both worlds. Join this webinar for an insightful discussion and debate about the pros and cons of all three approaches.

Topics discussed will include the following:
• Capacity planning in the cloud vs. on-prem
• How the “cloud” relates to the physical infrastructure, and whether it matters
• Ability to move quickly with cloud deployments vs. long-term costs
• Specific functions that always benefit from being distributed or on-prem
• Considerations for high availability and disaster recovery
• Protecting against piracy
• Cloud vs. on-prem vs. hybrid—when and why each approach is called for

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, VP / Editor, Streaming Media
Martin Smole, Encoding Product Manager, Bitmovin
James Kirby, Senior Director Solutions Architecture, Edgeware
Mike Nash, Director of Product Management, Signiant

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