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Gogo turns to AWS Elemental for in-flight TV service

March 14, 2019 / Ben Munson

Gogo is transitioning its entire infrastructure over to Amazon Web Services, and that includes using AWS Elemental for its in-flight live and on-demand video service.The move comes after Gogo had already committed to using AWS for analytics, serverless, database, and storage to improve its in-flight internet and entertainment services.Gogo is using AWS Elemental’s live video processing and delivery to achieve low latency required for streaming video to passengers’ smart devices on board more than 2,500 commercial aircraft. GogoTV, Gogo’s live TV service, uses AWS Elemental solutions for transcoding of 24 live TV channels across five airlines. The service is distributed from a centralized headend in the U.S., and that content is backhauled via fiber to the Gogo IPTV headend, where it is transcoded to High Efficiency Video Coding using AWS Elemental Live. Gogo also uses AWS for statistical channel multiplexing to achieve broadcast-quality viewing experiences while using...