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AWS sidelines streaming for satellite at re:Invent 2018

AWS re:Invent 2018 in Seattle this week really did offer something of a surprise reinvention. Among the AWS press releases from the event were some 2,350 words dedicated to its new Ground Station satellite data collection service, while its MediaConnect live video streaming product received a measly 185-word write up. Given how Elemental has been indispensable in the rise of its media services business, we see the act as a small disservice. Yet, as so often is the case with AWS, reading between the lines reveals a long-term stroke of genius. The AWS media team has written the death out of Ground Station, but we will attempt to summarize the satellite downlink service as concisely as possible below while attempting…

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