Microsoft Declares Commitment to the MPEG DASH Standard
Microsoft will help grow the adoption of DASH by integrating it into Azure Media Services, it said at IBC.
Microsoft is committed to the new video streaming standard MPEG DASH and is integrating it into Azure Media Services, its line of cloud-based media services, says Sudheer Sirivara, director of media services for Microsoft, in this interview with Beet.TV
Beet.TV spoke with Sirivara at the IBC show at an event organized by the DASH Industry Forum, the industry organization devoted to championining the emerging standard.
Scroll down to view the full video interview (used courtesy of Beet.TV).
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