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Azure Media Services provides a scalable, flexible, and cost-effective way to globally deliver and monetize your premium media content.  Our end-to-end cloud-based workflows for encoding, encrypting, streaming, and distributing allow you to deliver your content to any device, anywhere.  This includes:

  • End-to-end live streaming in the cloud including live transcoding and adaptive bitrate streaming

  • Cloud DVR with ad markers, server side ad-insertion, asset filters, seamless live to VOD transition, and sub-clipping for highlight reels

  • Industry-Leading Content Protection with 1st and 3rd party DRM options

  • Premium VOD Encoding with workflow designers and competitive pricing

  • Advanced Media Indexing audio to text to increase accessibility of your content

  • Seamless CDN integration with premium CDN features and global reach

  • Dynamic Client Player to reach all browsers and devices

Product Description

Azure Media Services provides the flexibility to build comprehensive, integrated end-to-end media workflows.

Deliver to hundreds of millions of device end points. Target all of today’s most popular client devices types including PCs (Windows and Mac OS), iOS, Android, Smart TVs, game consoles, and more.

Encode, store, and stream broadcast quality audio and video. Build comprehensive end-to-end media workflows and reduce the costs associated with integrating multiple products and providers. Choose services from Microsoft and its partners that are already integrated and ready to use.

Streaming: Live or On Demand. Everything needed to operate a cloud based video platform for live events or video on demand (VOD). Azure Media Services includes all the tools and services needed to handle media processing, delivery, and consumption.

Robust partner ecosystem. An extensible platform enhanced by well-known third party media technologies that are optimized for the cloud and integrated for scalability.

Content Protection and Secure Delivery. Your assets are well protected with encryption during upload, while at rest in storage, and during playback with Microsoft PlayReady Digital Rights Management (DRM) or AES encryption.

Azure CDN: Deliver high-bandwidth content to end-users around the world with low latency.  Pull from Origins including token-based authentication and geo-blocking features.

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Online Video PlatformsOTT VideoEducation VideoEnterprise Video
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