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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.

This company is listed in the following categories:
Online Video PlatformsOTT VideoEducation VideoEnterprise Video
Government VideoMedia/Entertainment VideoOnline Video Industry
Articles Mentioned
Streaming Media West ’15: Unifying the Playback Experience Across Multiple Platforms
Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and Microsoft's Andy Beach discuss Azure cloud management and automation, UHD vs. HDR, delivering playback experience across multiple platforms, and more
Streaming Media West '15: Why Put All Your Bits into More Pixels When You Can Put Better Pixels Up?
Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and Akamai's Will Law discuss new technologies affecting OTT and the streaming industry
Streaming Media West '15: Talking Xbox Live with Microsoft's Corey Smith
At Streaming Media West 2015, Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin and Opening Keynote Presenter Corey Smith of Microsoft's Xbox Live discuss what's next for Xbox Live, HDR, and the live linear platform Microsoft used to deliver Smith's keynote worldwide via Xbox.
Streaming Media West '15: Xbox Live Behind the Scenes
Xbox Live's Corey Smith shared behind-the-scenes details about the Xbox Live Events interactive platform and a recent Xbox One event
Speed Is Critical to Webcasting Customers: Infographic
Based on the results of a survey by Onstream Media and Unisphere Research, the infographic highlights key trends in webcasting, including protocols, service requirements, and a need for speed

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