Live and on-demand streaming

  • Just-in-time packaging to HLS, MPEG-DASH, and Smooth Streaming
  • Scalability to handle all audience sizes
  • Just-in-time AES encryption and PlayReady DRM technology
  • Dynamic manifest manipulation for trimming and rendition filtering
  • Direct integration with Content Delivery Network for automatic provisioning
  • Full cloud DVR workflow capabilities

Encode once, stream everywhere

Just-in-time packaging and encryption with Azure Media Services reduce the complexity and cost of cross-platform content delivery. It’s also a future-proof combination, because as new encoding formats or versions emerge, you don’t need to re-prepare your library.

Scalable streaming for any size audience

Media Services has webcasted some of the world’s largest events, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Whether you expect to set new global streaming records for a large event, or you need a cost-effective solution for a small local event, Media Services can scale to any size audience.

Full cloud DVR workflow capabilities

Create on-demand assets instantly from your live linear streams, trim unwanted content from the tops and tails of live archives, and create clips from live streams for instant publishing. Media Services DVR workflow capabilities speed up time to market for on-demand assets and reduce your costs.

One set of encoders for any size screen

Dynamic manifests, a Media Services feature, lets you prepare one asset with the quality levels and resolutions needed for any device, and filter based on a device profile. Filter by resolution, bit rate, or codec to dynamically create streaming assets optimized for every size screen.

Flexible monetization options

Whether you have a subscription model requiring full DRM enforcement and subscriber authentication, or use dynamic ad insertion and lighter-weight encryption, Media Services can meet your business requirements.

Why trust Live and on-demand streaming?

  • Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts completely dedicated to your data security and privacy.

  • Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.

Everything you need to get started

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