Azure Media Services makes it easy to use high-definition video encoding and streaming services to reach your audiences on today’s most popular devices. Azure Media Services also enables you to extract richer metadata though video AI, improve accessibility, distribution, and scalability —all while protecting your content.
Live streaming digital media
Customers using Azure media Services
Real Madrid brings the stadium closer to 450 million fans around the globe, with Azure Media Services
Real Madrid engaged a Microsoft Services team for help in envisioning, developing, and deploying a global digital sports platform that was built using a wide range of Microsoft cloud services. It takes advantage of the global footprint of Microsoft cloud services to consistently deliver the very best fan experience anywhere in the world.
How Media Services fuel the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Rio 2016 Summer Games break streaming records; Azure is ready for Olympic-size livestream events
Eric Black, CTO, digital, NBC Sports Group
Rio 2016 shattered streaming records in the sports category, with over 3 billion minutes streamed. More than one-third of those who streamed the Games did so from connected TV devices. Our partnership with Microsoft Azure helped us extend our reach to more people and more devices via cloud streaming than ever before.
Bursting to the cloud to reach more viewers
Jan Paul Dekker, RTL's Manager of Digital Productions
Azure offers a rich toolset to deploy new services and features quickly. It enables us to be agile, to achieve continuous improvement, to be quicker to market than our competitors.
Fuji Television NEXTsmart, Japan's first 24-hour paid Internet television network with regular programming, runs in the cloud.
Before switching, it conducted a detailed comparison of several cloud services and chose Microsoft Azure to support 24-hour, 365-day-a-year broadcast service, mainly for its reliability.
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Learn how Azure Media Services can help you manage media on your apps and workloads. Tutorials, API references, and other documentation show you how to securely use high-definition video encoding and streaming services, how to protect your content, and how to extract richer metadata though video AI to improve accessibility, distribution, and scalability.