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    October 2018

    Oct 31

    Now available: Azure Media Services v3 API

    Several enhancements have been made to Media Services, including the availability of the new Azure Media Services API and updates to Azure Media Player.

    September 2018

    Sep 25

    Now available: Azure Media Services' Video Indexer

    Azure Media Services’ AI-based media metadata extraction service is now generally available.

    May 2018

    May 21

    Azure Media Services and Video Indexer

    Azure Media Services and Video Indexer make it easy to integrate advanced media processing and AI-based media metadata extraction on your apps and workflows.

    December 2017

    Dec 8

    Media Services SDKs for Java and PHP support Azure Active Directory Authentication

    Azure Media Services client SDKs for both Java and PHP now support Azure Active Directory authentication.

    November 2017

    Nov 7

    Azure Media Services October 2017 updates

    The October 2017 release of Azure Media Services includes updates for file-based encoding and media analytics.

    January 2017

    Jan 11

    Standard streaming endpoints and Azure Content Delivery Network integration

    A standard streaming endpoint eliminates the complexity of streaming endpoints by giving you the scale and robustness you need without making you worry about streaming units.

    November 2016

    Nov 23

    Custom reports for Verizon Standard and Premium profiles

    You can now find custom reports in the supplemental management portal for both Verizon profile types.

    July 2016

    Jul 28

    General availability: Apple FairPlay Streaming for Azure Media Services

    Apple FairPlay Streaming is Apple’s digital rights management (DRM) format that protects both Video on Demand (VOD) and live streams.

    June 2016

    Jun 9

    General Availability: Apple FairPlay Streaming for Azure Media Services

    If you want to stream premium content to Apple TV, you need to use Apple FairPlay Streaming (FPS) technology. Building this solution can be tedious--that's why we’re offering this new service.

    May 2016

    May 12

    Public preview: Media Analytics for Azure Media Services

    Media Analytics is a collection of speech and vision services that makes it easier for organizations and enterprises to derive actionable insights from their video files through advanced machine learning technology.

    February 2016

    Feb 17

    General availability: Google Widevine modular license delivery in Azure Media Services

    You can now apply common encryption with Widevine or Microsoft PlayReady to help protect your premium content.

    October 2015

    Oct 2

    General availability: Live Encoding for Azure Media Services

    Live Encoding for Azure Media Services expands on our live cloud platform.

    September 2015

    Sep 1

    Now available: Live Encoding for Azure Media Services

    The same Live Encoding technology used to power digital coverage of large events such as Super Bowl XLIX and the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi is now available.

    July 2015

    Jul 24

    General availability: Premium Encoding for Azure Media Services

    With Premium Encoding for Azure Media Services, customers can deploy this advanced encoder where they can take advantage of automated decision-making logic that can adapt to a variety of inputs.

    Jul 1

    Now available: Media Encoder Premium for Azure Media Services

    Media Encoder Premium for Azure Media Services offers new and advanced encoding capabilities, including support for MXF and DVCPRO formats, in addition to 4K AVC, multilanguage audio, closed captioning, deinterlacing, and color conversion.

    May 2015

    May 29

    Media Services supports defining filters for your assets

    Media Services enables you to define filters based on customer's requests.

    May 27

    Hyperlapse for Azure Media Services available

    We’ve released Hyperlapse for Azure Media Services, which integrates Hyperlapse technology with a media processor in the cloud.

    May 27

    Public preview: Live Encoding for Azure Media Services

    This is a public preview of the same Live Encoding technology used to power digital coverage of large events such as Super Bowl XLIX and the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

    March 2015

    Mar 5

    Azure Media Services fully integrated with Azure CDN

    Azure Content Delivery Network integration with Azure Media Services provides point-and-click provisioning of edge services to speed your time to market and give your content global reach.

    Mar 5

    Public preview: Media Encoder Premium for Azure Media Services

    Media Encoder Premium for Azure Media Services offers new and advanced encoding capabilities, including support for MXF and DVCPRO formats, in addition to 4K AVC, multilanguage audio, closed captioning, deinterlacing, and color conversion.

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