Unified Streaming’s server-side content remixing solution launches at IBC
September 9, 2016
Unified Streaming, a forerunner in smart video streaming technologies, is proud to launch Unified Remix, an elegant solution to help content owners monetize their content.
Unified Remix supports many exciting use-cases, such as live-to-VoD (separating live ingest from playout), archive-to-VoD (infinite live archiving), live scheduling (rotating 24/7 playlists) or even server-side ad insertion.
Furthermore, streams can be personalized on any level. From a personalized stream for every viewer, streams to groups of viewers (e.g. based on geo-location, subscription model), and even a single stream for all viewers to for instance insert a bumper. Just think of Unified Remix as a just-in-time video-editing suite.
Unified Remix overcomes the challenges introduced by manifest manipulation. Manifest manipulation requires bespoke changes to encoders and origin servers as well as manifest modifications for each and every delivery format typically using client SDKs that are complicated to maintain. And there is always that nagging uncertainty: will players, web browsers and TVs be able to play the stream from the manipulated manifest?
Mix once, play everywhere
Unified Remix is taking a revolutionary approach by stitching content upstream from the origin server. Resolving a playlist created by a call into an ad network, a rule set or by CMS generation, Unified Remix creates a reference MP4 file for Unified Origin to use as source. Unified Origin then creates a single stream from the reference MP4. This means players do not see any discontinuity: the stream functions as though it has a single origin and a single timeline and best of all Unified Remix works everywhere.
“We are fanatics about creating multi-platform streaming solutions, and Unified Remix is no exception,” says Unified Streaming CTO Arjen Wagenaar. “It is designed to serve many use cases and stream to all platforms without introducing additional complexity.”