Advanced Television

uCast media distribution platform powered by Microsoft Azure

April 22, 2018

uCast, a leading media platform for distribution and monetization of content globally, has selected Microsoft Azure as an exclusive cloud provider to offer a state-of-the-art, worldwide cloud infrastructure for next generation media monetization platform.

Azure provides a highly scalable, global platform leveraging key technologies such as Media Services, Serverless computing, AI, and a host of real-time analytics and business management services to enhance and strengthen uCast’s capabilities With data-centers spanning the globe, high compliance standards and advanced analytics, Azure will enable the uCast platform to be scalable, global, secure, and data-driven.

“Moving forward, uCast’s turnkey platform powered by Microsoft Azure’s world-class cloud-based presence will make for a more efficient string of content streaming services assisting our multiple business models for clients,” said Kanaan Jemili, COO of uCast. “Available worldwide, our platform will make it easier to work with vendors and monetize content across the board for SVOD, AVOD, TVOD and Linear TV.”

uCast currently powers services such as Qello Concerts, Stadium and Acorn TV. The platform provides a comprehensive video “monetization-in-box” solution for content owners giving them control of their business and knowledge of their customer, with minimal capital investment.

“We are delighted to have uCast as a partner for OTT solutions on Microsoft’s intelligent cloud platform leveraging the breadth and depth of Azure infrastructure and platform services including Azure Media Services and Media Intelligence platform.“ said Sudheer Sirivara, General Manager for Azure Media Services at Microsoft.

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