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Bitmovin solutions on Microsoft Azure

September 10, 2019

Bitmovin, a specialist in cloud-based video streaming solutions, has announced Encoding and Player integration on Microsoft Azure. Azure customers can now use encoding and player solutions from Bitmovin to create highly customisable, secure streaming solutions for VoD and live streaming use cases.

By ensuring full interoperability of its player with streams from Azure Media Services, Bitmovin has simplified streaming video content to PCs, laptops, mobile devices, streaming sticks, consoles and Smart TVs.

Bitmovin Encoder and Player products easily enable any number of features that are commonly expected in SVoD and AVoD workflow setups and critical to the delivery of high-quality streaming experiences to viewers. By providing the majority of features out of the box, Bitmovin and Microsoft customers can deploy ready to use solutions quickly, reducing time to market and speeding up return on investment.

“With Microsoft Azure Media Services built entirely in the cloud, there are fantastic synergies between Azure and Bitmovin’s Encoding and Player solutions, for the delivery of cloud-based streaming and playout workflows, in a secure environment,” said Christopher Mueller, CTO, Bitmovin. “This integration opens up access to complementary services for Bitmovin and Microsoft customers alike, as they look to grow their customer base and make their content accessible to more viewers.”

Sudheer Sirivara, General Manager for Azure Media at Microsoft Corp, added: “Our customers are gaining direct access to a range of tools that make streaming video content to fragmented audiences around the world easier. These solutions from Bitmovin integrated into Microsoft Azure ensure that quality of service is consistent across all devices and platforms while simplifying the process of preparing content for all formats.”

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