Microsoft Previews Azure’s Live Streaming and Content Protection

Microsoft touts that it is now the only provider that offers live streaming as part of an end-to-end workflow. Live Streaming enables its customers to stream their own HD quality live events, and create live linear and live to video on demand (VOD) experiences. The company points out this is the same solution that delivered the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 to tens of millions of viewers globally. In other words, Azure customers are not getting some flaky new test service, but a tried and tested technology that has already met the scalability, uptime, and reliability requirements of massive live events. […] Microsoft has struck new partnerships with Telestream’s Wirecast, NewTek’s TriCaster, Cires21 and the widely-used JW Player. – Emil Protalinski,The Next Web
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