Microsoft Azure Team Showcases New Features At IBC 2015

Yesterday at IBC 2015, Microsoft Azure team announced several key Azure services.

Yesterday at IBC 2015, Microsoft Azure team announced several key Azure services including Live Encoding, Live sub-clipping and archive extraction, and Google Widevine support Content Protection. The news was announced by Sudheer Sirivara, Director of Azure Media Services at Microsoft.

From the announcement:

Today at IBC in Amsterdam, we are thrilled to announce key new services, certifications and partnerships that further enable end-to-end cloud based media workflows, from camera to viewer.

Features announced includes

Live Encoding with delivery in MPEG-DASH, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Apple HLS, or Adobe HDS formats can be combined with dynamic packaging, dynamic encryption, sub-clipping, dynamic manifest manipulation, ad-marker insertion, and near-seamless live/on-demand capabilities to build comprehensive live and cloud DVR workflows.

Media Encoder Standard now includes support for extracting sub-clips and has the ability to extract live archives as MP4s for subsequent syndication.

Google Widevine now supported for content protection in addition to AES 128-bit clear key encryption and Microsoft PlayReady DRM content protection services.

With new support for Widevine DRM, the Azure Media Player can now playback encrypted video content in Google Chrome with Widevine through HTML5 and Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers with PlayReady or AES.

Azure Media Indexer adds Custom Language Models that lets you use relevant text documents to augment the internal dictionary (language model) for the duration of your job.

Azure Media Service has focused on delivering protected and secure content by with the Content Delivery and Security Association’s (CDSA) Content Protection and Security Program (CPS) certification.