Customers using Media Services on Azure today
Integrated end-to-end media workflow
Don’t worry about integrating multiple technologies and products. With Windows Azure Media Services, you can build end-to-end media workflows and reduce the costs associated with integrating multiple products and providers. Choose services from either Microsoft or its partners that are integrated and ready to use.
Expand your business globally
Enable your business to expand and reach a global audience by leveraging the global footprint of Windows Azure and media services. Forget about investing in infrastructure. You can spin up resources around the globe whenever you need them, and switch it all off when you’re done. You only pay for what you need, when you need it.
On demand transcoding
Use the cloud service to transcode your videos. Rely on our managed global data centers to transcode your media assets without having to plan for capacity spikes or worry about idle datacenters. Use Microsoft transcoders or one of our integrated partner encoders.
Protect your premium media assets
Deliver premium content with DRM protection and secure storage. Your assets are protected with storage encryption during upload, and with schemes like Playready and AES encryption during playback.
Easily reach multiple devices
The most cost effective way to reach any device anywhere. Transcode once and deliver in multiple formats. Our streaming service supports real-time dynamic packaging to HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Smooth Streaming, and MPEG-DASH. Progressive downloads deliver the best format for the devices your customers are using. Use dynamic packaging to save on storage costs by storing a single copy of your content.
Monetize your media
Integrate overlays, pre-rolls, mid-rolls and post-rolls into your content. Our services workflow and player frameworks let you use any ad server, easily integrate across devices, and provide reports on the consumption of advertisements so you can measure your returns.
Premium video on demand services
Everything you need to operate your own video on demand (VOD) service. Windows Azure Media Services includes all the tools and services you’ll need to handle media processing, delivery, and consumption.
Online Video Platform (OVP)
Build or scale your Online Video Platform and Content Management System (CMS) by integrating with Azure Media Services. Leverage pre-built and ready-to-use services like encoding, packaging and streaming--in any format to any device. Future-proof your service platform by choosing from integrated first- or third-party services. Grow your business worldwide by leveraging the global footprint of Azure Media Services while saving costs and gaining scale.
"We chose Microsoft because of its reputation for delivering an end-to-end experience"
Microsoft and NBC sports team up to deliver sports programming across multiple platforms
Deliver end-to-end media solutions
Use Microsoft or 3rd party extensions to easily build secure end-to-end media workflows, from content ingestion through encoding, packaging, and protection. Target multiple devices including Web, Windows, Android, iOS, TV, game consoles, and more.
Try it out: Process a sample video
Start developing with Windows Azure Media Services
This tutorial gets you started by introducing some Media Services basics, and then walks you through setting up a project, uploading and encoding your content, testing it, and playing back a sample media file. You’ll get the code samples you need to get you up and running in minutes. Learn how
Build Media Applications with these powerful services
Sign-up now and get $200 in Windows Azure credits Start today