NAB 2019: Verizon Digital Media Services, Microsoft Azure Team Up for Global Streaming Platform

April 15, 2019

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Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) (Booth SU3605) is working with Microsoft to deliver a simpler way for broadcasters, content owners or streaming services to deliver high-quality, ultra-personalized viewing experiences on Microsoft Azure. Soon customers will be able to use the full implementation of the VDMS’ enterprise-grade streaming product, on Azure, in combination with the full range of Azure services to offer simplification and support to any broadcaster or content provider. The new offering will support the accelerated consumption of online media and over the top (OTT) services, with video predicted to account for 82% of consumer Internet traffic by 2022.

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Rakuten TV (previously known as Wuaki.tv) is a video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service within the Rakuten's services group family, offering thousands of hours of high quality movies and TV series for subscription (only in Spain) rental and purchase. Rakuten TV’s extensive catalogue includes content from major Hollywood studios including Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and local distributors and independent labels, giving consumers access to new releases, blockbusters, classic movies, local independent movies and TV series on the device of their choosing. Rakuten TV’s content can be streamed to Internet-connected PCs, laptops, Chromecast, gaming consoles, tablets, iPhones and Smart TVs.

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