Unified Origin enables online broadcasters and video service providers to stream their live and VOD content from one unified source to multiple clients and devices. Broadcasters and video providers can ingest video in a single format and package it on-the-fly to all the common streaming formats that are used today, including HLS, MPEG-DASH, HDS and HSS. It supports all the major DRM systems (Adobe Access, FairPlay, Marlin, PlayReady and Widevine), timed metadata (including SCTE-35 for ad insertion), and accessibility features, such as captions and subtitles. AVC, HEVC, HDR and Dolby Vision are also compatible.
Commenting on the development, Simon Westbroek, VP global sales at Unified Streaming, said: “Unified Streaming has been providing expert software to some of the biggest broadcasters in the world for close to a decade now and we’re very excited to open up Unified Origin to a much wider variety of customers.
“More and more streaming companies want to take ownership of their video workflows. To be successful, they need flexibility in a way that is quick to launch and cost-effective, while delivering a broadcast-quality experience. Unified Origin delivers this and we’re looking forward to further expanding our product offering on Microsoft Azure”.
Veronica Labad, channel sales – Azure at Microsoft, added: “Many streaming providers prefer to take a look at the Marketplace first to build their streaming workflows with best-in-class modules.
“They get the best components for their requirements. With Unified Origin, that is especially the case with its history of supporting the likes of BBC, Disney, and HBO”.