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Managed Azure Media Services

What is Media Services?

Deliver any media, on virtually any device, anywhere...with the power of the Azure cloud. Create end-to-end media workflows with flexible and highly scalable encoding, packaging, and distribution services using Microsoft Azure Media Services. Securely upload, store, encode and package video or audio content for both on-demand and live streaming delivery to a wide array of TV, PC and mobile device endpoints. Learn more about putting Broadcast Quality Video Workflows in the Cloud

Encode, store, and stream audio and video at scale

With Azure Media Services, you can build comprehensive end-to-end media workflows and reduce the costs associated with integrating multiple products and providers. Choose services from Microsoft and its partners that are already integrated and ready to use.

Live Streaming and Video on Demand

Everything you need to operate your own cloud based video platform for live events and video on demand (VOD). Microsoft Azure Media Services includes all the tools and services you'll need to handle media processing, delivery, and consumption.

Industry-Leading Content Protection

Your assets are well protected with encrypted during upload, while at rest in storage, and during playback with Microsoft PlayReady Digital Rights Management (DRM) or AES encryption.

Fast and Cost-Effective Encoding

Leverage our Basic, Standard, and Premium encoding reserved units to tailor encoding speeds specifically to the requirements of your workflow. Take advantage of our Azure Media Encoder that supports a wide variety of studio-grade input and output file formats and is charged based on output GBs. Media Encoder Premium advanced encoding capabilities, including support for MPEG-2 TS, MXF, and DVCPRO formats, as well as 4K AVC, multi-language audio, closed captioning, deinterlacing, and color conversion.

CDN with Global Reach

Azure CDN allows you to deliver high-bandwidth content to end-users around the world with low latency and high availability via a robust network of global data centers.

Deliver to hundreds of millions of device end points

Target all of today's most popular client devices types including Windows, Android, and iOS PCs, tablets, smartphones, plus TV, game consoles, and more.

Fast Ingest Options & Dynamic Packaging

Upload assets quickly with support for UDP or physically ship hard drives. Optimize storage by encoding to multi-bitrate MP4 and delivering to all formats on the fly – storing only single copy of your content.

Wide reach with Player frameworks and SDKs

You can reach your customers on most popular platforms and devices with Player frameworks, sample players and SDKs from Microsoft.

Robust partner ecosystem

An extensible platform enhanced by well-known third party media technologies that have been optimized for the cloud and integrated for scalability and unified billing.


Pay only for what you use and scale easily and reliably to match usage to actual demand. Meet burst or peak demand without the expense of spinning-up encoding units and reduce upfront and ongoing IT expenditures.

Advanced Content Indexing

Make your media files more accessible, discoverable and valuable using the Azure Media Services Indexer. Indexer can quickly index your media library to later search for keywords, phrases, or clips and create closed caption files.

Streamlined Video Content Management

Easily store, encode and manage your Media Services video content using our user-friendly management solution.

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