IIS Smooth Streaming is a form of dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP for delivering live and on-demand content that adjusts video quality automatically and scales on CDNs. It's designed for the delivery of HD 1080p media experiences. thePlatform is also using Transform Manager, a server-side transformation engine built into IIS Media Services, to streamline production workflow for content companies by enabling solutions such as encoding once and simultaneously delivering multiple formats.
Comcast is the first company to combine Microsoft PlayReady and IIS Smooth Streaming technology with thePlatform's video management services, as part of Comcast's Xfinity TV service. The technologies are integrated as part of the On Demand video streaming feature on the iPad.