Akamai taps Encoding.com for VOD transcoding

Akamai has named Encoding.com as its preferred partner for Akamai customers transitioning its video on demand (VOD) transcoding services ...

Akamai has named Encoding.com as its preferred partner for Akamai customers transitioning its video on demand (VOD) transcoding services. With Akamai retiring its Media Services On Demand (MSOD) transcoding, the company is recommending that its customers transition to Encoding.com's cloud-based transcoding platform before April.

"As Akamai continues to focus on product leadership and innovation in high-performance content delivery, we're ending MSOD, our complementary VOD transcoding product, and working with existing customers to transition to Encoding.com for those services," said Shawn Michels, director, Media Product Management, at Akamai. "Encoding.com has worked with Akamai for several years and is closely integrated with the Akamai NetStorage and Adaptive Media Delivery products to ensure a smooth transition path for our customers."

Current Akamai MSOD customers will have access to Encoding.com's suite of capabilities with micro-services encompassing video transcoding as well as packaging, automated QC, DRM, dynamic ad insertion and stream conditioning, forensic watermarking, Nielsen support and programmatic editing features.

"Video is a critical medium for businesses across many verticals, but especially those in the entertainment industry," says Jeff Malkin, president at Encoding.com. "We are thrilled to work closely with market leader Akamai in providing customers with a best-of-breed solutions and seamless transition."

Encoding.com has integrated Akamai's NetStorage to allow video content to move easily between the two platforms. Encoding.com has also implemented the same video profiles currently available within Akamai's MSOD platform. Customers can also instruct Encoding.com to deliver transcoded and packaged video content directly to specific Akamai storage directories for immediate publishing.

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