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Telestream, Unified Streaming partner on new platform

Companies join forces to create a live-streaming platform with extended format and digital rights management support

Telestream has partnered with Unified Streaming to create a live-streaming platform with extended format and digital rights management support.

Telestream will offer Unified Streaming’s Origin as an option to its Lightspeed Live Stream system. The combined solution provides just-in-time packaging of Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streams (HDS), Apple HTTP Live Streams (HLS), Microsoft Smooth Streams (MSS) and MPEG-DASH formats, coupled with comprehensive DRM support and server-side ad insertion capabilities.

“Unified Origin is an industry standard well-known to the major content delivery networks, and we’ve worked closely with the Unified team to create a tight integration with our Lightspeed Live Stream encoder,” said Paul Turner, vice president of product management, Telestream. “Customers can be assured that the performance, scalability and flexibility of our combined offering will be the absolute best in the business.

“Both Telestream and Unified Streaming have a reputation for building bullet-proof systems that can be trusted and relied upon by the largest broadcasters and CDNs in the world 24/7/365. This partnership builds on those reputations while offering our customers exciting new capabilities to enhance their revenues.”

As part of the integration, Telestream’s Lightspeed Live Stream encoder sends an enhanced, high-quality, multi-bitrate common base format to Unified Origin. This enables the Origin to create any type of playout package required including encryption or DRM in real time, on demand.

Simon Westbroek, vice president of global sales, Unified Streaming, added: “We’re happy to be partnering with Telestream to deliver such a high-quality solution. It allows us to offer a best of breed solution with a single point of contact.

“Lightspeed Live Stream is an incredibly powerful streaming encoder with a small footprint that pairs perfectly with our Origin.”