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Akamai selects Encoding.com’s transcoding platform

Akamai is retiring its Media Services on Demand transcoding platform and is recommending its customers to transition over to Encoding.com before April 2019

Akamai has selected Encoding.com’s Cloud-based transcoding platform as a preferred partner for VoD transcoding.

Akamai is retiring its Media Services on Demand (MSoD) transcoding platform and is recommending its customers to transition over to Encoding.com before April 2019.

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 among others.

“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, 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”.

Encoding.com has integrated Akamai’s NetStorage to allow video content to move easily between the two platforms. Encoding.com has also implemented the exact same video profiles currently available within Akamai’s MSoD platform so customers can continue to produce video content for target web, mobile and set-top box platforms without any issues or interruptions. Customers can also instruct Encoding.com to deliver transcoded and packaged video content directly to the specific Akamai storage directories for immediate publishing.

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