Microsoft Azure, Skype and Windows 8 help media companies easily create, deliver content

This week, at the National Association of Broadcasters’ 2014 NAB Show exhibition, Microsoft announced a new Microsoft Azure customer in FansChoice.TV, a critical industry partnership with video analytics Ooyala, a new Microsoft Azure secure delivery, and a new studio-grade solution for broadcasters from Skype called Skype TX.

These updates, along with other recent events like Microsoft Azure’s success streaming the 2014 Olympic Winter games, the new Office 365 Video Portal announced in March and blinkbox’s decision to migrate its video and content streaming to Microsoft Azure Media Services, prove that Microsoft is adapting to changing media consumption demands and helping companies of all sizes reach their media delivery goals, writes Bob De Haven, general manager for Microsoft’s Worldwide Communications & Media.

By taking advantage of Microsoft services like Skype and Azure Media Services, “companies are able to focus on what they do best, create incredible content for their audiences, while we take care of everything ‘behind-the-scenes,’” De Haven writes.

To read De Haven’s entire post, head over to the Vertical Industries blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff