Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS – 4th of December, 2014
Dailymotion, one of the biggest video platforms in the world (128 million monthly unique visitors *) has selected Unified Streaming, a leading provider of cross-platform streaming technologies, for its live streaming Platform. Dailymotion provides a wide range of Live content such as Gaming tournaments, 24 hours news or cultural events. (* Source comScore Videometrix 2014)
Dailymotion is very well adapted to the trend of online interaction with its community and offers a great variety of content from users, independent creators and premium partners across all digital devices. It provides HD video in a fast, easy-to-use online service.
Due to significant increase in demand for live streaming, Dailymotion decided to design a new live platform more scalable and reliable. For the new live platform, which is mostly developed in-house, Dailymotion required high performance streaming software with small footprint. Rigorous testing of Unified Streaming software showed that it could handle hundreds of simultaneous ingest streams under various conditions, which is one of the reasons Dailymotion chose Unified Streaming software. Dailymotion now has a future proof, multi-functional, performance optimized live platform that can ingest a variety of formats but also offers protection of live streams using DRM.
Both parties are very pleased with the current results and they expect more to come due to their ongoing development.
“Scalability, reliability and robustness are the key when it comes to Live streaming. Unified Streaming software met all these requirements and that’s why we chose Unified Streaming solution to be part of our Live Platform. Unified Streaming team has been very receptive to our needs and suggestion and it’s a pleasure to work with them” says Vincent Colombet, Live Project Manager at Dailymotion.
“We are very proud to work with Dailymotion, it again proves that our technology is capable to provide a scalable, flexible and high performance streaming solution. We are looking forward to keep contributing to Dailymotion’s live platform in the future,” says Simon Westbroek, VP Global Sales Unified Streaming.
With 128 million monthly unique visitors (comScore, 2014) on its website, almost 300 million of people who have seen a video through its video player monthly (sitecatalyst, 2014) and over 2.5 billion video views every month, Dailymotion is the biggest video platform and the most popular European site – across all categories – in the world according to comScore. Dailymotion offers an international catalogue of tens of millions of HD videos across all digital devices (computers, mobile devices, connected TVs and tablets) and thanks to its partnerships from all over the world, provides free access to live content such as cultural events, sport competitions or breaking news as it happens, and allows its users to watch free or on-demand movies, series or creative and exclusive. Dailymotion is available around the world in 18 different languages and 35 localized versions featuring local home pages and local content.
For further information, please visit www.dailymotion.com
About Unified Streaming
Unified Streaming is a leading provider of cross-platform video-streaming technologies. Dedicated to helping companies create and execute smart video-streaming technologies, Unified Streaming products are in operation around the world, with customers ranging from broadcast networks and online content distributors to small companies and webcasters. Unified Streaming solutions fit into existing frameworks (Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, Nginx), thus, allowing for greater return on existing investment. Unified Streaming (USP) provides streaming from one encode simultaneously to multiple players and devices. In combination with various DRM technologies, this enables Unified Streaming customers to significantly reduce delivery cost and boost time to market, in order to address a broader audience.