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Out of Azure? Go Backscreen!

 Norberts Osītis

February 6, 2024

Microsoft's Azure Media Services has been a go-to for many when it comes to encoding, storing, and streaming video content. It has provided a trusted cloud platform that supports on-demand and live streaming services suitable for businesses of all sizes. Its shutdown on June 30, 2024, is the opportunity to discover and migrate to a platform that aligns with the future of video streaming and hosting. That's where Backscreen steps in. 

As you face this transition, you might be concerned about migrating your content securely, ensuring zero downtime, and finding a service with comparable or better features. We've been there, and that's why Backscreen is committed to making your migration as seamless as possible. 

Why Choose Backscreen? 

Everything You Need in One Place: Backscreen is a comprehensive ecosystem. From Media Asset Management (MAM), a fully customizable player, global CDN, and transcoding services, to easy integrations, simple trimming tools, and auto-publishing features – Backscreen harmonizes these elements within a single, cohesive interface. 

API-First Design: Easy API integration is part of the Backscreen design. Connecting your systems is straightforward, enabling automation and more efficient workflows. The robust API comes with extensive documentation. 

User-Friendly Interface: The intuitive dashboard and user interface make it easy for you to upload, manage, and analyze your video content without needing in-depth technical expertise. 

CDN Quality: Backscreen uses the same CDN as Azure, ensuring you continue to enjoy the same caliber of quality, stability, and expansive region coverage you've grown accustomed to. 

Smart and Secure: Backscreen offers comprehensive analytics to help you understand your audience better and tailor your content accordingly. The enterprise-grade security features, including DRM and access control, secure your content from piracy. 

Stable Partner: Backscreen is backed by Telia, one of the major international telecommunication groups. The company has a well-established customer base to sustain its operations. It has been on the market for a decade with practically zero churn. 

Seamless Migration and Integration: The journey to Backscreen is one of ease and assurance. Migrate with confidence, knowing we provide precise documentation and support to map out and execute each step of the process. 

Transparent and Competitive Pricing 

Quality doesn't have to break the bank. Our pricing structure is competitive and transparent, with no hidden fees, ensuring you get the best value for your investment. 

 Real-time usage dashboard and quota notifications put you in control of your spending. 

 Payment can be based on credit cards to minimize the operational hassle. 

 Seamless Migration: How Backscreen Supports You 

  • Personalized Migration Plan: We start with a consultation to understand your specific needs and create a tailored migration plan that minimizes disruptions to your services. 
  • Data Transfer Assistance: Our team helps you securely transfer all of your existing content from Azure Media Services to Backscreen with end-to-end encryption during the process. 
  • Integration Support: Backscreen is built to integrate seamlessly with your existing systems and workflows, ensuring that the switch is as smooth as can be. 
  • Technical Support and Training: We provide comprehensive technical support and training to your team, ensuring you're fully equipped to use our platform from day one. 

 Backscreen is poised to not just be a replacement for Azure Media Services but to be an upgrade that helps you unlock the full potential of your video content. 

 Ready to make the switch? Contact us today to start your migration to Backscreen. Our team is eager to welcome you and help pave the way for your content's bright future. 

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