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Jet-Stream, Unified Streaming collaborate, provide advanced video packaging

AMSTERDAM, June 25, 2024—Jet-Stream, a leading video streaming services provider (and early innovator in the streaming media space) and Unified Streaming, a leading video streaming software company, announce that they are teaming up to provide advanced video packaging for Jet-Stream’s enterprise customers.

Inside Jet-Stream’s Advanced Packaging solution sits Unified Packager, one of the core products from Unified Streaming. With this key piece of Unified software, Jet-Stream can provide its biggest clients more features, more flexibility, and more control.

Unified Packager also works well within Jet-Stream’s software stack, or set of software components.

The advanced packaging solution with Unified Packager inside enables Jet-Stream to address their customers’ use cases and needs quickly, and it provides customers more packaging video possibilities. For instance, customers can manage security settings and prepare content for streaming more favorably.

For now, Jet-Stream is integrating Unified Streaming tech for VOD (video on demand) use cases only. The company has signaled that it wishes to expand the role of Unified Packager soon so that it can work within Jet-Stream’s live streaming and DVR (digital video recorder) workflows, too.

How the Jet-Stream and Unified Streaming relationship benefits customers

With Unified Packager, Jet-Stream customers can custom package their video, giving them agility, choice, and full control over their media assets’ settings.

Prior to the integration of Unified Packager, Jet-Stream customers customized videos for an entire video library. Thanks to Jet-Stream’s advanced packaging solution (aided by Unified Streaming tech), Jet-Stream customers can now particularly target their packaging needs. They can customize videos per video title. Multiple packages per asset, based on a user’s device and location, are possible.

Also, having Unified Packager in Jet-Stream workflows allows the company’s customers to update their content later on, if they wish. Services and platforms may add multiple languages to an asset, change DRM settings, and so on.

Other improvements include the ability to change the “chunk” (collection of video segments) size for short-form videos, like trailers or pre-rolls, that optimize media startup. All told, the new solution will allow the biggest customers of Jet-Stream to enhance their video streaming packaging processes.

Here is a diagram showing Unified Packager at work for VOD packaging.

The two companies

Jet-Stream and Unified Streaming, both based in The Netherlands, have helped streaming industry customers and viewers around the world meet their growing requirements, expectations, and demands, for years.

“Together with Unified Streaming we helped several of our customers build complex workflows involving DRM, playout on very old devices (like old TV sets), and migrating video from AMS to the Jet-Stream Cloud,” said Jet-Stream CTO Joshua Peper. “The direct communication between Jet-Stream and Unified Streaming is key during large projects.”

“We were very happy to collaborate with Jet-Stream on their advanced packaging solution,” said Unified Streaming CEO Dirk Griffioen. “By integrating our technology, Jet-Stream empowers broadcasters and OTT providers with high flexibility and control. Now, delivering a fully personalized viewing experience for every viewer, in any language, on any device, is effortless.”

About Jet-Stream

Jet-Stream is a European leader in streaming services, offering high-end customizable streaming workflow orchestration tools for live streaming, VOD hosting, transcoding, packaging, multilingual audio and subtitles, multi-CDN, DRM, access control, media security, analytics, and video players.

With 30 years of experience in streaming innovation, operation, consulting and services, Jet-Stream runs its own European cloud, reducing operational load and costs while supporting up to 8K streaming. Jet-Stream’s infrastructure, purpose-built for media, allows broadcasters, enterprises, sports clubs, and events to integrate complex workflows in minutes, enhancing efficiency and reliability.

With hundreds of medium and large direct customers and partners like Vodafone, Daimler Mercedes-Benz, Deutsche Bahn, Ajax, HBO, and the European Union, Jet-Stream is on a mission to stream audio and video to inspire people, foster global connectivity, and empower organizations with sustainable revenue models to share knowledge and creativity worldwide.

About Unified Streaming

Unified Streaming is a creator of world-class streaming technologies and an authority in defining industry-advancing standards and specifications.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Amsterdam, Unified Streaming leads the new wave of content aggregation, providing tools for dynamic and static packaging, capture, and enhanced playlist technology. By building stable and innovative software, Unified Streaming helps customers solve complex streaming challenges in a fast-paced, continuously evolving industry.

The company’s stable streaming solutions are deployed not just to unlock creative new ways for customers to personalize, protect, and repurpose content, but also to create value.

With over 140 broadcasters, telcos, streaming platforms, content creators, and ecosystem partners worldwide, Unified Streaming produces software that is under the hood of the largest and best-known streaming platforms and services. Every day, customers count on Unified Streaming to enable delivery of outstanding personalized experiences to their viewers, on any internet-connected device, anywhere in the world.

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