Media content handled by the DaCast streaming service is done from a secure server with optimal protection for files hosted for on demand and playlist use. Additional protection is offered for monetization and network stability.
DaCast offers a complimentary service for hosting previously recorded media content used for video on demand and playlist streaming. Any file uploaded for VOD or playlist scheduler use is securely saved on the system, at no additional charge. These files can then be accessed by viewers at any time to enjoy high quality streaming content, while broadcasters doing playlist channels can cycle content in and out at their convenience.
Although the DaCast system can host vast quantities of large media files, the system itself is not a storage site. So uploaded content can be used at any time for video on demand and playlist use, but cannot be downloaded as a file. So if the broadcaster needs to edit the audiovisual in the future, keeping a backup copy is optimal.
Information used by viewers to pay for content over Pay-in-Play, a unique payment system that handles subscription and pay per view monetization directly from the player, is handled securely. Data processed is SSL encrypted, to prevent tampering or others from seeing the entered details. Furthermore, DaCast itself never stores critical information such as credit card data, ensuring these crucial details will never be compromised.
DaCast is supported by 24/7 network monitoring. This guarantees a reliable and secure service, where network issues are quickly recognized and corrected. Technical support is also provided to give additional help for platform issues or ways in which pre-existing code on websites and services might be interfering with embedded video codes.
Content hosted on DaCast is handled by a tier 1 CDN (Content Delivery Network), which has a global network of servers dedicated to streaming and hosting content. The physical servers are also protected by Raid 5 security to ensure that content won’t be lost when hosted, while streamed content will not be interrupted even in the instance of a server crash as the content will be redirected to another available server without disruption in the live streaming service.