Video Streaming Service Partners

DaCast works with a variety of video streaming service partners. This includes Akamai CDN to deliver live streaming video at the best quality, encoding software and hardware to enable complete video hosting capabilities as well as other top players in the video streaming industry.

 

Partnerships

 

Akamai – DaCast is a NetAlliance partner with Akamai. It is the largest and best CDN (Content Delievery Networks) available. Through this partnership they offer incredibly reliable streaming to DaCast and its broadcasters. Akamai is used for “All Device”/HTML5 streaming along with video on demand and playlist playback.

 

Encoding.com – The world’s largest video encoding service. Encoding.com handles transcoding of unsupported video file formats into the most popular types. This allows unsupported files like WMVs and AVIs to play over the DaCast service.

 

AWS – AWS, Amazon Web Services, offers strong, secure and scalable cloud computing services. DaCast has built its infrastructure using AWS cloud computing services. With a powerful database and worldwide presence, it allows DaCast to do a continuous monitoring of its instances and provide its customers with a stable and powerful streaming environment.

 

SRT Alliance – Founded by Haivision and Wowza, SRT Alliance aims to overcome the challenges of low latency video streaming. This includes the support of a free and open source secure video transport protocol that will accelerate innovation through collaborative development by the members of the Alliance. As a member of the SRT Alliance, DaCast collaborates with its other members in finding the best ways to offer low latency streaming solutions.

 

Cleeng – Cleeng offers paywall services including a multi languages and currencies paywall and lead capture. Among their customers are Foxtel, Sky, Sinclair Broadcaster Group and Golden Boy Promotions. Through a partnership with Cleeng, DaCast is integrated inside their platform, allowing DaCast and Cleeng customers to launch a paid live events in just a few clicks.

 

InPlayer – InPlayer is a digital asset monetization platform offering a secure paywall to monetize your OTT video content worldwide. DaCast and InPlayer are working together to ensure professional publishers have access to both high quality monetization tools and high performing streaming services.

 

AmpLive – AmpLive is a live streaming distribution platform that multiplies audiences and guarantees live viewers. Partner sites for AmpLive include powerhouses such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and TechCrunch. Through a partnership with AmpLive, DaCast offers his broadcasters a special access to their platform and the ability to skyrocket their audience.

 

Telestream – Telestream creates the powerful and popular software based Wirecast encoder. The encoder allows for multiple camera switching, diverse source use and also IP camera inputs at the Pro level. Through a partnership with Telestream, DaCast is integrated inside the encoder, allowing for quick login to begin broadcasting through the software.

 

vMix – vMix has developed a wide suite of encoders and other products aimed at improving and complimenting the broadcasting experience. At the software level, they have several offerings for their encoder, including a 4K capable version that can output content in super high definition. Through a partnership with vMix, DaCast is integrated inside version 16 and higher of the encoder, making it easy to login and begin broadcasting from directly inside the software.

 

VidBlasterX – VidBlasterX is a RTMP-compatible encoding software that allows you to stream to most of the streaming platforms. Its main specificity is its modular design, allowing you to fully customize the interface of the software. It also comes with video editing features. Through a partnership with VidBlasterX, DaCast is integrated inside the encoder, allowing you to start broadcasting your live event in few minutes.

 

OBS Studio – OBS Studio is a free, open source video streaming software ideal for first time streamers. Based on the open source project, DaCast has developed its custom version of OBS Studio that simplifies setup and use for streaming with DaCast. Through this customization of the software, DaCast streamers can login into their DaCast account directly in the interface to select their live channels with just a login key.

 

About DaCast Services and its Partners

DaCast is a fully integrated streaming platform. Utilizing its partnerships, DaCast offers broadcasters a complete package right after sign up. This includes a direct access to the powerful Akamai CDN network at a very competitive price. Live streams are delivered in HLS format, allowing mobile delivery. Worldwide streaming is possible thanks to multiple points of presence. These points of presence are servers located throughout the globe.

The system has a wide range of additional, built in features as well. This includes a paywall with Pay Per View and subscription monetization. This paywall is built into the player. Transactions are handled through a combination of working with Stripe and PayPal. These offer viewers a process to purchase and also the include broadcaster merchant account. For additional features, DaCast has a partnership with a paywall provider to ensure all broadcasters find the solution that fits their business needs.

On top of live streaming services, DaCast also specializes in providing a hosting platform for video on demand. The system supports MP4 files encoded with H.264 video and AAC audio. Files in different formats can be directly transcoded on our platform (we use encoding.com for this service). This allows virtually any video or audio file to be usable over the service.