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Verizon Media Platform Update:
Catch up on some of the biggest platform update news of the year.
Click on the links below for the latest news, developments, features, and enhancements to the Verizon Media Platform. If you have any additional questions, fill out the form on the right.
Network Growth: Ending 2020 at 120 Tbps
Despite global COVID-19 restrictions, we were still able to deploy network capacity to keep delivering massive volumes of digital content. We turned on more than a dozen new PoPs across North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. New processes and procedures enabled us to deploy 35 Tbps of new server capacity and over 30 Tbps of new network egress capacity.
Video: The team behind the teams
Live event streaming became even more important in 2020. Watch this behind the scenes video to learn how our Live Event Operations team manages the streaming workflow to help ensure you deliver memorable viewer experiences like the Super Bowl every day of the year. Discover the possibilities of live events and how Verizon Media can help you deliver more of them to your viewers.
OTT Innovation Showcase webinar recording
Even though NAB was canceled this year due to COVID-19, we hosted a webinar featuring our latest products and features to help you capture audiences everywhere. Watch the recording to get up to speed on new capabilities that can help you deliver innovative experiences that drive growth.
New Slicer features for improved availability and reliability
In 2020 more viewers turned to streaming services for their information and entertainment. We released these new Slicer features to enable you to increase your streaming workflow availability and reliability so you can keep up with all the demand and deliver a great viewer experience.
- Managed Slicer Service: Handoff your video signal to a fully managed Slicer in a data center colocation PoP, or in the cloud, eliminating the need to purchase, provision, manage and maintain on-premise equipment.
- Slicer Failover: Configure standby Slicers in Active/Active or Hot/Hot failover groups to ensure a highly available and fault-tolerant ingest workflow.
- Slicer Monitoring Service: This real-time monitoring system is built to detect and alert when there are issues with content upload and ingest so you can deliver a high-quality streaming experience.
Monetize your service with these innovations
To monetize your streaming service, you need to expand your reach, deliver a high-quality ad experience, and maximize ad yields. These innovations help you reach your monetization goals.
Syndication Publishing is a great tool to easily extend reach and build audiences by publishing linear streams to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch or by creating custom distribution feeds to platforms that accept RTMP/RTMPS.
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Ad Profile Matching
When ads and content are encoded differently, it can disrupt the viewing experience. To overcome playback issues caused by mismatched video and audio quality, we’ve introduced Ad Profile Matching. This capability automatically matches the encoding profiles of ads and programs to guarantee broadcast-quality streams and ensure consistent quality as viewers transition between ad breaks and content. Ad Profile Matching is automatically activated for all customers using Smartplay.
Smartplay Prebid enhances our server-side ad insertion capability. Prebid technology disrupts the traditional method of buying and selling ads to drive up ad yield. Smartplay customers using Prebid fully understand the value of their content because Prebid puts price transparency, visibility and control back into content owners’ hands, not behind walled gardens. This new solution comes with turnkey Prebid server integrations making it easy to get started. Reach out to your account manager or schedule time to walk through the solution now.
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Understanding edge compute
The hot technology topic of 2020 was edge compute. But what exactly does it mean? And should you use it in your application architecture? To shed some light on this topic, read the two blogs we’ve listed below.
Self-service application security certification
In June, we announced a powerful new tool that empowers you to self-manage your certificates and deploy certificates on our global network within minutes. Plus, we now support Extended Validation (EV) certificates, representing the highest standard of trust. This is in addition to the Domain Validation (DV) and Organization Validation (OV) certificates we launched earlier this year as part of the Certificate Provisioning Service (CPS).
New Managed Web Security report
In 2020 we debuted our Managed Web Security report to help you learn more about the latest cyber threat trends and best practices for protecting your business. Catch up on what you missed and then contact us to learn how we can help protect your applications and web sites.