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LeaseWeb Bundles Video Transcoding Services with its Next-Generation CDN

Fully custom in-house transcoding solution designed for rapid deployment and lower costs.

9 September 2016 – Amsterdam, NL – LeaseWeb, one of the world’s largest hosting brands, has launched a new cloud-based video transcoding service for customers of its next-generation CDN. LeaseWeb announced the new service at IBC2016, the premier global content delivery event.

“LeaseWeb transcoding offers on-the-fly conversion of streaming media to all video platforms, automatically encoding formats and adjusting bitrates to ensure the highest-quality viewing experience on any device,” said Julien Lehmann, product manager, LeaseWeb CDN B.V. “LeaseWeb developed a fully custom in-house solution designed to meet the precise transcoding needs of our video streaming customers. We housed it in the LeaseWeb cloud, which allows us to reduce customer costs while also deploying and scaling very quickly to meet changing needs.”

LeaseWeb’s transcoding centers capture live feeds via IP using TCP or RTMP protocol, converting them for adaptive streaming. Transcoding provides file-based conversion to hundreds of web and broadcast codecs:

  • Input Codecs & Formats: MPEG-2 Transport Stream (M2TS), MPEG/H.262, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-2 AAC, Dolby Digital, MPEG Audio
  • Output Codecs & Formats: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Adobe® HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), Microsoft® Smooth, MPEG-DASH

The LeaseWeb CDN offers hardware and network optimization expertise with a strong focus on lowering costs. Globally-distributed, high-performance SuperPoPs are connected to a state-of-the-art network, with content stored on edge nodes for quick delivery to end users. To ensure proximity to customer events, the transcoding centers are located inside LeaseWeb data centers in Amsterdam, Singapore, Frankfurt and Washington DC. 

LeaseWeb transcoding solution is available with “pay as you go” pricing based on usage. There are no advanced commitments and services are billed at actual usage. All content is secured, fully redundant, and backed by 24/7 monitoring and technical support. 

Earlier this year, DJ Hardwell delivered a 'world first' fan experience in dance music using livetranscoding and offering a high-performance video streaming in VR quality to any device, anywhere in the world, and now LeaseWeb has launched the service globally.

To learn more about LeaseWeb transcoding services, see https://www.leaseweb.com/en/products-services/cdn/multi-cdn or listen to the short podcast created with Julien Lehmann.