KKStream Takes TV Broadcasters Into a New Era of Digital Storytelling

Stepping out of Taiwan and straight into Japan, established in 2016, KKStream took charge of KKBOX’s bold transition from music to video streaming. In 2021, KKStream integrated its expertise in consulting services, AI and streaming technology and released BlendVision, a complete suite of video streaming products designed to meet the needs of the modern-day content publisher. The launch of BlendVision introduces a groundbreaking business model called “Streaming as a Service” which not only provides flexible and modular product solutions for all industries to adopt the world-leading streaming technology, but also works as a driving force for new forms of online media.

 

With 49 million subscribers, KDDI is one of Japan’s largest telecommunications companies. In addition to telecommunications services, KDDI also offers VideoPass, a video streaming service that allows subscribers to watch movies and TV shows on demand.

 

The first challenge KDDI faced was to migrate VideoPass to a new streaming platform provider. They needed a partner with cutting-edge technology but also understood the streaming market. They chose BlendVision’s Enterprise solution, powered by KKStream.

 

KKStream seamlessly migrated KDDI’s entire subscriber base onto a new BlendVision powered platform in less than two months without disrupting user experience. Additionally, to provide the best protection possible to the copyright of digital content, KKStream supports comprehensive DRM solutions recognized by five major international studios, who are assured to have their content streamed on the platforms with BlendVision.

 

VideoPass has achieved remarkable business growth since working with KKStream from 2015. VideoPass’s revenue increased significantly, and the number of daily active users are 1.5 times higher than before. In 2020, KDDI established a joint venture with TV Asahi, and rebranded VideoPass to an advanced streaming service “TELASA”.

 

“KKStream is not just a streaming technology provider, but a key strategic partner that helps us realize cross-platform integration and improved service,” said Satoshi Miyaji, General Manager of KDDI’s Entertainment Promotion Department. “The BlendVision streaming service combines past consulting experience, streaming technology, and AI expertise to fulfill the demands of live streaming, video optimization, and highly-integrated end-to-end streaming platforms. We hope that KKStream can continue to grow with BlendVision and enable all industries to leverage online media streaming.”

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KKStream Takes TV Broadcasters Into a New Era of Digital Storytelling

Stepping out of Taiwan and straight into Japan, established in 2016, KKStream took charge of KKBOX’s bold transition from music to video streaming. In 2021, KKStream integrated its expertise in consulting services, AI and streaming technology and released BlendVision, a complete suite of video streaming products designed to meet the needs of the modern-day content publisher. The launch of BlendVision introduces a groundbreaking business model called “Streaming as a Service” which not only provides flexible and modular product solutions for all industries to adopt the world-leading streaming technology, but also works as a driving force for new forms of online media.

 

With 49 million subscribers, KDDI is one of Japan’s largest telecommunications companies. In addition to telecommunications services, KDDI also offers VideoPass, a video streaming service that allows subscribers to watch movies and TV shows on demand.

 

The first challenge KDDI faced was to migrate VideoPass to a new streaming platform provider. They needed a partner with cutting-edge technology but also understood the streaming market. They chose BlendVision’s Enterprise solution, powered by KKStream.

 

KKStream seamlessly migrated KDDI’s entire subscriber base onto a new BlendVision powered platform in less than two months without disrupting user experience. Additionally, to provide the best protection possible to the copyright of digital content, KKStream supports comprehensive DRM solutions recognized by five major international studios, who are assured to have their content streamed on the platforms with BlendVision.

 

VideoPass has achieved remarkable business growth since working with KKStream from 2015. VideoPass’s revenue increased significantly, and the number of daily active users are 1.5 times higher than before. In 2020, KDDI established a joint venture with TV Asahi, and rebranded VideoPass to an advanced streaming service “TELASA”.

 

“KKStream is not just a streaming technology provider, but a key strategic partner that helps us realize cross-platform integration and improved service,” said Satoshi Miyaji, General Manager of KDDI’s Entertainment Promotion Department. “The BlendVision streaming service combines past consulting experience, streaming technology, and AI expertise to fulfill the demands of live streaming, video optimization, and highly-integrated end-to-end streaming platforms. We hope that KKStream can continue to grow with BlendVision and enable all industries to leverage online media streaming.”

How does KKStream’s A.I. help TV broadcasters.

How does KKBOX use data to help music artists.

How did KKTIX transform the industry during pandemic.

How does KKFARM help artists to run their own business.

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