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Bitmovin taunts rivals as start-up wins iflix encoding, $30m funding

US encoding start-up Bitmovin could hardly have wished for a better week. The five-year old firm picked up a $30 million Series B funding round and landed its biggest encoding deployment to date at Malaysian SVoD service iflix – one of the fasting growing OTT video providers across Asia Pacific and MENA. Bitmovin claims its recent recipe for success is offering a container-based architecture, which the company told us back in January is based on Google’s open source Kubernetes container software, whereas rival cloud encoding providers offer “monolithic APIs which cannot run on customer-provided servers.” This encoding method allows customers to deploy virtualized encoding servers covering full cloud, on-premise and hybrid deployments combining the two. Essentially Bitmovin’s encoding software covers…

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