San Diego, CA. July 12, 2018. Hive Streaming has partnered with Microsoft to help customers optimize the delivery of live events across Microsoft 365. As a result, Microsoft 365 and Hive customers can leverage the integration of Stream, Teams, Yammer and Skype for Business to deliver live video broadcasts across their workplaces without stressing their corporate network.

Hive Streaming has historically provided Enterprise Content Delivery Network (ECDN) services for Skype Meeting Broadcast and Office 365 Video customers. With the expansion of live events to other applications within Microsoft 365, Hive Streaming saw an opportunity to provide an ECDN solution that could work seamlessly across all of these applications. “Microsoft strongly believes in the role video plays in driving employee engagement within an organization,” said Vishal Sood, Partner Group Program Manager, Microsoft Stream. “Hive Streaming is a proven solution for scaling the distribution of live and on-demand video in the enterprise and we are excited to extend the Hive Streaming integration across Microsoft 365.”

Dennis Ryan, the CIO of Hexion Inc., a global specialty chemical company and Office 365 and Hive Streaming customer, stated “Since deploying Hive Streaming, Hexion has embraced live video communication. Having Hive more deeply integrated with the improved live video capabilities of Microsoft 365 will be welcomed by Hexion.” More information is available about the Hive Streaming deployment within Hexion here.

Companies are increasingly using video for employee engagement, however few of them have the network infrastructure in place to deliver a high-quality video experience to each employee’s device. Hive Streaming solves this challenge via a software-only solution that utilizes bandwidth and hardware that companies already have in place. “Microsoft is integrating a suite of very compelling communication and collaboration tools under Microsoft 365. We are confident that the video services offered by Microsoft 365 will significantly help enterprises embrace video”, said George Richards, General Manager Americas, Hive Streaming.
July is a big month for Microsoft announcements regarding enhanced video support within Microsoft 365 and subsequently Stream, Teams and Yammer. Microsoft customers will be able to more seamlessly utilize the Hive Streaming ECDN capabilities across these applications. The Hive Streaming team will be attending Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas on July 15, where we’ll be doing joint customer presentations with AppXite, a Hive Streaming partner. The Hive team will also be exhibiting at Microsoft Ignite, in Orlando in September.

About Hive Streaming:
Hive Streaming provides efficient and secure software-based video delivery solutions for organizations that embrace video in corporate communication. Our service enables enterprises to leverage their existing investment in hardware and software so their employees can view high-quality on-demand and live video on their own devices. Hive Streaming seamlessly integrates with leading enterprise video management and conferencing platforms.
Hive Streaming plays an integral role in the video delivery and networking infrastructure of Fortune 500 companies across the globe.