AWS has introduced Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE). SPEKE is an API specification that aims to standardize integration of DRMs with encoders, transcoders, and encryptors. Prior to SPEKE, such communication was done on a one-off basis, with a custom API between DRM and encryptor.
Bitmovin became the latest video platform to suggest its new API is the first end-to-end, video infrastructure API to hit the market. Similar to its competitor, Synq, Bitmovin released its API with claims that it serves the video space the same way Twilio serves telephony, or Stripe for payments.
Vid.ly, a service of Encoding.com, offers services like video transcoding, device detection, delivery, and storage. The company announced an extension of its Vid.ly API, to allow Vid.ly Pro customers to retrieve view statistics of their videos. According to Jeff Malkin, president of Encoding.com, this has been "the most highly-anticipated feature request" since the launch of Vid.ly Pro last summer.