Hello world! In this post we give you a brief overview of what RapidStream is about and what we're up to with it.

How do you start a first blog post?

Probably by writing down what you’re up to. Our goal is nothing less than becoming the FAST streaming solution you’ll love to use. That’s what we’ve been working on for the last few months. The result is a bundle of streaming services called RapidStream.

That release is a huge deal for us. We are, by the way, konzentrik, a Hamburg-based company working in the digital media space for more than 15 years. We provide European companies with EPG-APIs and streaming solutions, working with clients like Axel Springer AG, Funke Medien, GMX, and 1&1, just to name a few. Now we’ve decided to merge all of our knowledge into one SaaS, RapidStream.

What is RapidStream?

Whether you’re a content creator, broadcaster, or publisher, our fast streaming solution helps you grow your audience and increase your revenue. We understand that streaming can be complex and time-consuming. Therefore, we offer a range of services to suit your needs.

Our channel feature allows you to transform your VOD inventory to linear FAST channels and monetize them with personalized ads using server-side ad insertion (SSAI) with MediaTailor. Our services are designed to grow with your needs while running stable and resilient.

We want to help you increase your revenue with better AVOD monetization. Therefore, we offer delayed pre-rolls and a personalized ad experience with ads matching your viewers’ interests, to prevent them from zapping away.

Read more about what we can do for you on our features page.

All those technical features are worth nothing if it takes ages to implement and configure them. That’s why our APIs are well-documented and support your developers with data checks to lower the risk of sending invalid data to our services. At the end, we’re developers too and know what we would love to work with. Our goal is to minimize your time to market as low as possible and make the integration of our services into your setup easy and seamless.

When everything is up and running, you don’t want to lose time either, right? Well, no problem, our intuitive UIs will help your content managers create ad rules and manage channels or inventory shares, while our monitoring and automatic optimizations will help keep things running smoothly.

We believe that a smoothly running streaming solution is only one part of doing a good job. The other part is making your life easier with good APIs, intuitive UIs, and good documentation. And if you still have questions, we’re here to help!

We hope all of this sounds interesting to you. We are thrilled to keep on optimizing and adding features and new services to RapidStream. If you like, we will take you on our journey and post updates on our blog and LinkedIn page. Also we will be around on the ANGA on May 23rd. Feel free to connect and say hi!