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Firstlight Media’s cloud-native platform to power new Struum streamer


TORONTO — The new Struum streaming service, which is backed by former Disney CEO Michael Eisner and is set to launch in spring 2021, will be supported by Toronto’s Firstlight Media’s cloud-native OTT platform, the company announced Thursday. Firstlight Media is leveraging the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and its own microservices-based architecture to build a scalable, extensible service for Struum, says the company’s press release. Firstlight Media is also an investor in Struum, which was founded by former Disney and Discovery executives Lauren DeVillier, Paul Pastor, Eugene Lieu and Thomas Wadsworth. The new streaming venture is backed by a multi-million-dollar...