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Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

July 14, 2021 9:00 AM

Streaming Numbers Jump for European Football Tournam ...

The video streaming traffic that Akamai delivered for more than 30 rights-holding customers during the July 11 Italy-England football (soccer) final as part of the delayed-to-2021European soccer tournament peaked at 34.9 Tbps on the Akamai edge platform. The traffic peak during the final match was the highest that Akamai reached for the tournament and was nearly 5x greater than the 7.3 Tbps peak of the 2016 Portugal-France championship match. Traffic

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

April 12, 2021 12:00 PM

Gambling, Streaming Traffic Up During Men's College ...

Baylor wasn't the only big winner in the 2021 men's college basketball tournament. Gambling industry-related web traffic delivered by Akamai jumped 31% over the category average for all of Q4 2020 on March 31st. That was the day after the field of four finalists - Baylor, Houston, Gonzaga and UCLA - was set. Traffic leading up to the championship was comparatively subdued, peaking at a modest 8% above average prior

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

February 10, 2021 3:26 PM

Gambling, Social Media, and 10 Years of Streaming th ...

Thanks to the unique perspectives we have via the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, we're able to observe massive amounts of web traffic and data that provide insights across the various industries Akamai serves. In the wake of Super Bowl LV, we're sharing some observations on gambling traffic and social media activity, two categories that are complementary to the game. We'll also look at how online viewing has increased over the

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

May 22, 2020 8:10 AM

The Internet Didn't Break. Now What?

Even though it was only November, it seems like an eternity ago that Akamai CEO Tom Leighton discussed the then-forthcoming "streaming explosion" on Variety's "Strictly Business" podcast. Tom spoke with Variety Co-Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wallenstein about the upcoming launches of streaming services like Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Peacock, and the internet's ability to withstand so much more video coming online. Nobody knew at the time that we were mere

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

March 25, 2020 6:30 AM

Taking Content Protection to the Edge

To protect our industry, we need to protect our content. That's been an ongoing theme in conversations with Akamai's broadcast customers whose streaming offerings have evolved into critical business units.

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

November 14, 2018 4:14 PM

Akamai Takes Home Three Streaming Media Readers' Cho ...

Streaming Media has announced its 2018 Readers' Choice Award winners at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, Calif. Recognizing technological excellence in the online video industry, Streaming Media readers cast more than 25,000 votes across 30 categories. Akamai was honored to win in three categories: Analytics/Quality of Experience Platform, Content Delivery Network and OTT Platform for MSO & MVPD. We were also pleased to be named runners up in the

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

May 3, 2017 8:56 AM

Akamai Wins with Live OTT at NAB

The latest version of Akamai's Media Services Live streaming solution, featuring the addition of new liveOrigin capabilities specifically for live and 24/7 linear OTT video delivery, earned two awards at last week's 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Streaming Media named it one of its six "Best of NAB" products while TV Technology recognized it with a "Best of Show" award. There's no doubt the at-show demonstration was key to

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

April 20, 2017 5:38 AM

The 'Audience of You' at NAB

It's all about the "audience of you" as Akamai gears up for next week's 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. With that phrase, we're talking about helping to deliver the best possible experiences for each and every OTT video viewer. It's not an easy thing to do, but we're demonstrating a host of new products and technology that can help make sure consumers enjoy nothing less than flawless viewing ...

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

December 21, 2016 10:16 AM

Internet TV Makes Stranger Bedfellows

Ever thought you'd be able to order Xfinity TV service from Amazon; or watch Netflix through your cable set-top box? If politics makes strange bedfellows then programming for Internet TV is like: ... last call at a college bar. ... a '70s key party. ... an episode of 90 Day Fiance. Let's just say that some unexpected relationships have been forged thanks to the disruptive forces of online video. It's