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Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

November 21, 2013 11:54 AM

Sola Shines at Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award ...

We're honored that Akamai received three 2013 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards, which were presented during a ceremony at the Streaming Media West conference in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 20th. Akamai ranked first in the Content Delivery Network (CDN), Cloud Encoding/Transcoding, and Reporting & Analytics Platform categories.Akamai's Sola Sphere won for CDN. Built upon the Akamai Intelligent Platform of more than 141,000 globally distributed servers, Sola Sphere is

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

October 22, 2013 2:36 PM

The Science of Online Video Advertisements

Today Akamai announced the publication of a new study, "Understanding the Effectiveness of Video Ads: A Measurement Study," designed to gain a scientific understanding of when viewers complete watching online video ads and when they abandon them. With analysis of an aggregate 367 million videos and 257 million ads from over 3,000 publishers that were viewed by 65 million unique users worldwide across the Akamai Intelligent Platform, a great deal

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

July 18, 2013 2:38 PM

Live from Comic-Con with FUNimation Channel

The comics world is gathering in San Diego this week for Comic-Con® International and Akamai is excited to help FUNimation Channel stream live from the massive conference. Owned and operated by our partner, Olympusat Telecom, FUNimation Channel's originally produced entertainment news show, Random Pop: Live at Comic-Con, is live streaming July 18-20 from 12 PM-6:30 PM PST. The content is being delivered with Olympusat Telecom's OT Cloud and OT Connect services,

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

June 28, 2013 9:56 AM

TV Everywhere Authentication: Challenges & Opportuni ...

Authentication for TV Everywhere is a complex challenge to solve if consumers are to enjoy seamless, user-friendly experiences that enable high-quality, premium content to be viewed across devices. It's a challenge that Akamai is addressing through our Sola Vision Identity Services, which our partner, Brightcove, has integrated into its Video Cloud online video platform. Recently, Corey Halverson, Akamai's senior director of media products, joined Jeff Whatcott, Brightcove's CMO, and Phil

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

June 27, 2013 11:20 AM

Walking on a Wire

Discovery Channel's nerve-wracking "Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda" last Sunday brought new meaning to the term, "cable TV." The live television and online broadcast featured tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, a.k.a. "The King of the Highwire," traversing a 1,400-wide section of the Grand Canyon some 1,500 feet in the air on a two-inch cable.   As pleased as Akamai was to help Discovery Channel deliver the live online video stream to

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

June 11, 2013 11:45 AM

Akamai Serves Record Traffic for France Télévisions ...

Rafael Nadal's unprecedented eighth French Open championship wasn't the only record set at Roland Garros last week. France Télévisions' live webcast of number one-seeded Nadal's semifinal victory over second-seed Novak Djokovic on Friday, June 8th, set new peak concurrent viewer and traffic records for the event on the Akamai Intelligent Platform. More than 126,000 viewers were simultaneously watching the four-hour match at one point, driving traffic to peak at 155 Gbps.

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

May 29, 2013 10:23 AM

Xbox Reveal Sets Akamai Records

Last week's Xbox One Reveal event ranked among one of the most-watched live broadcasts that Akamai has delivered. A post on Xbox Wire notes that the event "nearly [doubled] peak traffic records and [eclipsed] concurrent viewership high-water marks set by events such as the 2010 World Cup, Royal Wedding in 2011, and 2012 election night."Xbox also reported that more than 8.45 million people watched the Xbox One Reveal in the

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

May 16, 2013 11:18 AM

TV Everywhere Getting There

TV Everywhere (TVE) is still evolving, but progress is indeed being made, agreed Will Richmond, Editor and publisher of VideoNuze, Corey Halverson, product director of media business solutions for Akamai, and Brightcove's CTO for media and broadcast solutions, Albert Lai, during a panel discussion at the PLAY 2013 Brightcove customer conference this week in Boston. The timely conversation took place in the midst of news from both ABC and Turner

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

April 26, 2013 9:42 AM

Video: Authenticating TV Everywhere

The complexities that come with building and operating TV Everywhere services have been well documented over the years. Making it easier is one of the key goals of Akamai's Sola Media Solutions. To that end, Brightcove, an Akamai NetAlliance Partner, recently announced the integration of its TV Everywhere authentication solution with our Sola Vision Identity Services. Joint customers can take advantage of the integration in their efforts to make premium