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Shane Keats

Shane Keats

January 15, 2019 9:45 AM

#OTTuesday: The Current State of Linear Broadcast an ...

Over the last two years, we've seen a surge in OTT offerings as viewers insist on watching what they want, when they want, on any device, anywhere. Major content creators like Netflix and Amazon have made significant strides to push this technology into the mainstream, however true mass adoption will happen when traditional broadcast companies adopt OTT in a significant way. AkamaiTV's Ian Munford recently sat down with Mark Harrison

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

January 8, 2019 9:45 AM

#OTTuesday: AI Destined for Big Role in Entertainmen ...

After years of hype, AI is finally making headway in industries like manufacturing, medicine and transportation -- and it's beginning to play a supporting role in media & entertainment. AkamaiTV's Paul Jackson chatted with Peter Chave, Principal Architect here at Akamai, to learn how AI is stepping into the spotlight to not only change how content is produced, but also how we interact with it.

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

December 18, 2018 9:45 AM

#OTTuesday: Five Technologies Shaping the Future of ...

The world of OTT is changing radically with new innovations, from player technologies to standards convergence, propelling the industry forward. As 2018 comes to a close, AkamaiTV sat down with DASH legend and Akamai's very own Will Law to get his pulse on the major trends and technologies that are driving OTT towards a "better-than-broadcast" future.

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

December 11, 2018 9:45 AM

#OTTuesday: iTV on Live Streaming the World Cup

Imagine you're iTV. One of the UK's biggest commercial broadcasters. You have the rights for the World Cup and England has made the semi-finals. The whole country is watching. How do you make sure you're meeting the gold standard of delivering a glitch-free, "TV-like experience" over the internet? iTV's Director of Online Technology & Operations, Andy Burnett, sat down with our own Campbell Foster to walk us through iTV's World

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

December 4, 2018 9:45 AM

#OTTuesday: How to Secure the Bank of OTT

What does the concept of Herd Immunity have to do with OTT? To find out, I spoke with security expert Jay Coley for this AkamaiTV interview at IBC. Jay explained the biology - and the power - of cooperation in the face of growing security risks to broadcasters. Herd immunity is the concept that the more members of a population that are immune to certain disease, the harder it will

Frank Paolino

Frank Paolino

November 19, 2018 9:22 AM

Adaptive Media Player Named Readers' Choice Finalist

In its first time being nominated, Akamai's Adaptive Media Player (AMP) was named a runner up in the 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards "Video Player/SDK" category. The Awards annually survey Streaming Media's readers for the top products and services for streaming video and audio. We are excited about this recognition for a product and team that has quietly delivered outstanding performance for some of the world's largest media publishers.

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

Darren Ng

Darren Ng

November 5, 2018 10:30 AM

Enhancing Network Performance with Packet Pacing

Introduction Akamai's Smooth Delivery is a network performance enhancement initiative spearheaded by the Protocol Optimization team. It consists of two parts - each focused on reducing congestion while enhancing network performance. TCP Pacing - The topic of this post Rate Limiting - Upcoming post

Will Law

Will Law

October 10, 2018 5:00 AM

Best Practices for Ultra-Low Latency Streaming Using ...

Over the last 15 years, live streaming services have grown from novelties & experiments in to profitable businesses serving an ever-growing cohort of cord-cutters and cord-nevers. Initial streaming implementations mimicked the workflows of the broadcast world, using custom servers to deliver streams via proprietary protocols. Here at Akamai traffic grew 22,000-fold from a 1 Gbps stream in 2001 (the first Victoria's Secret webcast) to 23 Tbps in June 2018 for