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Maintaining a high-quality playback experience for users is extremely critical whether it is for on-demand content or for large-scale live events. Origin failures occur when a server is overwhelmed with requests, due to congested networks or other unexpected events. These failures can keep origin responses from getting back to the client; hence, the need for redundant server architectures.
As part of Akamai's ongoing investments in improving delivery performance, last month we completed the worldwide deployment of the Bottleneck Bandwidth and RTT (BBR) TCP congestion control algorithm across our Edge Platform. The BBR algorithm is designed to help improve the reliability and resiliency of data by optimizing the rate at which it's transmitted over last-mile networks to end users. After more than a year of extensive testing, we've rolled
Co-Author: Mark Greve, Engineering Manager at Akamai. Part of the Media Client Team The first part of this blog series discussed about the quality of user experience (QoE) metrics and two strategies that heavily influence the QoE: the bitrate selection strategy and the buffering strategy. In this second part, we discuss about ExoPlayer's buffering strategy and how to configure the ExoPlayer to lower the startup time and, for video on-demand
Written by: Ritesh Kalyanshetty and Sandeep Singh Pervasiveness of CDNs within the expanding Media and Entertainment Industry Media and entertainment companies, including content owners and over-the-top (OTT) service providers are living in an era symbolized by a dramatic increase in content consumption fueled by the widespread availability of online video content, coupled with factors like hyper-connected devices and ubiquitous high-speed data.
Today, Akamai announced the October 2019 Release, which introduces new capabilities to our Media product line with a focus on helping customers accelerate their cloud transformation using the power of the edge. Within Media, the new enhancements are highlighted by: Scalable forensic watermarking support from the Akamai Edge, pre-integrated with leading third-party providers to provide a more effective way to trace piracy back to the source. The new Access Revocation
Time is always of the essence to extend compelling video content such as sporting events and concerts and make the most of media rights windows. This is especially true for catch-up TV, highlight creation, time-shifting 24/7 simulcast streams, and social sharing. At Akamai, we are continually making improvements that make it easier to extend content monetization, including a service that simplifies video-on-demand (VOD) clip creation from live streams in an
A slow response can wreck an otherwise perfect video playback experience. At least, that is what data shows when it comes to streaming high quality video content to any device, anywhere in the world. While there is no way to control when a slow response will happen, Akamai can offer an alternative when it does.
Online video streaming is everywhere today. It's available on the smallest hand-held devices to the largest of screens in our living rooms. Magically and for the most part, it works and provides a very captivating experience. However, if you step back to look at the overall architecture, media streaming is a very reactive process.
Akamai Announces New Capability to Allows Content Providers to Shut Down Sources of Piracy ...