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Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez

July 19, 2013 9:41 AM

The Effects of Video Failures on Your Audience

Last week we published the below high-level info-graphic showing how online video performance impacts viewer behavior. These stats are based on a scientific research paper released by Ramesh K. Sitaraman, an Akamai fellow and professor of computer science at UMass-Amherst, and S. Shunmuga Krishnan, a senior system software engineer at Akamai. One of my favorite key takeaways is what we're calling the 2-second rule, which shows that videos with a start-up

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,

Barrett Mononen

Barrett Mononen

July 10, 2013 11:00 AM

Simplifying the Transcoding Conundrum

This is the third installment in a series of posts that discuss various challenges of online video and how Akamai's Sola Media Solutions can be used to address those challenges.One of the most common challenges that we hear from customers - of any type - is the uphill battle they face when attempting to prepare content for delivery to multiple devices. Even dividing devices into categories seems daunting: mobile phones,

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

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

June 19, 2013 10:30 AM

On the Road with Aura Network Solutions

As previously posted here, Akamai's Frank Childs recently presented at the CDN Summit in NYC alongside Charter Communication's Kreig DuBose for a session titled "Deploying and Operator CDN to Enhance Customer Experience." Frank spoke about our Aura Network Solutions and Kreig explained his decision to select Aura, the results of the implementation and next steps. If you're interested in seeing the presentation, I've inluded the video below... After the CDN

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.

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

May 29, 2013 10:57 AM

How can Akamai Aura Solutions help Operators? Today' ...

Today we made an exciting announcement about Akamai's Aura Network Solutions, explaining the Operator CDN offerings that we have today and detailing new components, some of which came from the recent acquisition of Verivue.   We all know about the explosion of internet traffic over the past 5 years and how hyperconnected consumers are. Operators particularly feel the pain when trying to deliver content and video to their subscribers, via multiple

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