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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

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

Barrett Mononen

Barrett Mononen

April 18, 2013 9:37 AM

Keeping it Simple at the 2013 NAB Show

Fresh off an action-packed week at this year's NAB conference, I wanted to take a second to reflect on some of the key takeaways that stood out for us at Akamai over the course of the show. The mantra of simplicity was present in full force, just as it was at IBC. Broadcasters and content providers are looking to dramatically simplify their workflows and truly bring them into the cloud. Those who

Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez

April 17, 2013 10:15 AM

Deploying More Effective Video Analytics: Analyze. O ...

This is the second 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.What goes into a successful media analytics strategy? How can video analytics help you control costs, ensure service delivery quality and maximize ROI? This was one of several recurring topics during the many conversations that we enjoyed during last week's NAB

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

March 29, 2013 12:06 PM

Live Video Madness

Turner Sports has released a trove of statistics on video streaming from the opening week of this year's NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, which indicate healthy growth in live video streaming for the event across both broadband and mobile. Turner delivered what it called a record 36.6 million live video streams during the opening week of NCAA March Madness Live, doubling the 18.3 million live streams it delivered over

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

March 4, 2013 9:59 AM

Springsteen Drives 'Astronomical' GRAMMY Live Views

Funny that the man who once grumbled about "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" would later be responsible for an unprecedented spike in online video views, a term that didn't even exist when the song was released in 1992. Yet that's what happened when Bruce Springsteen fans flocked in record numbers to watch the online broadcast of the MusiCares Person of the Year Red Carpet, the pre-cursor to the star-studded tribute

Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez

March 1, 2013 9:03 AM

A Key Launch: Ad Integration Services

Last week, Akamai launched Sola Ad Integration Services, a cloud-based solution designed to enable targeted, dynamic ad insertion into online video streams on live, linear and VoD content. Why is this so important? The simple answer is a projected $4.14 Billion in ad spending in 2013 that's growing to $8.04 Billion by 2016 according to eMarketer. Reaching your audience when they're viewing their favorite video content across a dramatically growing