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Media Services Live (MSL) is Akamai's flagship solution for preparing live streams to provide broadcast-grade streaming quality for our live-streaming customers. MSL provides purpose-built key capabilities with liveOrigin, including ingest acceleration to map encoders to optimal entry points on the Akamai cloud, low latency support to reduce the delay between online and broadcast feeds, self-healing capabilities to eliminate single points of failure through redundancy mechanisms, end-to-end SSL support, and enhanced
61% of organizations plan to focus on cloud migration this year. 93% have a multi-cloud strategy.1 This means that on average your organization is using 2.2 public clouds, multiplying your complexity and your costs.
In April 2019, Netflix viewers streamed 164 million hours of on-demand content per day. Fast forward a year. In April 2020, Twitch streamed 55 million hours per day. The vast majority of that was live.
Optimize your streaming content catalog The debate is over. Common Media Application Format (CMAF) has delivered on its promise: one package to serve them all. Two of the highest profile direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service launches recently made the leap, validating that the time has come for CMAF.
To attract and retain customers, you must offer an exceptional digital experience. In an increasingly competitive business climate, organizations are fighting to maintain loyalty and keep users engaged online. The cost of switching is low, consumers are transient, and user expectations for how digital experiences should perform have never been higher.
We are clearly in a "new" golden age of TV. Audiences around the world have never had so many viewing options available. This has led to a creative surge in new groundbreaking storytelling and entertainment as both broadcasters and digital giants try to maintain the loyalty of their viewers. This is a double-edged sword however, because as the production of great content increases, so do the opportunities for video pirates.
Ubiquity of Digital Video Means Meeting Viewers' Quality Expectations Digital video viewership is on an aggressive growth course. Globally, consumers will spend 84 minutes a day watching online video in 2020, up 25% from 2018[i], and digital video viewership will increase from 35% in 2019 to more than 39% by 2023[ii].
Over the past few months, we've all experienced changes -- in how we work, how we parent, and how we live. But one thing that hasn't changed is the essential nature of the internet and Akamai's ability to deliver on your and your customers' expectations. It's what we do.
A sudden and dramatic surge in internet traffic, much of which is driven by video streaming and game and software download events, is testing network infrastructures with unprecedented volume. The 30% increase in global traffic Akamai delivered from the edge during the past month, compared to the ~3% growth during a typical month, illustrates the impact COVID-19 has had on the internet. As a result, regulators, ISPs, and many Akamai