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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
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
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.
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
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
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
As linear OTT video services become mainstream, many broadcasters and online video distributors are increasingly looking for new ways to enhance service reliability. Many who manage their own origin infrastructures within a datacenter environment are seeking added assurance for ingest of their linear streams. Akamai sat down with several large online video distributors to better understand their requirements, and captured the following:
While the number of online viewers continues to grow, content providers must be able to deliver high quality video streams, flawlessly at scale to meet the demands of these audiences. This is no small task as high volumes of requests often come from various locations, diverse device types and networks. When it comes to preparing content, some content providers opt for a one-size-fits-all approach, creating a similar bitrate ladder for
By 2020, an estimated 92% of all workloads will be processed in cloud data centers. The emergence of public cloud providers has changed the way organizations build, deploy and manage their applications and workflows.