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So, what is the BOCC? Simply put, Akamai runs a state-of-the-art Broadcast Operations Control Centre, the BOCC, to help ensure smooth and seamless end-user play-back experience for live OTT (Over the Top) and linear video delivered through Akamai Media Delivery Solutions. To phrase it more technically - the BOCC is a support service providing effective 24x7x365 real-time, high-density monitoring towards ensuring lower latency, continued availability, and buffering-free playback of video
A single instance of video rebuffering could result in more than $85,000 in lost revenue. That's one of the key findings in Understanding the Value of Consistency in OTT Video Delivery, a new report that Akamai has released in conjunction with MTM, a research and consulting firm specializing in media and technology. The report combines research data alongside insight from interviews with senior execs from numerous premium video distributors to
Studies show that video consumption demand is growing faster than capacity. While capacity overhead does exist, current trends suggest that we'll see more bottlenecking on last-hop connectivity, especially with regionally targeted content.
Introduction Akamai Adaptive Media Player (AMP) helps publishers insert quality media playback experiences into web, mobile, and connected-TV applications. Publishers can leverage Akamai AMP for a single, modular SDK that pre-integrates playback, delivery, monetization, and measurement to ensure a fast, reliable, quality deployment. This can greatly reduce efforts and give a faster time to market. Heading into NAB 2019, the AMP team at Akamai is excited to announce the release
Chapter 2: Election Day Challenges and Opportunities for Digital News Publishers It will be all about optimizing for Scale, Performance, and Efficiency while maintaining their security posture ... If 2014 was anything to go by for us at Akamai supporting digital publishers, 2019 is going to be an even bigger moment in India's internet history. The first chapter of the blog, listed a few trends on the role of the
Background: Geo-Blocking Content There are no hard and fast rules to the way content is licensed throughout the world, but typically content owners develop license agreements at the country level which gives them a fair amount of flexibility when monetizing their content. These license agreements then require the content providers to place geographic restrictions on the services they sell in order to maintain compliance with said license agreements. This manifests
Background: Media Content Security Security in the media & entertainment industry means securing the entire content consumption path. For any OTT or streaming company that wants to serve or distribute its content to end users, has to protect and safeguard their content against an ever-evolving plethora of online piracy and cyber threats. There multiple different types of threats across the content consumption path, so, while companies would need enterprise security
The growth of HTTPS on the Internet Amidst ever-growing security concerns, providing protected Internet connections is more important than ever. The movement towards an Internet that places more emphasis on data integrity and confidentiality is taking place swiftly. HTTP connections are giving way to HTTPS as the growth in encrypted communications continues.
Akamai's Smooth Delivery Pacing (SDP) made an impression last year by increasing client network performance while simultaneously reducing retransmissions. If you missed the details and want to learn more about SDP, please check out our past discussion. In this article, we'll explore if SDP's benefits can be applied to Akamai's midgress network.