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Online viewers of former FBI Director James Comey's live testimony last week generated a massive peak of 2.5 Tbps of live streaming video traffic on the Akamai platform, despite the hearing occurring in the middle of the work week, in the middle of the work day.
The errant swing of a backhoe in a New Jersey field cuts through a major cloud provider's underground cable, bringing activity along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard to a crashing halt. The outage hits some businesses hard. Every minute of downtime means thousands of dollars of lost revenue and hordes of angry users. But they've no choice but to wait until crews physically arrive on site to repair the cable before
The latest version of Akamai's Media Services Live streaming solution, featuring the addition of new liveOrigin capabilities specifically for live and 24/7 linear OTT video delivery, earned two awards at last week's 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Streaming Media named it one of its six "Best of NAB" products while TV Technology recognized it with a "Best of Show" award. There's no doubt the at-show demonstration was key to
It's all about the "audience of you" as Akamai gears up for next week's 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. With that phrase, we're talking about helping to deliver the best possible experiences for each and every OTT video viewer. It's not an easy thing to do, but we're demonstrating a host of new products and technology that can help make sure consumers enjoy nothing less than flawless viewing ...
Online audiences are growing and so are their expectations for the quality of experience. You know exactly what I mean if you've ever been frustrated with the rate at which a game is downloading or if your video stalls at the most inopportune time. Online streaming is no longer novel, it's the norm. The days of being enamored by streaming your favorite TV show online are over. Viewers now expect
Rock, meet hard place. On the one side, sophisticated audiences are watching more video online and demand ever-higher quality. On the other, your challenge to simply deliver - keeping in mind scalability, workflow complexity, and cost.
The numbers are impressive. By 2020, Digital TV Research predicts the Over-the-Top (OTT) video market will be worth $55 billion in consumer spending. In the U.S., the average OTT-enabled household already has 1.4 subscriptions to providers such as Netflix and Amazon, and that number is rapidly increasing. In China, eMarketer expects subscription video on demand to increase by a stunning 1,400 percent in the next five years.
It's a fact: if you can't give your viewers the quality they expect, they'll take their eyeballs elsewhere. Usually in less than two seconds. That's why you'll want to pay particular attention to your network architecture. All those servers, connections, and delivery mechanisms can make the crucial difference between optimal quality and a lousy stream. So, how do you get it right?
Ever thought you'd be able to order Xfinity TV service from Amazon; or watch Netflix through your cable set-top box? If politics makes strange bedfellows then programming for Internet TV is like: ... last call at a college bar. ... a '70s key party. ... an episode of 90 Day Fiance. Let's just say that some unexpected relationships have been forged thanks to the disruptive forces of online video. It's