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Akamai unveils the Akamai HD Network
Posted on 30-Sep-2009 06:50 | Tags Filed under: News



Akamai Technologies, Inc. have announced the Akamai HD Network, its next generation video delivery offering and the first platform to deliver HD video online to viewers using Adobe Flash technology, Microsoft Silverlight, and to the iPhone, at broadcast-level audience scale.

The Akamai HD Network supports live and on-demand HD streaming with a highly-personalized and interactive online experience that matches and complements HD television.

Leveraging the global breadth and scale of Akamaiís globally-distributed EdgePlatform of more than 50,000 servers, the Akamai HD Network enables content providers to deliver more HD content than previously possible Ė due to its wide-scale distribution in 70 countries and increased throughputs in more than 900 networks.

The Akamai HD Network was designed for large-scale broadcasters and film distributors looking to increase audience engagement and to expand revenues by complementing traditional mediums, such as TV and DVD, with the Internet.

The Akamai HD Network offers adaptive bitrate streaming capabilities across playback formats that are specifically optimized to work with Akamaiís HD EdgePlatform for the fastest and most consistent video bitrate switching - enabling an instant and uninterrupted viewing experience for consumers even at the highest bitrates. Leveraging Akamaiís entire HTTP footprint, video over Akamaiís HD Network is delivered from servers closer to audiences around the world. As a result, Akamai can more tightly control the amount of time the player needs to buffer before switching streams. The shorter the buffer, the faster the stream can adapt and respond to changing end-user conditions. The result is intended to create a seamless HD quality video experience Ė with little to no buffering.

Other features include an open, standards-based video player for faster time to market and HD Player Authentication, which authenticates player for all three environments ensuring only authorized players access content



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