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Optimizing Video Streaming Performance with Origin-Assisted Prefetching

Online video streaming is everywhere today. It's available on the smallest hand-held devices to the largest of screens in our living rooms. Magically and for the most part, it works and provides ...
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Quick Retry: Per Request Route Optimization to Reduce Video Rebuffer Rates

A slow response can wreck an otherwise perfect video playback experience. At least, that is what data shows when it comes to streaming high quality video content to any device, anywhere in ...
Quickly Extend Live Streams with VOD Clipping

Quickly Extend Live Streams with VOD Clipping

Time is always of the essence to extend compelling video content such as sporting events and concerts and make the most of media rights windows. This is especially true for catch-up TV, ...
October 2019 - What's New in Media?

October 2019 – What’s New in Media?

Today, Akamai announced the October 2019 Release, which introduces new capabilities to our Media product line with a focus on helping customers accelerate their cloud transformation using the power of the edge ...
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Access Revocation: A Content Provider’s Tool to Block Pirates in Real time

Akamai Announces New Capability to Allows Content Providers to Shut Down Sources of Piracy ...
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New OTT Service Changing How New Zealanders Watch Sports

Communications service providers are looking for new ways to gain an edge in today's competitive market. In sports-crazed New Zealand, one of the country's largest telecom providers just launched an all-sports video ...
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Enhancing video streaming quality for ExoPlayer – Part 1: Quality of User Experience Metrics

The online video player landscape is fragmented with a wide variety of players across a mix of popular platforms. In the world of HTML5-video players in browsers, there are a number of ...
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Broadcast Operations Control Center (BOCC): Enabling OTT Broadcast Operations

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 ...
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The Financial Implications of Online Video Quality

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 ...
Do High Vanity Bitrates Choke Your Live OTT Service Out of the Gate?

Do High Vanity Bitrates Choke Your Live OTT Service Out of the Gate?

Live video isn't a video on demand (VOD) or game download where congestion hiccups may have minimal impact. Congestion at any point in the over-the-top (OTT) distribution chain can ruin the experience ...
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