"The next competitive battleground is quality. We must deliver high quality, not just in terms of high bit rates but also in terms of resolution and smooth play, and a quick video start-up, to consumers."
- Executive Big 3 TV Network
The industry is at a tipping point when it comes to HD online video. Just a few years ago, a large audience for a live webcast was in the hundreds of thousands, now itís possible to reach the equivalent of a prime time audience on the Web.
And quality is improving too, with HD online video being offered by most leading online publishers and broadcasters.
The social web has introduced exciting new ways to discover and interact with others, placing new requirements on sites to deliver dynamic, long-tail content at massive scale
Akamai combines the patented EdgePlatform, adaptive bitrate streaming, digital video recorder (DVR) technology, and media analytics to offer unmatched scale, quality and a highly interactive viewer experience that matches todayís HDTV experience.
Plus Akamai provides actionable intelligence on content usage and audience engagement .