uninterrupted access to video on any device, anywhere
Adaptive Media Delivery is a solution developed with recourse to adaptive bitrate technology, capable of guaranteeing stability and speed for video resources on your platform. Making use of Akamai’s extensive network, we’re able to provide connections close to the end user for data transfers, which translates to peerless speed. This solution also customizes each connection according to the specificities of the device used for access - ensuring an optimization of transferences.
Our experience with Akamai is that they are a smart, passionate team that’s about delivering results – the same parallel goals that we have at NBCSports.com and NBCSports Digital.
— Rick Cordella, SVP Digital Media, NBC Sports Group
BENEFITS TO YOUR BUSINESS
Maintain superior video quality and reliability via Akamai’s unique, globally distributed network architecture which keeps content close to viewers
Scale rapidly for large audiences – planned or unexpected – by leveraging the distributed network’s ability to dynamically and intelligently distribute load
Optimize online video playback quality and performance while monitoring your streaming delivery through Akamai application-aware software intelligence, uniquely tuned to optimize Adaptive Bitrate Streaming and informative Media Reports
Reach audiences on any device with support for a wide range of standard video streaming protocols.
Leverage the experience gained from streaming the world’s largest online events for your key online media initiatives
The applications for online video continue to expand, and the growing, global online audience demands instant, uninterrupted access to video on any device, anywhere. To meet consumer expectation in this hyperconnected world, content providers need a high performance streaming media delivery solution.
This solution needs to reach audiences reliably wherever they are, scale as fast as they grow, and adjust intelligently to dynamic network environments for the highest viewing quality possible. Missteps in online video strategy can have a long-lasting effect on audience perceptions, not only of the video experience – but also on the brand being represented.
What's Adaptive Media Delivery
Akamai’s Adaptive Media Delivery is optimized for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) streaming to provide a high quality viewing experience across the broad variety of network types - fixed or mobile, at varying connection speeds. Built on the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Adaptive Media Delivery provides superior scalability, reliability, availability and reach.
Reliability, Capacity and Scale
Akamai is a trusted partner for content providers streaming the world’s largest online events - events that have established benchmarks for online streaming capacity and scale. This capacity and scale is a critical element of an online streaming strategy, because it is impossible to predict when and where your content will go viral. When a streaming event must succeed, the world’s most successful brands turn to Akamai Media Delivery Solutions.
Quality through Technology, Innovation, and Experience
Adaptive Media Delivery leverages the latest ABR technologies and more than 15 years of Akamai expertise to offer a smooth, high quality viewing experience for your audience. Since 1998, Akamai’s CDN market success has supported continuous investment in network capacity and software innovations ,like FastTCP, to stay ahead of online audience demand.
Proximity – Closeness Counts
Even the highest quality networks are subject to the Internet’s realities of latency, congestion, and packet loss, which can significantly limit online video quality. Akamai’s broadly deployed network of edge servers, with 20 to over 100 times more Points of Presence (POPs) than other globalCDN providers2 , minimizes the impact of network congestion, for consistent viewing experiences. In addition, our partnerships with the world’s leading service providers, allows our edge servers to be located deep within over 1,200+ service provider networks – closer to the audience, for the lowest latency and highest quality.
Adaptive Media Delivery reliably delivers prepared, pre-segmented HTTP-based Live and On-Demand streaming media, including support for the following formats:
HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for iOS devices, browsers running HTML5, and more
HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) for devices running the Adobe® Flash® and AIR® runtimes
Microsoft Smooth Streaming (MSS) for devices running Microsoft Silverlight®
Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH)
While Adaptive Media Delivery is both workflow and origin storage agnostic, Akamai’s complementary Media Services and NetStorage can be combined with Adaptive Media Delivery for an elegant, efficient, high quality streaming media solution.
Akamai’s distributed architecture and ISP partnerships place the servers – and your content – closer to the viewer, for better reliability, availability, and performance. This approach offers the high quality of experience that online audiences increasingly expect.