Akamai HD Network Ecosystem Eases Complexity of Delivering High Quality Online Video
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Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced that since the Akamai HD Network launch in September 2009, leading companies in the digital media ecosystem have successfully tested, integrated and supported the Akamai HD Network. The Akamai HD Network leverages VAR, solution and technology companies to provide an end-to-end solution, including signal acquisition, encoding, content management, mobile support, video delivery, pre-built and custom video players, and analytics.
"Akamai recognizes the importance of the ecosystem and is committed to providing our customers with a complete solution in the Akamai HD Network," said Suzanne Johnson, Director of Industry Marketing at Akamai. "With these relationships in place, the complexity of bringing live and on-demand events and high definition content online is minimized for our customers and the time to market reduced."
Inlet Technologies, AEG, ClipSync, IBM, iStreamPlanet, mDialog, Ooyala and Origin Digital have each been involved in supporting large scale events on the Akamai HD Network events to date including NBC's coverage of the Vancouver Olympics, MTV Network's Hope for Haiti Now concert, IFC.com's live coverage of the South by Southwest Festival and NFL Thursday Night Football. Akamai is also working closely with All Digital, Azuki Systems, Digital Rapids, Kaltura, Kit Digital, Kulabyte, The Platform and VMIX to support future events and content delivered across the Akamai HD Network.
Akamai's HD Network was developed with the goal of delivering the highest quality experience at broadcast audience scale¹ across the industry's most popular devices, platforms and runtimes, and enabling large-scale broadcasters and film distributors to increase audience engagement and expand revenues through higher quality video playback and interactivity. Akamai's HD Network was further designed to allow content owners and publishers to deliver live and on-demand content while leveraging an infrastructure of tens of thousands of HTTP servers deployed globally in ISP servers.
Akamai® provides market-leading managed services for powering video, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, Akamai's services have been adopted by the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai's global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference, visit www.akamai.com.
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The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our services or network by hackers or others, unexpected termination of the Akamai-AutoTrader.com relationship and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.