Adaptive Media Delivery

Captivate your online viewers. Deliver consistent, high-quality online video securely to growing online audiences.

Online audiences may not know, or care, about the challenges you face when it comes to delivering online video.

They expect fantastic video playback at all times, despite the many online content delivery challenges that stand in your way.

Akamai’s Adaptive Media Delivery is optimized to provide consistent, high-quality video playback experiences across any screen to growing online audiences.

Improvements With Akamai

40-50% Reduction in video buffering


“Other providers claim they can deliver globally but Akamai is one of the few that has successfully delivered large-scale events”
- CTO at fuboTV
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What is Adaptive Media Delivery?

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Akamai’s Adaptive Media Delivery is optimized for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) streaming to provide a high-quality, secure 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.

The solution securely delivers prepared, pre-segmented HTTP-based live and on-demand streaming media, including support for the following video and music formats:

  • HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
  • HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)
  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming (MSS)
  • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH)

While Adaptive Media Delivery is both workflow- and origin storage-agnostic, Akamai’s complementary Media Services Live and NetStorage can be combined with Adaptive Media Delivery for an efficient, high-quality streaming media solution.

100% Availability SLA

Aligning your brand with service predictability amidst increasing consumer expectations, Adaptive Media Delivery will serve your content 100% of the time

QUIC Support

Address the fundamental challenges of delivery over the Internet to create a more engaging experience for all end users

Advanced Protocol Support

Leverage HTTP/2 for enhanced performance and security as well as IPv6 for traffic routing across the Internet

Standard TLS

Various options for TLS security including the new Standard TLS offering which provides HTTPS delivery over custom certs using SNI

Cloud Authentication

Deliver content from any origin through a cloud provider of your choice and ensure a secure connection

Media Reports

Gain insight into key performance indicators and dimensions to uncover trends and engagement levels that will help your business

Content Protection

Govern access to content and protect revenue with access control, token authentication, content targeting and encryption options

Edge IP Binding

Whitelist IP addresses to monitor traffic usage associated with zero-rated billing agreements

Maintain superior video quality, reliability, and reach

Reach global audiences, and align your brand with quality and service predictability

Scale rapidly for large audiences

Serve massive audiences reaching more than 60 Tbps, whether planned or unexpected.

Optimize online video playback quality and performance

Deliver high quality video streaming experiences that keep audiences engaged, extend viewing times and support monetization

Reach audiences on any device

With support for a wide range of standard video streaming protocols.

Content protection and secure communication

Protect revenues and safeguard communications

Live Event Streaming

Stream broadcast-level quality live events

Live Linear Streaming

Deliver consistent, high quality 24x7 linear OTT channels

On Demand Streaming

Ensure the best video quality for on demand streams

Music Streaming

Entertain online audiences with flawless music streaming

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