Streaming media services

Demand for streaming media services is growing quickly, presenting content providers with new revenue opportunities and new technical challenges as well.

Consumers expect instant and uninterrupted access to streaming media services and broadcast-quality streaming video on any device. Content providers who can deliver on these expectations can realize significant gains in profits and market share.

But meeting user expectations for streaming media services requires extremely sophisticated technology. Content delivery networks (CDNs) can be helpful, but implementing a CDN from scratch doesn’t make sense for many providers.

To take advantage of this unique market opportunity, content providers need solutions that are easy to deploy and maintain while providing the state-of-the-art technology to deliver streaming media services flawlessly.

Akamai managed CDN simplify streaming media services.

Akamai Aura Managed CDN (MCDN) is a turnkey solution allows content providers to offer high-quality streaming media services by leveraging a CDN dedicated to those services. Aura Managed CDN minimizes the time to deployment and reduces up-front costs of delivering streaming media services while enabling providers to deliver a superior online experience that will meet and exceed customer expectations.

With a managed CDN from Akamai, the underlying CDN infrastructure is maintained by Akamai experts to dramatically simplify management of streaming media services. This streaming video hosting solution enables providers to drive more revenue and win a greater share of audience by offering advanced value-added streaming services and connecting with the global Akamai Intelligent Platform™ to provide streaming media services beyond the reach of their own network footprint.

With Akamai managed streaming media services, you can:

  • Offer premium subscription content on many devices.
  • Minimize complexity with a turnkey CDN solution that is maintained and monitored 24/7 by Akamai.
  • Reduce costs by managing a single CDN infrastructure, offloading OTT traffic and eliminating expensive hardware.
  • Enrich the online experience by extending online video libraries, streaming to any device and accelerating web content.

Streaming media services with Akamai’s Adaptive Media Delivery

In addition to a managed CDN, Akamai offers Adaptive Media Delivery, a highly scalable technology to support streaming of live and on-demand content. Adaptive Media Delivery is optimized for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) streaming to provide a superior viewing experience across network types and devices at varying connection speeds. As a live streaming server, Adaptive Media Delivery has enabled streaming of some of the world’s largest online events, including the FIFA World Cup, the Super Bowl and the Olympics. When a streaming event requires enormous capacity and scale, the world’s most successful brands turn to Akamai.

Learn more about streaming Akamai’s streaming media services and other enterprise cloud computing solutions.