Demystify The Media Workflow Puzzle For OTT Services


Over-the-top (OTT) delivery of sports rights has become mainstream. So whether you're a broadcaster, native OTT provider or just starting to consider video on-line you can't afford to deliver anything less than perfection. Viewers have too many options and little patience for anything less than the best experience first time, every time. Akamai's pioneering work in media delivery over the Internet laid the groundwork for today's OTT revolution. Today, our relentless focus on quality, our solutions for both live and on demand workflows, and our team of OTT experts can help you harness this seismic transformation in how media is delivered and consumed.

Akamai Tournament Video Statistics

The European Football cup in France is one of the world's largest sporting events but it's also gearing up to be one of the most technically advanced ever. In addition to the live linear broadcast feeds, football fans will view their teams on a range of devices from mobile phones to tablets and connected TVs. This will also be the first major football tournament to use Virtual Reality technology. No one will miss any action.

At Akamai we are proud to be the partner of choice for over 30 broadcasters and rights holders around the world, trusted to deliver a fantastic streaming experience to fans – first time, every time. Our customers and the Akamai team have been hard at work planning for the event, thinking through every eventuality from camera to device to make sure fans get a perfect on-line experience. We also expect the tournament to break new records for on-line sports events not just in terms of on-line audience figures but every other conceivable metric. Whilst the action is underway, we will be posting a range of metrics as well as other interesting facts on this site, so be sure to visit regularly. We've also provided a range of useful resources that will help you think about some of the challenges of delivering live events on-line and how you can solve these.

Additional Resources

  • Technical brief: Delivering live video from the cloud when the world is watching

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  • Case study: Canadian Broadcast Corporation

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