iStreamPlanet partners with Akamai to deliver an online experience comparable to the quality of a television broadcast

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“The combination of iStreamPlanet and the Akamai network allows content rights holders and global broadcasters to deliver an online experience complementary to the television broadcast"

Randy Levine , SVP of Business Development , iStreamPlanet

iStreamPlanet offers cloud-based video-workflow products and services for live event and linear streaming channels, and they collaborated with Akamai on an end-to-end solution for the Vancouver Olympics. Dozens of feeds coming in from Vancouver were brought down into Las Vegas and automatically encoded, which were then sent to the origin services and then directly into the Akamai network for distribution.

In terms of programming and event support, iStreamPlanet encodes every second of every sport, concert, press conference and other live event for both live and on-demand content – all of which translates into thousands of hours of both live and on-demand content.

One of the biggest technical challenges with putting together events like this is the fact that there are so many different signals coming in and so many events starting and stopping at the same time. iStreamPlanet needs to be able to react instantly to deliver an uninterrupted viewing experiences to their customers.

Partnering with Akamai and leveraging their globally distributed network, iStreamPlanet has enabled their content rights holders and global broadcasters to deliver an uninterrupted, high-quality online experience complementary to that of a television broadcast.

About Akamai

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics, and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn why the world’s top brands trust Akamai, visit,, or @Akamai on Twitter. You can find our global contact information at