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.