Media & Entertainment

The applications for high-quality streaming video continue to expand, and the growing global audience demands instant access to premium online media delivery and flawless viewing experiences on any device, in any location. To increase engagement, monetize audiences and capture this unparalleled opportunity, providers must deliver online media content securely, and without interruption.

Deliver fast, secure, cloud-based viewing experiences to any device

Poor online media viewing experiences can negatively impact your brand and lead to potential losses in Internet ad and subscription revenues. In fact, online videos with a start-up time exceeding even two seconds have significantly higher streaming video abandonment rates, with each incremental second propelling another 6% of viewers to jump ship.

Akamai cloud services and solutions can help monetize your online media audience and secure your content while simplifying workflows, enabling streaming across multiple devices and latitudes, and reinventing your media delivery distribution channel.

Scale to any audience size and gain critical visibility

From the Olympics to the royal wedding, Akamai's Media Delivery Solutions have proven time and time again their ability to scale to meet the world's most demanding streaming video events at the highest possible quality while providing granular, real-time media analytics to understand each aspect of the viewer experience.

"The sum of all forms of video will be approximately 86 percent of global consumer traffic by 2016." — Cisco Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2011–2016

Additional Resources

  • White Paper: Securing Cloud-Based Workflows for Premium Content

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  • White Paper: Streaming Towards Television's Future: A Detailed Look at 4k Video and How Akamai is Making it a Reality

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  • White Paper: The Power of Media Analytics

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  • White Paper: Maximizing Online Audience Engagement

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  • 10 Key Considerations for a Successful Online Video Strategy

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  • Media & Entertainment Fact Sheet

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