Nagra integrates watermarking technology with Akamai

Content security provider Nagra’s NexGuard Streaming watermarking technology for OTT has been integrated with CDN leader Akamai’s platform. Nagra said that the integrated solution taps Akamai’s edge platform to bring additional anti-piracy enforcement and revenue protection to rights holders and content owners allowing them to stop pirated video streams of live sports and premium VOD […]

Akamai ups Hans Nipshagen to head of EMEA channels and alliances

Akamai has promoted managing director of Akamai Benelux, Hans Nipshagen, to head of EMEA channels and alliances. In his new role Nipshagen will be responsible for the company’s EMEA channel strategy and will be tasked with growing Akamai’s regional partner programme and therefore increasing sales. Nipshagen has worked with Akamai for more than seven years […]

Verimatrix rebrands TV everywhere technology

Verimatrix has announced a new brand name for the TV everywhere technology it acquired from Akamai in October – nTitleMe. The technology features a single integration for secure subscriber authentication and entitlement based on open standards. “Our approach to TV everywhere provides greater agility and responsiveness for content providers that want to quickly connect their […]

Verimatrix acquires Akamai identity Services assets

Content security specialist Verimatrix has acquired the assets that comprise the Akamai Identity Services (AIS) product from CDN giant Akamai. The acquisition will help Verimatrix provide a common authentication system to reduce friction within the content distribution workflow for TV everywhere services and ultimately support new ways to increase the value of the content chain on […]

World Cup ‘most streamed event’ for Akamai

The FIFA World Cup in Russia was the most-streamed sporting event on CDN provider Akamai’s platform to date, according to the company. The highest traffic peak was during the semi-final between France and Belgium, where bandwidth reached 22.52Tbps – beating the highest peak in Brazil in 2014, which was 6.88Tbps, according to Akamai. The final […]

Akamai: service providers in need of more sophisticated QoE metrics

Delivering complex content such as sport or high action onto a large-screen TV via streaming requires a minimum of 6Mbps to achieve an ‘excellent’ viewer rating, whilst smartphones require between 2-3Mbps, according to a study by CDN provider Akamai with Eurofins. For less-complex content, optimal bit rates are lower and 2-4Mbps will still deliver an […]

Akamai: World Cup 2018 data traffic outstrips previous tournament

Streaming traffic for the 2018 World Cup has already far surpassed the football tournament’s previous installment in 2014, according to content delivery network (CDN) provider Akamai. The company said that it took 10 days for the Russia World Cup to surpass the Brazil World Cup’s streaming record, and that it streamed 65% more data by the […]

Hotstar sets global concurrent users streaming record

Indian streaming video service Hotstar has set a new world record for online streaming with 8.26 million concurrent viewers, according to the company’s CDN provider Akamai. On May 22 Hotstar streamed the first qualifier match of this season’s Vivo Indian Premier league cricket between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings, with 8.26 million peak concurrent […]

Kaltura and Akamai extend partnership

Kaltura and Akamai have agreed to extend their partnership to offer Akamai’s Predictive Content Delivery via Kaltura’s TV Platform. The joint solution combines Akamai’s Predictive Content Delivery and CDN products along with the Kaltura TV Platform’s customer behaviour and content consumption intelligence. This will enable on-device caching of content using resource management to download content in […]

Akamai highlights record-breaking Rio video traffic volumes

CDN provider Akamai says video traffic from the Rio Olympic Games on its network has now exceeded that from the entire London Olympics and Sochi Winter Olympics combined. “Akamai delivered more video data in the first eight days of Rio than it did for all 34 days of London and Sochi combined,” the company said. […]

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