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Akamai: “Critical inflection point for CDNs”

Akamai Technologies, a provider of cloud services, has released a report in which online video professionals in North America and Europe share insights about how their organisations leverage content delivery networks (CDNs), as well as how they consume content both personally and professionally. The report found that industry experts, engineers and executives who prefer an array of primary devices to […]

Media workloads converging on x86 processors

The shifting media consumption landscape, in which IP distribution and IP consumption are important imperatives for traditional broadcasters as well as new media companies, is driving uptake of x86 processors within media workloads. According to ABI Research, these changes, which rely on

Anevia partners with Cedexis

Anevia, a global player in the development of software infrastructure for delivering live television and VoD services over the Internet, has announced a partnership with CDN load-balancing specialist Cedexis. A newly signed agreement between the two companies sees Cedexis technology implemented by Anevia to enhance the quality-of-service monitoring capabilities of ViaMotion Plus. Integrating Cedexis technology into ViaMotion Plus now enables […]

ProSiebenSat.1 expands Level 3 services

Level 3 Communications has been awarded additional business with the Germany-based media group ProSiebenSat.1. Level 3 will now provide services to the group across four business units: ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, ProSiebenSat.1 Games, ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion and maxdome GmbH. The use of Level 3’s content delivery network (CDN) and security services supports the ProSiebenSat.1 group in achieving the diversification of revenue streams beyond […]

Zenterio implements Broadpeak

Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live and VoD servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, has announced that its quality of experience (QoE) agent has been integrated with Zenterio OS for interactive TV. The two companies have worked together to bring to market new solutions to meet IPTV operator’s expectations. “Thanks to […]

Clouds gather. Shift Happens.

SCTE Denver. Shifts Happen was the pithy up sum on how cable has to keep on keeping up with every new innovation that tries to eat its lunch. It was provided by retiring Time Warner Cable CTO Mike LaJoie and was the prelude to a keynote by Tony Werner, Comcast’s current CTO, where he ran through all the bumps there […]

WRN Broadcast links Voxafrica to broadcast chain

Content delivery specialist WRN Broadcast is providing essential fibre connectivity to support Voxafrica, a TV broadcaster of Pan African news and general entertainment. WRN Broadcast’s fully redundant fibre connectivity enables Voxafrica’s feed to reach its distribution point for onward transmission to DSTV and Canal Sat in Africa, as well as a number of IPTV platforms in France. “Reliability of service […]

4K F1 feed from Tata

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CDN provider Tata Communications has become the first company to deliver a live 4K feed from a Formula 1 event. The landmark was achieved during the first practice session at the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, where live footage was delivered end-to-end over Tata Communications’ Global Video Connect Network, to Formula One Management’s (FOM) Technical HQ in […]

Fastly CDN raises $40m

Fastly, the content delivery network (CDN) engineered for the future, today announced that it has raised a $40 million round from previous investors August Capital, Battery Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, and Amplify Partners, as well as new investor IDG Ventures. August Capital led the funding round. With the investment, Fastly plans to grow its team with key executive and engineering […]

Alcatel-Lucent enhances Velocix CDN

Alcatel-Lucent is to introduce new features to its Velocix Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution to enable pay-TV operators to better manage their networks and set a new standard for the customer experience of IP video services. As operators cope with the ever-increasing amount of IP-based video traffic, the Velocix CDN offers a number of improvements which take advantage of innovations […]

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