Akamai Technologies has been selected as the primary content delivery network for movies and TV episodes streamed instantly over the Internet by Netflix. Akamai gives Netflix a strong foundation for the continued growth of its ability to stream instantly, including Netflix's planned expansion to stream to one country outside the US later this year.
By the end of 2009, almost half of the 12.3 million Netflix members had instantly watched a movie or TV episode on either a computer or TV via a Netflix ready device. Netflix projects that number will grow dramatically this year and in the years to come. Netflix chose Akamai's global distribution platform for its highly scalable performance and storage capacity to ensure uninterrupted streaming of movies and TV episodes during peak times.