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ITV, Akamai simulate virtual viewers ahead of World Cup

Akamai Technologies has announced that it was ITV’s partner to test the complex infrastructure necessary to live stream this year’s World Cup. ITV used Akamai’s CloudTest service to stress-test its streaming capabilities ahead of the World Cup and the launch of its new streaming platform ITVX. ITV used CloudTest to identify issues and mitigate risks […]

December 22, 2022

50 media companies make DPP sustainability pledge

The DPP, the media industry’s business network, has announced that 50 media companies have officially joined its DPP Committed to Sustainability programme. The scheme, enabled by DPP members Atos and Red Bee Media, was first launched at the DPP Technology Leaders’ Briefing in 2019 and was set up to celebrate and promote good practice in […]

March 29, 2022

Research: Extensive global piracy demand

Research from digital experience protection and delivery specialist Akamai Technologies, Pirates in the Outfield, a collaboration between Akamai and anti-piracy, market analytics and audience connection solutions provider MUSO, illustrates how online piracy continues to be prevalent across, and financially detrimental to, a variety of industries. Between January and September 2021, global piracy demand — measured […]

January 27, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: High demand for multiplayer & cross-platform games

Unity, a platform for creating and operating real-time 3D content, has released two reports revealing the high demand for multiplayer games and the importance of post launch content for sustaining player engagement. Unity Gaming Services’ Cross-Platform Gaming Study conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Unity, revealed that over half of all Americans (56 […]

November 16, 2021

IBC free to attend

Organisers of content and technology event IBC have announced a comprehensive content programme for the 2021 edition, which for the first time will be free for all to access. Attendees can watch the sessions in person in Amsterdam or online via IBC Digital, which will launch on October 21st. This year’s content programme will focus […]

September 30, 2021By Colin Mann

Videon raises $7.3m Series A funding

Videon, a specialist in edge computing for video, has raised $7.3 million (€6.1m) in Series A funding, led by Voyager Capital. Videon says the funding will allow it to expand its senior leadership, engineering, marketing, and sales teams, enabling it to bring its unique video compute platform to more customers worldwide. Additionally, Rob Green in […]

June 23, 2021

Akamai’s edge platform for Quickchannel

Quickchannel, a provider of online streaming and recording services, has announced a new partnership with Akamai Technologies, an international content delivery network (CDN) and cloud service company, following increased customer demand for broadcasting large scale live events to global audiences. Viktor Underwood, CEO at Quickchannel, said: “A reliable enterprise video streaming solution is no longer […]

June 14, 2021

Friend MTS, Akamai anti-piracy collaboration

Content protection services provider Friend MTS has expanded its partnership with intelligent edge platform Akamai. The companies will now offer content owners, broadcasters and operators a new smart server-side A/B variant watermarking solution based on the Friend MTS ASiD OTT Edge-switched technology and Akamai’s Access Revocation solution / technology. Akamai customers now have access to […]

April 23, 2021By Colin Mann

Akamai, Plume partner for broadband subscriber experience

Digital experience intelligent edge platform Akamai is partnering with smart home services specialist Plume. The partnership gives Akamai’s entire global customer network, sales and go-to-market teams immediate access to Plume’s services platform to accelerate the deployment of new and highly-personalised Smart Home Services for broadband subscribers. The partnership will also combine Akamai Security and Personalization […]

January 27, 2021

Report: Gamers increasingly at risk from cybercriminals

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of online gamers’ enhanced connectivity, according to specialist consultancy Omnisperience, whose new report, Unleashing new revenue streams and boosting digital confidence with CCAPS, suggests that service providers are well positioned to secure and assure the gaming experience, creating new revenue streams. Gaming has long been a honey pot for cybercriminals. Gamers […]

January 26, 2021By Angharad Rhiannon