At IBC, CDN provider Akamai will be showing how it can help broadcasters transition to OTT delivery using edge services that provide the highest levels of fidelity, agility, intelligence and security. Demos will include:
- Fidelity: delivery, playback and user interface capabilities featuring ultra-low latency, with media players and image management that support best-possible streaming experiences across any size audience, geographies and network conditions.
- Agility: personalised viewing experiences based on end-user viewing conditions or dynamic ad insertion that help broadcasters to better monetise their cloud-based operations and workflows.
- Intelligence: tools and services that include insight-driven analytics, award-winning Broadcast Operations Control Centre (BOCC), monitoring and support, load testing and viewer-perceived performance measurement
- Security: Security Operations Command Centre (SOCC) support, token authentication, bot management and real-time threat monitoring to help protect against a range of threats, including DDoS attacks, malicious requests and ‘credential stuffing’ – a form of attack which takes over accounts through automated web injection
Akamai will also be streaming its Akamai TV Live service in 4K HDR from the IBC show floor, showing how it can help customers deliver content such as a news programme from almost anywhere at any time.