Akamai Announces Live Streaming for Adobe Flash Player Video

May 15th, 2007 | By | Category: Streaming Video, Video

Media delivery network Akamai Technologies today announced the availability of Akamai Live Streaming in the Adobe Flash FLV format for delivering live, real-time audio and video formatted for playback using the Adobe Flash Player.

Akamai’s distributed architecture is designed to handle live online events and scale to support thousands of simultaneous viewers. Through a series of beta events, the service has already proven its ability to scale to support thousands of concurrent users.

Akamai is also launching a dedicated Flash resource site including white papers, technical tips and development tools.

“Akamai’s goal is to not only to deliver high quality streaming, but to create a seamless end-to-end integrated experience that works flawlessly,” said Brad Rinklin, Vice President of Marketing, Akamai Technologies.

“As video on the web proliferates, Adobe’s goal is to bring rich interactive experiences to viewers around the world anytime, anywhere,” said Jim Guerard, vice president of Dynamic Media at Adobe. “Backed by the massive scale, reliability and performance of the Akamai platform, we can jointly offer our customers a complete set of tools to deliver truly engaging web video experiences.”

Over the past few months, Akamai has broadcast multiple live streaming events in Adobe’s Flash Player video format including Nickelodeon’s 20th Annual Kid Choice Awards, Adobe’s live coverage of the Amgen Tour of California bicycle race, Adobe’s CS3 launch, and live video broadcast events for leading social media community site Stickam.

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