Bitmovin, a world leader in online video technology, announces it has been qualified as a video transcoding partner by Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences.
Akamai has worked closely with Bitmovin since first announcing its plans to retire its Media Services on Demand (MSOD) transcoding service. Akamai’s global customer base will be able to leverage Bitmovin’s simple, reliable and high performance transcoding solution – fully integrated with Akamai NetStorage and Media Delivery products.
“Streaming TV providers, content creators and publishers using Akamai now have access to Bitmovin’s next-generation encoding capabilities. We’re helping joint customers take advantage of the scale and capacity of the Akamai Edge and deliver high-quality video optimized for delivery across multiple networks and to any device,” said Jon Alexander, Senior Director, Media Product Management at Akamai.
Akamai’s global users now have complete access to Bitmovin’s advanced, cloud based encoding capabilities, all available as part of their usual video workflow. Bitmovin Video Encoding offers per-title, per-scene and three-pass features that automatically select the best encoding options according to the complexity of each piece of content, adjusting bitrate requirements to optimize the delivery of each individual asset. This reduces bandwidth consumption by applying the minimum bitrate required to maintain perfect visual quality. Akamai customers will also be able to use multiple codecs, including next generation options such as AV1 and VVC, to ensure the best possible consumer experience across multiple devices. Full support for ad insertion, plus a wide range of digital rights management (DRM) solutions, means using Bitmovin represents a complete end-to-end encoding solution.
“Akamai is a true world leader in digital content delivery, we’re proud to be able to give its global customers complete access to our full range of cloud encoding capabilities – all within a single platform. Together, we offer a seamless way to deliver fantastic quality video to audiences anywhere, on any device,” said Stefan Lederer, CEO at Bitmovin.
For more information about the Bitmovin and the Akamai integration, please visit: https://bitmovin.com/akamai
Bitmovin is a leading provider of video infrastructure for online media companies around the world. The company has been at the forefront of all major developments in online video – from building the world’s first commercial adaptive streaming player to deploying first software-defined encoding service that runs on any cloud provider or in a data centre. Bitmovin works with media companies across the globe to build innovative video products. To find out more, please visit www.bitmovin.com.
Bitmovin has been a first mover in almost every significant development in online video, including building and deploying the world’s first commercial adaptive streaming (MPEG-DASH/HLS) HTML5 Player. Bitmovin customers collectively deliver several billion videos to consumers every day.
Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone – and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn why the world’s top brands trust Akamai, visit www.akamai.com, blogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter.
About the author : Kauser Kanji
I've been working in online video since 2005 and have held senior roles at NBC Universal, ITN and Virgin Media. I've also completed VOD projects for the BBC, Netflix, Sony Pictures and a host of broadcasters and service-providers all over the world. Catch me on our weekly debate show, OTT Question Time, or drop me a line on LinkedIn.