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Migration to the world's largest content delivery network? Check!

Posted by Laura Duerring on Jul 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Patent-pending automation software for simple setup and flawless streaming? Check.akamai-logo.jpg

Turn-key equipment bundles, preconfigured and delivered to your door? Check.

Unmatched technical support? Check.

Migration to the world's largest and most trusted content delivery network to ensure the best possible streaming experience for our viewers?

Check, check, check.

The consumption of live broadcasts from StreamSpot customers continues to skyrocket, a true testament to our customers' quality content and ability to share that quality content in the right channels for their viewers. Our team is constantly updating our equipment offerings, making enhancements to our customer portal, and providing top-notch support around the clock. But, at the end of the day, our platform is only as successful as the content delivery network (CDN) with whom we choose to work. That's why StreamSpot is excited to announce the selection of Akamai Technologies, the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platformas a primary CDN for our customers around the globe. 

Akamai’s vast network of over 230,000 servers in over 130 countries will help provide instant benefits to StreamSpot’s broadcasters through seamless, HD-quality, live-video delivery to viewers from the nearest point-of-presence (POP).  For its live streaming platform, StreamSpot is using Akamai’s Media Services Live (MSL) solution for live video delivery and Adaptive Media Delivery (AMD) product for adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming optimized for varying network types and connection speeds. 

While this is an exciting announcement to you, our dev teams here at StreamSpot have been in-the-know on this for some time now, working tirelessly to ensure the migration went smoothly and flawlessly. We're happy to announce that the migration is complete, and customers and viewers alike are already noticing the benefits of the enhancements.

Akamai’s robust network of servers around the world is the perfect solution to ensure the best possible streaming experience for our viewers, and we're thrilled to work with the team at Akamai Technologies!

Click here to read the full press release on this exciting news.

Customer FAQs:

Q: Is this a good thing for StreamSpot customers and their viewers?
A: Yes! As a StreamSpot customer or viewer of a StreamSpot customer, this is a great enhancement to our already awesome streaming platform. With Akamai as StreamSpot's primary CDN, viewers will experience a seamless viewing experience with zero-buffering and reduced latency, thanks to closer POPs from Akamai's 230,000 servers in over 130 countries.

Q: As a StreamSpot customer, when does this happen and what do I need to do?
A:  The solution has been deployed and is in production for all StreamSpot customers, so there is absolutely nothing you need to do, besides enjoy the better streaming experience. 

Q: When can we expect to be moved over to the CDN?
A:  All StreamSpot customers have been transitioned to this CDN.

Q: Who else uses Akamai?
A: The top financial institutions, e-commerce leaders, media & entertainment providers, and government organizations trust Akamai. Check out their blog for updates on some of the great things they're working on!

If you would have any questions, give our support team a shout. We’re happy to help!

Topics: Official StreamSpot Release