Akamai To Offer Bitmovin Video Encoding

Bitmovin said it has officially been qualified as a video transcoding partner by Akamai Technologies, a CDN and edge-processing platform, to enable secure digital content delivery to all consumer platforms. Akamai has worked closely with Bitmovin since Bitmovin ended its Media Services on Demand (MSOD) transcoding service two years ago.

Akamai’s global customer base can now leverage Bitmovin’s containerized encoding on-premise and in the cloud transcoding solution, which is now 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,” said Jon Alexander, Senior Director, Media Product Management at Akamai. “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.”

Akamai’s global users now have access to Bitmovin’s cloud-based encoding capabilities 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.

You might also like...

IP Security For Broadcasters: Part 8 - RADIUS Network Access

Maintaining controlled access is critical for any secure network, especially when working with high-value media in broadcast environments.

No Sign Of Innovation Slowing At NAB 2022

Covid-19 may have changed the course of broadcasting but has not slowed its development, judging from NAB 2022, the first major industry show with a physical presence since before the pandemic.

At 2022 NAB Show Industry Demos Value Of 8K Production

It was in December 2018, during the Rugby World Cup hosted by Japan, that national broadcaster NHK began testing what it called its “Super Hi-Vision” 8K system, broadcasting images via satellite at up to 16x greater than that of HD—with a com…

Thoughts On NAB 2022

NAB happened! Yes, footfall was inevitably down and there were fewer vendors exhibiting, but the show went on. And what a great success it was too.

Transforms: Part 4 - Discrete Fourier Transforms

As we saw earlier when discussing transform duality, when something happens on one side of a transform, we can predict through duality what to expect on the other side.