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November 08, 2012

iStream Selects Akamai's Sola Media Solutions

Stream, an online provider of live and on-demand Indian video content, has selected Akamai’s (News - Alert) Sola Media Solutions to securely deliver a broad range of programming to audiences around the world.

Akamai Sola Media Solutions form a cloud-based technology platform for live and on-demand video streaming that scales to support the largest online events by managing millions of simultaneous streams.

Supported by the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the portfolio enables the economic online distribution of content to the broadest possible array of devices, delivering rich, high-definition quality video to any device at broadcast-size audiences.

iStream is leveraging Akamai’s Sola Sphere media delivery service to provide more than 40 channels of premium and free Indian-focused news and entertainment at the highest quality possible across a vast and varied landscape of connected devices.

Thanks to the partnership with Akamai, iStream would now gain the flexibility to focus on curating its multilingual content with the confidence that it will be delivered seamlessly across any device or platform, ensuring engaging viewing experiences for its diverse audience.

In addition to high QoS for its viewers, Akamai provides iStream with numerous benefits including a 50 percent increase in page load times, significant infrastructure savings and secure content delivery.

“Akamai’s ability to accelerate and optimize the video content, secure it, provide the same level of superior performance and high-quality experience to our users wherever they are, whatever platforms and devices they are using is key to iStream’s success,” said Swapnil Deopurkar, associate director of Product Marketing for iStream, in a statement.

“With Akamai, iStream is significantly expanding the amount of content we are offering and streaming without making costly investments in additional infrastructure,” Deopurkar added.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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