Akamai Announces Live Streaming For Adobe Flash Player Video

May 18, 2007

Akamai Technologies Inc., a global service provider for accelerating content and applications online, has 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. The solution includes support for On2 Technologies’ VP6 codec used in the latest Adobe Flash Player, as well as for On2’s live Flash video software encoders. Akamai’s Live Streaming for Adobe Flash Player video leverages Akamai’s rich media delivery network. Akamai is also launching a dedicated Flash resource site including white papers, technical tips, and development tools at www.akamai.com/flash. Akamai’s Live Streaming for Adobe Flash Player video is available in July. Akamai Live Flash Streaming features include: scalability for Live Flash Broadcasts; integration with live encoders such as On2 Flix Live for VP6 and the Adobe Flash Media Encoder; and detailed analytics to monitor and understand visitor metrics, volumes delivered as well geographic, player, and format breakdowns for all live streaming broadcasts.