Akamai Teams with EBU for Olympic Streaming

Aug 31, 2004

Akamai Technologies, Inc., a provider of distributed computing solutions and services, has announced that its streaming network is being used by broadcasters throughout Europe for the delivery of live and archived footage of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, to be made available on the broadcasters' respective Web sites. The agreement is between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). EBU broadcasters have the opportunity to use the Akamai EdgePlatform in an effort to ensure the delivery of streaming within their regions. To adhere to syndication guidelines set forth by the IOC for the online streaming of the Olympic Games, the EBU is working with Akamai to ensure content is directed to authorized subscribers in each country or region. Akamai's geo-location technologies, and integration with content security provider Entriq, help enable EBU broadcasters to avoid violation of these acquired rights. European broadcasters that are offering live or deferred streaming of the Games from their respective Web sites include ARD, ZDF in Germany, Canal+ in France, SVT in Sweden, DR Denmark, and SRG in Switzerland.
(www.akamai.com; www.entriq.com)