Telestream Wirecast Enables Encoding to Akamai Platform

Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced that Wirecast now enables live encoding directly to the Akamai Intelligent Platform. Akamai’s network is one of the world’s largest CDNs, responsible for serving up 30 percent of all Web traffic at a given time. The integration gives users access to this platform either directly, or by way of any streaming service using an Akamai backbone.

“This integration with Akamai is key to our strategy of making live streaming easier and more accessible,” says Barbara DeHart, VP desktop products at Telestream. “Wirecast users can now live stream flawless video to Akamai with just a few clicks.”

Telestream worked with Akamai to meet all the requirements for live encoding on the Akamai platform. Users can now access Akamai directly from Wirecast’s output settings menu.

“Akamai is pleased that Telestream’s Wirecast users can now easily deliver their live streaming content to viewers across the Akamai Intelligent Platform, allowing them to leverage Akamai’s industry-leading global reach and scale,” said Kurt Michel, director of product marketing for digital media at Akamai. “By simplifying access to Akamai’s live streaming network ingest points, Telestream’s integration helps content providers overcome the complexities of delivering live events with the quality that consumers have come to expect.”

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