Akamai Technologies says its Akamai HD Network, a global video delivery network, has had its HTTP dynamic streaming implementation certified by Adobe. The certification validates that the Akamai HD Network delivery of live and on-demand streaming based on Adobe Flash technology, via the Adobe F4F format, is fully compatible with Adobe Flash run times that currently support HTTP dynamic streaming.
Accordingly, content owners are expected to soon be able to take advantage of new HTTP dynamic streaming features, supported across the Akamai HD Network, which will be designed to improve video quality.
Support for the new HTTP dynamic streaming capabilities are being made available in the Akamai HD for the Adobe Flash Platform product, which has been delivering high-quality, broadcast scale Flash video for almost two years now using HTTP based adaptive streaming. By integrating HTTP dynamic streaming capabilities into this product, it is expected that customers will be able to leverage the new capabilities without making any changes to their existing Flash workflow.