fuboTV brings Akamai to its game

Staff writer
28 Sep 2015
Daily News

fuboTV has selected Akamai's Media Delivery Solutions to support its over-the-top (OTT) soccer streaming service.

The sports streaming service provider is using Akamai to deliver broadcast-quality live and on-demand soccer content to viewers worldwide while helping reduce costs and manage regional licensing agreements.

Launched in January 2015, fuboTV delivers 30 to 40 live soccer games each week and hundreds of hours of VOD content to viewers across connected devices.

Since transitioning to Akamai and away from managing its own transcoding servers and numerous third-party providers, fuboTV successfully delivered two of soccer's largest events, El Clasico and Copa America.

Further, the company says it has saved thousands of dollars each month by avoiding server upgrades, with the expectation that the savings will eventually be even greater over time.

"With predictability in pricing being a key priority as we went global, we found Akamai to be the only real option to help us cost-effectively deliver live matches,” said Sung Ho Choi, CTO of fuboTV.

"The transition went smoothly because Akamai has battle-tested its solutions and developed clear procedures for migration and going live," said Choi.

fuboTV leverages Akamai's Adaptive Media Delivery, which includes token authentication that grants authorized viewers access to premium content, and content targeting for compliance with regional licensing agreements.

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