Olympusat Telecom Standardizes on Akamai Solutions for Content Preparation

Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:30am EDT

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Akamai's Sola Media Solutions help Olympusat streamline multi-screen video
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  and  CAMBRIDGE, Mass.,  March 19, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --
2013 NAB Show Booth SL2724 -- Olympusat Telecom, a strategic business division
of  Olympusat Holdings, Inc.,  the United States  market leader in the
development and distribution of independent  Hispanic,  Specialty, and  Faith &
Family  television networks, and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the
leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing
user experiences on any device, anywhere, announced today that Olympusat is in
the process of standardizing on Akamai's  Sola Media Solutions  for its
end-to-end content preparation. Olympusat is incorporating Akamai's cloud-based
Sola Vision transcoding, stream packaging and security services, as well as Sola
Sphere content delivery and network storage solutions into its overall video
management services offering for television and rich media customers.

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Olympusat is using Sola Media Solutions to simplify the secure delivery of
HD-quality video content to the widest multi-screen audience possible. Uploading
a single content master "mezzanine" file to a watch folder on Sola Sphere's
NetStorage initiates an automated workflow that generates and packages multiple
video renditions that are optimized for playback across iOS and Android
smartphones and tablets, desktops, connected TVs, gaming consoles and OTT
devices. The new workflow is intended to help Olympusat realize efficiencies and
benefits that can be passed on to customers in the form of streamlined costs,
turnaround time, content protection and expanded reach.  

"Olympusat customers require the ability to efficiently and securely distribute
video to any device, on any platform, across any network globally, and their
audiences expect that content to be of the highest possible quality, no matter
how they're watching," said  C. Austin Powers, President, Olympusat Telecom.
"Akamai gives us the necessary workflow tools and scale to meet the vast set of
requirements that are critical to success in today's world of multi-screen
content consumption."

Olympusat has started deploying an Akamai content workflow consisting of the
following key Sola Vision and Sola Sphere components:

* Transcoding: Multiple renditions of a single mezzanine file are created for
adaptive bitrate streaming in order to improve viewing experience on various
viewing devices.     
* SecureHD: A modular set of conditional access solutions designed to provide
protection against unauthorized use and redistribution of online streaming video
* Stream Packaging: Player requests are automatically interpreted in real time,
enabling on-the-fly stream formatting for compatibility with the viewing device.
* NetStorage and Stream Delivery: Reliable online storage and HTTP media
delivery to address the broad variety of network types and streaming formats.

"Olympusat is leveraging the power of Akamai's cloud-based Sola Media platform
to simplify and expedite many of the time-consuming processes that go into
creating and delivering high-quality video content to connected devices," said 
Bill Wheaton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Akamai's Media
Division. "Not only can Olympusat address current requirements, but Sola Media
is helping them future-proof their workflow with the ability to quickly and
easily add support for new formats and standards."

Akamai plans to demonstrate its entire suite of Sola Media Solutions, and
Olympusat is showing its video management services, at the  2013 NAB Show  in 
Las Vegas  at booth SL2724,  April 8-11.

About Olympusat Telecom
Olympusat Telecom is a turnkey provider of broadband solutions and content rich
media platforms for entertainment and video-centric clients. Olympusat Telecom
is a subsidiary of Olympusat Holdings, Inc., which  owns, operates and
distributes  independent linear and non-linear programming networks to the
Cable, Satellite, and Telco industries and is the leading distributor of
Spanish-language networks in the US.  Olympusat Telecom's business partners
include: Akamai, Level 3 and others. For more information please visit: 
http://www.olympusattelecom.com  or  www.olympusat.com.  

About Akamai
Akamai is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure,
high-performing user experiences on any device anywhere. At the core of the
Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform providing extensive
reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise.
Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world,
supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage
the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation
in a hyperconnected world, please visit  www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and
follow @Akamai on Twitter.

For further information contact:
Seta Goldstein
Marketing Lead

Chris Nicholson
Senior Public Relations Manager  

Natalie Temple
Investor Relations
Akamai Technologies Inc.  

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of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes
of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these
forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including,
but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our
services or network by hackers or others, unexpected termination of Akamai's
relationship with Olympusat, failure of the services to provide the benefits
expected, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, a decision by Akamai or
Olympusat not to present at the 2013 NAB show and other factors that are
discussed in Akamai's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form
10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.  

SOURCE  Akamai Technologies, Inc.

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