Akamai on Tuesday unveiled a network for high-definition video designed to deliver content via Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight and Apple's iPhone. The goal: Deliver an HDTV experience online.
Akamai's HD platform, which will be demonstrated later today, will be designed for what the company calls "the most popular runtime environments": Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight and the iPhone.
Among the key features of Akamai HD:
In a statement, Paul Sagan, CEO of Akamai, said that the Internet is quickly moving to HD-quality video and needs to hit broadcast-size audiences quickly.