Olympusat Telecom Standardizes on Akamai Solutions for Content Preparation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – March 19, 2013 – 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.

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 content.
  • 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.


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.


Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects 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.

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