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Epic Labs selected as an Akamai Media Technology Partner for VOD Transcoding

Epic Labs’ LightFlow Optimizer and Transcoding services suite to address common challenges for video streaming publishers.
Madrid(3/5/2019) -

Epic Labs announced today that it has been qualified by Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, as a VOD transcoding Media Technology Partner.

LightFlow by Epic Labs™ comprises a suite of API-based video optimizing solutions that helps publishers to improve their video streaming workflow with the goal of increasing user engagement and reducing operating costs.

  • LightFlow Optimizer Suite helps publishers to increase the perceptual quality of video content while reducing its payload.
  • LightFlow Cloud Transcoding Services automate the transcoding tasks by automatically inheriting profiles from the Akamai platform.

Epic Labs’ has integrated their products with Akamai NetStorage and Adaptive Media Delivery to provide customers with solutions for delivering the highest quality VOD end user experience.

Jon Alexander, Sr. Product Line Director :
Akamai is committed to helping customers be more competitive and complete their media workflows with the technical solutions that best complement our technology and their requirements”.
“Content publishers today expect their publishing workflows to be as flexible, smooth and reliable as possible while providing the best-possible experience to their viewers. Epic Labs products integrate seamlessly with the Akamai platform and help companies to successfully address those business challenges.”

As part of the vetting procedure for Akamai’s Media Technology Partner program, Epic Labs’ LightFlow technology has been validated against Akamai’s requirements for VOD transcoding. Akamai oversees this program to ensure that its partner’s software and services meet the high-quality standards set and required by Akamai.

EpicLabs will be presenting LightFlow solution at NAB Show on April 6th to 11th.

Alfonso Peletier, Epic Labs CEO and Co-founder:
“Akamai has been the de-facto standard of streaming video industry for over 20 years, working together with the household names and the most successful video companies in the world.”
“This is a great opportunity for us to join forces with the market leader in video CDN arena. Our combined solutions will help many customers to reach out to their audiences with a faster go-to-market, enhanced quality, for an improved viewer engagement and direct positive impact in their business models.”

LightFlow, Epic Labs’ flagship product, uses Artificial Intelligence and proprietary algorithms to optimize video workflow helping publishers to approach their audience with quality, cost and operative efficiencies. This is achieved by analyzing and creating a unique experience for each video playback context. LightFlow infers its behavior based on an extensive neuronal network where millions of hours of video and user experiences have been fed into the algorithm.

About Epic Labs.
Epic Labs is a software innovation center for Media with customers around the globe benefiting from tailored solutions and LightFlow suite of products and services. Founded and led by former veterans at Akamai Technologies and Dell EMC, Epic Labs is embedded in the business processes of their customers, and has helped companies to develop customers’ media products, increase their quality and gain efficiencies in their publishing workflow. To learn more, visit www.epiclabs.io or @epiclabs_io in Twitter.

About Akamai 
Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics, and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn why the world’s top brands trust Akamai, visit www.akamai.comblogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter. You can find our global contact information at www.akamai.com/locations.

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