Akamai announced this week support for FMS 3.5 dynamic streaming to efficiently improve the delivery of HD content with Flash. Part of the announcement is one of the first customers EPIX, a new Flash based HD video portal.

“EPIX has the unique advantage of partnering with three of the leading Hollywood studios which gives us exclusive access to their blockbuster movies, original series and special events programming on-air and online,” said Emil Rensing, Chief Digital Officer, EPIX. “The EPIX approach of providing commercial free, uninterrupted current Hollywood movies in HD, will set a new online content bar. Akamai’s dynamic streaming solution enables us to be one of the first to provide the accessibility, HD quality and convenience which today’s digital consumers demand.
[…] “Video quality is emerging as a competitive battleground for online publishers and a variable bit rate streaming solution is critical to help them navigate the diverse terrain of the Internet to deliver on the promise of High Definition video online,” said Tim Napoleon, chief strategist for Digital Media at Akamai. “Media companies have increasingly turned to Akamai for support as they look to create premium experiences around their valuable online assets. Uninterrupted HD video over a standard Internet connection is a key piece of those experiences. HD video online is at its tipping point and a mission critical element for media companies to stay competitive and open up new revenue streams.”

Read Akamai’s press release.
Visit the dynamic streaming HD demo site.

Very exciting news!