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Akamai Is Working on a Platform for Real-Time Companion Streaming

Akamai Is Working on a Platform for Real-Time Companion Streaming | Social TV, Transmedia, Broadcast Trends | Scoop.it

The aim, the company says, is to take today’s fast-growing but chaotic landscape of TV “companion” apps – such as ones delivering athlete stats to people watching the Olympics, or crime-fighting details to CSI junkies—and make it easier to create and see such additional content.

 

The Akamai proof of concept—shown for the first time to MIT Technology Review last week—consists of a few parts. The first is a piece of software that would reside on whatever device you use, whether it’s a television set fed by a cable or satellite service, a set-top box delivering content over the Internet, or even a DVR playing a recorded show. A one-time authentication process links your tablet or smartphone to the device.

 

Real-time information on what show you’re watching—even as you change the channel—gets sent to Akamai’s servers. Relevant secondary information then gets streamed directly back to your smartphone or tablet in near real-time.


Via Nicolas Weil, Ludovic Bostral, Raffaele Nappi
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Isabelle Bourekeb's curator insight, January 24, 2013 4:39 PM

La guère des données personnelles...

Valery's curator insight, January 25, 2013 6:07 AM

Akamai won't make new friends with this move. Still it seems as smart move.

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The Hybrid Media Challenge - Broadcasters vs the Force

The Hybrid Media Challenge - Broadcasters vs the Force | Social TV, Transmedia, Broadcast Trends | Scoop.it

Gary Hayes at the Media140 conference discusses: "high level challenges for broadcasters trying to truly integrate fiction, factual and entertainment with social, mobile and 2nd screen (or synch services)" …


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7 Things You Should Know About 2nd Screen Interaction

Originally presented in London at Screen Digest’s “The Future of Digital Media” event, this is Alan Wolk’s latest salvo in his attempt to bring common sense to the discussion around second screen.


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