"Akamai is pleased to once again help music fans worldwide so they can enjoy GRAMMY Live video content at the best possible quality wherever they are, on whatever screen they're using," said Bill Wheaton, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Media, for Akamai. "Akamai is proud of our alliance with The Recording Academy and AEG Digital Media, which has led to new and exciting ways to engage audiences and extend the GRAMMY brand with initiatives like GRAMMY Live that marry broadcast and online content to form even more compelling events."
Designed to ensure viewers enjoy watching the highest possible quality video on any device, The Recording Academy will stream GRAMMY Live content over Akamai's Sola Sphere global media storage and delivery platform. Part of Akamai's Sola Media Solutions, Sola Sphere can overcome the challenges of delivering video across the world's wide variety of fixed and mobile network types and varying connection speeds.
About The Recording AcademyEstablished in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com . For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
About AkamaiAkamai® 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.About AEG Digital MediaAEG Digital Media is the leading provider of complete webcast management, technical media services and video optimization solutions in the digital media industry. AEG Digital Media is regarded as the definitive turnkey service provider in the market today with a 12-year track record of empowering and enabling the defining moments in Internet broadcasting and live streaming media. Based in Los Angeles, AEG Digital Media maintains the industry's leading technologies and broadcast operation centers to enable seamless, broadcast-quality live events and TV Everywhere services. www.AEGDigitalMedia.com