EdgeCast Networks, a content delivery network (CDN), hasannounced full support for HTTP live and on-demand streaming to the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
“Supporting video on demand and live streaming to iOS devices builds on our commitment to ensuring that our customers can deliver content to any user regardless of their format, location, or device,” says Ted Middleton, vice president of product management at EdgeCast Networks. “This further extends the evolution of streaming technology to new HTTP-based formats which bring increased quality, superior user experiences, and new monetization opportunities.”
EdgeCast iOS 4 support includes intelligent dynamic stream technology, which is supported by the media player built into Apple devices. Intelligent dynamic stream selection lets an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch automatically switch between different bit rates depending on the device’s current connection speed. By switching bit rates on-the-fly as network conditions change, users are far more likely to enjoy a clear and uninterrupted viewing experience, whether connecting through EDGE, 3G, or Wi-Fi, says Middleton.
HTTP streaming for Apple devices is available to EdgeCast customers immediately for both live and on-demand content. To learn more, visit the company’s Streaming to Apple Devices page at: http://www.edgecast.com/services/streaming/apple .