Vimond, Akamai Join in Providing ‘Over-The-Top’ Services

The partnership means a single source for designing, deploying and supporting OTT services
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Vimond Media Solutions, the producer of the Vimond online television platform, and Akamai, a cloud platform, are partnering so Vimond’s online video platform can bundle Akamai’s media distribution and over-the-top (OTT) services.

The partnership means Vimond can offer broadcasters and service providers a single source for designing, deploying and supporting OTT services, the company says.

Vimond’s experience at launching high-quality OTT services has customers asking for assistance in selecting and commissioning video distribution infrastructure, said Helge Høibraaten, Vimond’s CEO. “This partnership is a natural extension of what is already a good collaboration with Akamai, the market leader in securely delivering high-quality content to a variety of devices and platforms on a global scale.”

The partnership is the “next step” for the companies, said David Keane, Akamai’s EMEA director of channel sales. “Vimond has been a valued direct Akamai customer for years, so harnessing the company's expertise as part of our broader digital media ecosystem of partners was a natural next step,” he said. Vimond will “benefit a great number of global customers,” he said.