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fuboTV Teams Up with Akamai for Global OTT Soccer Service

CAMBRIDGE, MA | September 22, 2015

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, today announced that fuboTV has selected Akamai's Media Delivery Solutions to support its over-the-top (OTT) soccer streaming service. fuboTV is using Akamai to deliver broadcast-quality live and on-demand soccer content to viewers worldwide while helping reduce costs and manage regional licensing agreements. Launched in January 2015, fuboTV delivers 30 to 40 live soccer games each week and hundreds of hours of VOD content to viewers across connected devices.

Since transitioning to Akamai and away from managing its own transcoding servers and numerous third-party providers, fuboTV successfully delivered two of soccer's largest events, El Clasico and Copa America. Not only has it improved playback performance; the company says it has done so while saving thousands of dollars each month by avoiding server upgrades, with the expectation that the savings will eventually be even greater over time.

Sung Ho Choi, CTO, fuboTV, credits Akamai's close collaboration, world-class solutions and proven global delivery for his team's ability to cost-effectively stream reliable, broadcast-quality content to viewers anytime, anywhere.

"With predictability in pricing being a key...