Akamai’s OTT Center Offers OTA Lessons

Matt Azzarto, Akamai’s director of media operations, put in place a master control operation to monitor the health of the content streams in about 100 days. He discusses how his 10 years at NBCU helped him tackle the demands of creating and running the new facility, the custom software tools Akamai has developed for the project, the tougher demands of monitoring live OTT content delivery and what lessons over-the-air broadcasters can learn from the BOCC as they may soon begin preparing to support Internet content delivery as part of ATSC 3.0 operations.