Adaptive Media Delivery (AMD) delivers streaming video by adapting, real-time to available bandwidth and providing a quality viewing experience with superior scalability, reliability, availability and reach. AMD is optimized for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) streaming to provide a high quality viewing experience across the broad variety of network types – fixed or mobile – at varying connection speeds.

Important: With the exception of integration of a Media Services Live origin within an AMD property, this guide is not generally intended for users of the Media Services - Live or Media Services - VOD products.

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The Akamai Intelligent Platform’s distributed architecture and ISP partnerships place the servers and your content closer to the viewer, for better reliability, availability, and performance. This offers a high quality experience that your online audiences have come to expect.