Akamai helps Nobel Prize awards go live worldwide

With plenty of happenings in the online video world already this month, here's another first: The 2009 Nobel Prize for medicine was web cast live via YouTube from the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm this morning. The broadcast is the first live stream event from Europe over YouTube. You can watch more Nobel's being awarded live on the web cast here, and, if you're so inclined, can watch an interview with one of the committee members about the prize following the ceremony.

The live video is streamed using Adobe Flash platform and the Content Delivery Network is provided by Akamai. The software was developed in-house at Nobelprize.org.

For more:
Check out the Nobel Prize channel

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