Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reason<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-appletv-5.jpg" alt="Apple TV"></div>Apple's CDN is online - iTunes to benefit - FlatpanelsHD

Apple TV
Apple's CDN is online - iTunes to benefit

01 Aug 2014 | Rasmus Larsen |

In February 2014, it was reported that Apple was building a massive CDN (content delivery network). The CDN is now online, delivering software updates. It will later take over iTunes content delivery, too, according to Dan Rayburn.

Designed for iTunes & software

Google and Netflix already operate large-scale CDNs to deliver the massive amount of video streaming from YouTube and Netflix’s servers. For the past 12 months, Apple has built out a similar CDN in the US and Europe.

Apple’s plans are not known, but analyst Dan Rayburn who broke the news, says that Apple is already delivering the latest OS X Yosemite beta software via the CDN. He believes that Apple will use it for iOS 8 this fall and eventually for iTunes video and music delivery. Apple's CDN already has 10x the capacity that Apple is currently using.

Apple TV


- “It’s too early to know how much traffic will come over and when, but Apple’s already started using their own CDN much faster than I expected. The pace of their build out and amount of money they are spending on infrastructure is incredible. Based on my calculations, Apple has already put in place multiple terabits per second of capacity and by the end of this year, will have invested well more than $100M in their CDN build out.” says Dan Rayburn.

Today, Apple is using Akamai and Level 3’s CDN networks, but by building its own Apple can have full control over the delivery of software and video. It also enables them to have more control over video encoding and iCloud services.

Apple’s CDN could also be part of the groundwork for a major push into TV.

- Source: Streaming Media Blog



Latest news

Xbox Series X

Here's the next-gen Xbox Series X and the new controller

13 Dec 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Xiaomi TV

Huawei and Xiaomi to launch OLED TVs next year

12 Dec 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung LCD TV

Investment into LCD to dry up by 2022, says IHS Markit

12 Dec 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Sony OLED

Sony's Android 9, AirPlay 2, HomeKit & Atmos update now also rolling out in Europe

12 Dec 2019 | Flatpanels |
Netflix Watch Now

Netflix testing new instant 'Watch Now' feature

11 Dec 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Philips Android TV

Google releases Android 10 for Android TVs

11 Dec 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple Pro Display XDR

Apple launches "XDR" Pro monitor with 6K resolution

11 Dec 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Roku

FBI issues warning about Smart TV security & privacy issues

09 Dec 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |