NEW YORK, NY — Akamai has returned to the Cannes Film Festival this year, powering the video distribution of film trailers and event coverage, but this time in HD quality. 

At the Streaming Media East conference on Tuesday, I spoke Akamai's Suzanne Johnson about plans for the two-week film festival which started yesterday.

The quality of the stream looks really good  Check out the trailer for the French language version of Toy Story. 

Akamai CEO Paul Sagan was a keynote speaker at the conference.   

At the conference, the company had news about streaming long form, theatrical video in HD.  

More coverage from Streaming Media East to come.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer

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