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NBC Olympics' Production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi to Utilize Akamai for Video Streaming Delivery, Site

NBC Olympics' Production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi to Utilize
 Akamai for Video Streaming Delivery, Site Performance and Security Services

NBC Olympics leveraging complete suite of Akamai cloud services to deliver
fast, reliable and secure digital experience during its coverage of 2014 Sochi
Winter Games

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:
AKAM) has been selected to provide online video streaming delivery, site
performance and security services to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC
Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi,
Russia, from February 6 - February 23. The announcement was made today by
Richard Cordella, Senior Vice President & GM, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group,
and Brad Rinklin, Chief Marketing Officer, Akamai.

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NBC Olympics' digital offering is designed to maximize viewer engagement
through comprehensive coverage, results, schedules and bios along with
multiple tools to foster social interaction. The combination of Akamai's
cloud-based digital media, site performance and security solutions help make
the entire online experience faster, scalable and more secure. With Akamai,
NBC Olympics can efficiently deliver high-quality video through
NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra mobile app. These experiences
are automatically optimized for viewing devices and network variability while
enjoying protection against malicious traffic.

Rinklin said: "A production of the importance, scope and magnitude of NBC
Olympics' digital experience involves countless complexities that can be
managed through Akamai's cloud-based solutions. The Akamai Intelligent
Platform is designed to handle the challenges that organizations face in site
performance, video delivery and security. Akamai is proud to partner with NBC
Olympics on the Sochi Winter Games and is looking forward to helping viewers
across America enjoy their favorite events wherever and whenever they want,
and on whatever device they choose."

Cordella said: "We are pleased to be working with Akamai, and are confident
that the breadth of the Akamai cloud services, including high-quality video,
site performance and security, will improve the viewer experience while
watching the Games on either NBCOlympics.com or the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
Viewers will enjoy a consistent and high-quality experience on any device,
anywhere."

The Sochi Olympics mark the first time that all Winter Games competitions will
be streamed live. For live and on-demand video delivery, NBC Olympics is
leveraging Akamai Digital Media solutions to stream all 98 events, including
every medal competition, event highlights, and athlete interviews and
profiles. Akamai is also supporting DVR functions such as pause and event
rewinds. The suite of cloud-based media workflow, storage and delivery tools
provides the necessary quality and scale to solve the challenges of
multi-device consumption.

NBCOlympics.com is NBC Olympics' re-launched portal built to serve as the hub
for its digital Winter Games experience. The site leverages Akamai's Ion
next-generation site performance technology – a tightly integrated suite of
intelligent acceleration and optimization technologies to make real-time
decisions based on the requirements of the given connectivity and situation.
As a result, viewers can enjoy fast, personalized experiences across devices,
browsers and networks.

Since 2004, Akamai has helped rights-holders worldwide deliver live and
on-demand online streaming of the Olympic Games in both winter and summer.

About NBC Olympics

A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing,
programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for
its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to
aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.

For more information on NBC Olympics' coverage of the Sochi Olympics, please
visit: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/

About Akamai

Akamai^® is the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing
and securing online content and business applications. At the core of the
Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive
reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise.
Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world,
supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage
the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of
innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or
blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

The release contains information about future expectations, plans and
prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements
for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those
indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important
factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to
intentionally disrupt our services or network by hackers or others, unexpected
termination of Akamai's relationship with NBC Olympics, a failure of Akamai's
network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai's
Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other
documents periodically filed with the SEC.

Contacts:
Chris Nicholson
Media Relations 
617-444-2987
cnichols@akamai.com

Tom Barth
Investor Relations
617-274-7130
tbarth@akamai.com

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