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Thumbs up EPIX Movies Delivered in HD via Akamai - 19-November-2009, 17:55

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering video, dynamic
transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced that EPIX, the
next generation premium entertainment service from Viacom, Paramount Pictures,
Lionsgate and MGM, has chosen Akamai as the company`s launch provider to deliver
and manage its full length High Definition (HD) movies.

EPIX is the leading next-generation, multi-platform entertainment service,
delivering the latest movie blockbusters, new releases, library classics and
original content across its premium, HD television channel, video-on-demand
service and Web site. Viewers with an EPIX subscription have access
to everything - great entertainment anytime, anywhere, on every platform.

EPIX supported a successful public launch of its service last month by
leveraging a full suite of Akamai solutions, including launching as one of the
first customers on Akamai's deployment of Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 with
support for dynamic streaming. Also integral to the launch were Akamai
Professional Services, Akamai NetStorage, Akamai`s Open Video Player, Akamai
EdgeScape for geotargeting and Akamai Media Analytics.

With the launch, EPIX is now delivering more than 150 full-length HD movie
experiences online with the quality, speed and convenience demanded by today`s
consumers of digital media. With Akamai`s dynamic streaming for Adobe Flash,
movie playback on EPIX seamlessly adapts to end-user machines with different
capabilities, such as lower processing powers or slower Internet connections,
giving consumers a smooth, uninterrupted playback experience online without
sacrificing viewing quality.

"EPIX is leading the next generation of entertainment and Akamai is a key
technology partner for us in this mission," said Thomas Carpenter, VP
Operations. "As drivers of this evolution, we have an imperative to provide
seamless, high-quality video delivery in conjunction with our core brand
promises of exceptional content, programming and user experience. Akamai`s
ability to seamlessly deliver our movies, concerts, comedy specials and events
in HD allows us to fulfill on our promise of a quality, TV-like experience in
the broadband medium."

"Consumers are increasingly seeking out HD video and gravitating toward the
destination sites that offer them the highest quality content and experience,"
said Robert Hughes, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Services and
Marketing at Akamai. "Feature length movies provide the perfect opportunity to
be viewed at full 1280x720 resolution content in full screen. To handle that
type of resolution, our customers are increasingly taking advantage of adaptive
bitrate streaming, a key requirement to ensure consistency and a high-quality,
TV-like experience for viewers. Akamai`s full suite of HD streaming products,
including Adobe FMS 3.5, are designed to offer these benefits."

About EPIX

EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount
Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF),
is a next-generation multiplatform premium entertainment channel,
video-on-demand and online service launched on October 30, 2009. EPIX is
currently distributed by Verizon FiOS on Channel 395 in SD and Channel 895 in HD
and will be distributed by other partners. With access to more than 15,000
motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of the partner studios, EPIX will
deliver films from Paramount, Paramount Vantage, MTV Films and Nickelodeon
Movies released theatrically on or after January 1, 2008 and MGM, United Artists
and Lionsgate titles released theatrically on or after January 1, 2009, which
will be available exclusively to its subscribers.

Providing a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand
and online and more HD movies than any other service, EPIX will air new
Hollywood titles plus classic feature films, original series, and music and
comedy specials. It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly
line-up on video-on-demand, online and on the linear channel. Further, EPIX has
made the commitment to deliver the industry`s most expansive online collection
of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available online to subscribers via its
enhanced service EPIX Megaplex. The joint venture controls all rights to EPIX`s
programming and Viacom provides operational support, including marketing and
affiliate services through its MTV Networks division. Follow the EPIX twitter
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