Total Eclipse Off the Charts: Powering NASA TV’s Live Streaming Coverage of Solar Eclipse
The combination of Dragonfli’s media player with Akamai’s Media Services Live and Adaptive Media Delivery video streaming solutions by InfoZen’s, helped NASA TV deliver high-quality video to 12.1 million unique viewers who watched the live stream via the NASA.gov site on connected devices around the world.
NASA TV successfully delivered its global broadcast of the event… from coast to coast.
As the moon passed in front of the sun during a two-hour period on August 21, 2017, 14 states across the U.S. experienced more than two minutes of darkness, while a partial eclipse was visible across all of North America. Powered by Akamai and Dragonfli, NASA TV successfully delivered its global broadcast of the event, providing unprecedented footage of the sun, Earth and moon, and their interaction across the total eclipse’s extended trajectory from coast to coast. Coverage featured live reports from Charleston, South Carolina; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Jefferson City, Missouri; Salem, Oregon; and several other U.S. cities in its path.