Fastly for Media Streaming and Delivery

Fastly helps the world’s leading media and entertainment brands — like A+E, Spotify, and Fox — to reliably deliver stellar live and on-demand streaming media experiences, quickly and securely at scale. We do this by providing near real-time visibility and granular control on a platform that reduces your infrastructure footprint.

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Solve technical complexity and reduce the total cost of your streaming infrastructure

Fastly’s Media Shield acts as an origin to collapse simultaneous content requests from multiple CDNs into one, significantly reducing your origin traffic and boosting performance, with minimal impact to your existing workflows. You can maintain visibility across multi-CDN strategy, and can even attain glass-to-glass visibility by combining our real-time streaming logs with player-side data.

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How Fox delivers low latency, high-quality live streaming entertainment to growing worldwide audiences.

In this Q&A with Mayur Srinivasan, Executive Director of Engineering at Fox TV & Sports, hear how investments in cloud infrastructure and a multi-CDN strategy resulted in greater resiliency. See how his team streamlined end-to-end workflows, and helped manage expectations with stakeholders, to deliver an exceptional live event experience around the biggest sporting event of the year.

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Engage viewers with high-quality video experiences that stand out

Provide the best possible viewer experiences with built-in logic that tailors content to viewers’ devices and platforms. With Fastly’s real-time streaming logs, you can monitor infrastructure performance. Paired with granular controls and immediate config changes, you can troubleshoot issues before they substantially impact QoE. Our network also employs self-healing, real-time fault detection and mitigation to automatically address internet weather challenges.

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277 Tbps

Connected Global Capacity

As of September 30, 2022


A high performance global network that automatically scales to meet demand

Instantly scale to support traffic surges associated with major live events or spikes in on-demand viewership. Fastly reduces the burden on your origin by optimizing how we process large request volumes, without capacity constraints or bottlenecks. Once received, content is sent to the player without waiting for the download to complete.

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Prevent viewers from circumventing your security

Protecting your content is paramount. Fastly supports multiple forms of content protection from token authentication and AES-128, to DRM. You can even detect VPN usage to block unauthorized access at the edge. We also secure your platform from account takeover attacks and other security threats with next-generation app and API protection that doesn’t impair performance.

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Digital transformation success: A+E developers deploy in milliseconds and cut video delivery costs 20% with Fastly

A+E Networks brings great storytelling to 550+ million digital users worldwide through subscriptions, video on demand (VOD) live streaming, and TV, reaching up to 70% of American homes via A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, and more.

  • The challenge

    The A+E development team operates in a multi-CDN environment. Before Fastly, they lacked the visibility to see what was happening across their different CDN services, or to make changes themselves. They relied on Professional Services, which left them waiting on support.

  • The solution

    Fastly empowers A+E developers with API access and tools that help them implement changes easily and instantly, for config changes and rollbacks executed in milliseconds. Media Shield simplifies A+E’s multi-CDN architecture. Simpler applications are more reliable, which means happier customers and more engagement, driving more ad revenue and subscribers.

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“It's very important for us to have high cache hit ratios and Fastly has helped us achieve that. Media Shield plays an important role in enabling caching not just for Fastly but through our other CDNs, as part of our multi-CDN strategy.” 

John Cool

Vice President, Digital Media

95% CSAT


Partner with a team who puts your success first.

With a customer satisfaction rating (CSAT) of over 95%* for the past three years running, we pride ourselves on our relationship with our customers. Fastly’s world-class support includes help via chat with Fastly engineers, in-depth tech documentation, solutions packages, Live Event Monitoring and more.

*as of June 30, 2020

Introducing Developer Hub

Fastly was built by developers for developers. Our powerful edge cloud network empowers teams to solve critical business problems through agile software development. You can get hands-on with our technology today at our Developer Hub — where you’ll find our developer tools, world-class documentation, and critical assets to help you get started.