Here are four tricks to help scale up quickly in an emergency. First, adapt the traffic to the specific devices and portions of the network you are targeting. Second, if you have a hardware-agnostic CDN solution, you can scale it up by adding extra nodes in the public cloud, or by re-purposing hardware that is normally used for other purposes. Third, increase the transcoding quality to have better-compressed streams. If this means you use too much processing power for encoding, then you can reduce the number of profiles on certain channels. Finally, you can remove the DRM protection to make it easier to scale up.