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Limelight enhances Video Delivery Services

September 15, 2017

Limelight Networks, a global player in digital content delivery, announced enhancements to its Video Delivery Services at IBC 2017 that further improve the performance, quality, and consistency of digital experiences for customers worldwide.

Limelight’s Video Delivery Services are part of the Orchestrate Platform and provide live and VoD media management, packaging, and delivery of broadcast-quality video to virtually any screen. New features and enhancements include:

Low-Latency Live Video Streaming: Limelight will implement WebRTC-based low-latency live video streaming across Limelight’s global content delivery network. With Adobe’s upcoming end-of-life for Flash, many content distributors need to move to a new streaming technology to support live video streaming workflows. By integrating WebRTC streaming support into the Limelight Orchestrate Platform, content distributors will be able to easily implement scalable live video streaming workflows such as gambling, gaming, and sports broadcasting that require the lowest possible latency. Viewers will be able to watch broadcast quality live online streaming video as close to real-time as possible.

Limelight Video Acceleration: At IBC 2017, the company will also be featuring its recently introduced Limelight Video Acceleration, which reduces the delivery latency of standard video streaming formats.  By optimizing the configuration and delivery of HLS and MPEG-DASH media, live video can be viewed on just about any device with minimum streaming delay.

Integrated DRM Support for Video Streaming: Through its partnership with BuyDRM, a leading provider of Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions, Limelight will be providing fully integrated DRM content protection for video streaming on desktop and mobile devices. By delivering integrated licensing, authentication, and video player capabilities, Limelight customers will be able to easily implement digital rights management for their streaming video content without needing to perform complex integrations or engage multiple vendors.

“Limelight is committed to helping our customers deliver the fastest and most reliable online streaming experiences to any device anywhere,” said Nigel Burmeister, Vice President of Marketing at Limelight. “From massive live multiplayer VR gaming experiences, streaming the most watched live sporting events to viewers worldwide, or using video in emerging fields like real-time IoT device control, Limelight delivers the best low-latency live video streaming experiences to help companies achieve their most strategic business objectives.”

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