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Limelight Networks enhances Video Delivery Services at IBC

September 12, 2019

Limelight Networks, a provider of edge cloud services, will introduce new enhancements to its Video Delivery Services at IBC 2019 that further improve the quality and performance of digital experiences for customers worldwide.

Limelight’s realtime, live and on-demand video delivery services integrate its industry-leading global private network with advanced video delivery and management capabilities, providing live and VOD media management, packaging, and delivery of broadcast-quality video to virtually any screen. Limelight holds a Leader position in IDC’s MarketScape 2019 Report on worldwide content delivery networks for its global private network, edge services, low latency video streaming capabilities, and integrated video platform.

New features and enhancements to be announced at IBC 2019 include:

  • Content Delivery Service: Limelight has expanded its global network to almost 50Tbps of egress capacity and its edge server capacity by more than 40 percent since January. This increased capacity ensures critical quality metrics such as re-buffer rate, startup time, and bitrate viewed are improved when using Limelight’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) for live and on-demand video delivery.
  • Live Push: Live Push Ingest (LPI) is new service functionality available in Q4 for live streaming over HTTP. It will allow customers to send their packaged HLS and DASH streams directly to the Limelight CDN for onwards delivery to the end user. LPI will ensure that customers have complete control over their live stream packaging workflow and bandwidth, includes configuration options to control the number of streams sent to the CDN, and provides stream monitoring and traffic reporting.
  • Limelight Video Platform: Enhancements include a new HTML user interface with additional ease-of-use features such as drag and drop to manage video assets, an HTML5 video player that can be customized to match a company’s branding look and feel, and expanded player analytics on rebuffer rates and viewer engagement statistics.

“Limelight’s realtime, live and on-demand video delivery services help companies achieve their most strategic business objectives. We’re continuously building out our private global network and innovating in low latency video and edge solutions to eliminate latencies and enable realtime, highly interactive applications,” said Steve Miller-Jones, Vice President, Product Strategy at Limelight Networks.

Limelight will be demonstrating low latency streaming and highlighting edge services for video applications at IBC 2019 in Hall 5, B.52.

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