Monday, October 22, 2007

Limelight Launches HD Service over the Web

Limelight Networks introduced a service for the delivery of high-definition (HD) media and digital content over the Internet to Internet-connected televisions, game consoles and PCs.

Technology partners supporting the LimelightHD initiative include Adobe Systems, Microsoft, Move Networks and Veoh Networks. LimelightHD will be available immediately on over 700 broadband access networks worldwide. LimelightHD will deliver video content in all HD formats including 1080p resolution supporting popular Internet formats and players including Adobe Flash Player software, Microsoft Windows Media, Microsoft Silverlight and Move Media Player.

Early customers include Brightcove and key media entities, including Fox Interactive Media, MSN Video and

Limelight's content delivery network bypasses the public Internet and delivers content directly to last-mile broadband access networks. The company operates thousands of high-performance content servers distributed worldwide.

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