TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Limelight Networks (Nasdaq: LLNW), a leading content delivery network (CDN) for digital media, announced today that MyVideo.de, the largest video delivery service in Germany, has selected Limelight as its exclusive provider of CDN services. Using Limelight's high performance CDN, Romania-based MyVideo.de can cost-effectively scale its video-sharing offerings to accommodate its rapidly increasing audience of users, while ensuring high quality and reliable access to rich media content at peak times.
MyVideo.de is Germany's leading video delivery service and has been at the forefront of the user-generated video sharing industry since early 2006. The site provides users with a portal to upload, view and share videos for the German-language market. With free access provided to more than one and a half million videos, the site is growing steadily, servicing more than eight million video views per day -- an increase of more than one million per day in only four months. Users can share links with friends and family, as well as rate and comment on the videos.
MyVideo.de previously provisioned its own servers but found the rapidly increasing number of users was slowing the service down considerably, providing a poor customer experience. Limelight Networks has taken away the need for MyVideo.de to invest in a private infrastructure by providing a globally distributed rich media delivery solution that dramatically improves the time it takes for users to view or upload videos. MyVideo.de can now ensure a reliable and high-quality customer experience even at peak times, when most users in the community are viewing or uploading videos.
"It became clear early on that we would need to improve our infrastructure in order to provide our customers with a superior level of service," said MyVideo spokesperson Tilo Bonow. "We needed a scalable and high-performing network that would allow all of our customers to experience the best possible delivery speeds at any time of day, especially during peak times. We were familiar with Limelight Networks and decided that their experience and global network would be the ideal solution to deliver the quality of service our user community expects and to ensure we were able to successfully meet our ever-expanding growth."
"MyVideo.de is facing a business challenge that many social networking companies are challenged with in today's world of user-generated content -- the need to expand and improve delivery capabilities rapidly as its community of users and their demand for its rich media grows exponentially," said George Meek, vice president, Europe at Limelight Networks. "Limelight's CDN platform leverages an advanced media network architecture with massively scalable capacity. This ensures that end users continue to experience reliable and high-quality delivery of rich media regardless of the audience size or activity."
With an average of 6.46 million unique users per month (source: AGOF), MyVideo.de is Germany's leading video community making available more than 1.5 million videos for viewing, commenting, recommending and sharing with family and friends. Users can become directors and producers of their own films, make their videos available for other users to watch, and thereby, express their creativity and personality. With innovative functionality, inventive content specials, and technical convenience, MyVideo.de offers its users the maximum added value possible as well as a wide scope of creativity.
About Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks is a high performance content delivery network for digital media, providing massively scalable, global delivery solutions for on- demand and live Internet distribution of video, music, games and social media. Limelight Networks' infrastructure is optimized for the large object sizes, large content libraries, and large audiences associated with compelling rich media content. Limelight is the content delivery network of choice for more than 700 of the world's top media companies, including Akimbo, Amazon Unbox(TM), Belo Interactive, Brightcove, "BuyMusic" @ Buy.com, DreamWorks, LLC, Facebook, FOXNews.com, IFILM, ITV Play, Metacafe, MSNBC.com, MySpace, NC Interactive, Valve Software, Radio Free Virgin and Xbox Live. For more information, visit http://www.llnw.com.
SOURCE Limelight NetworksContact: Miriam Rupp of MyVideo, +49-30-400-42-888, email@example.com; or, UK, Kirsten Potter, +44-0-20-7632-3839, firstname.lastname@example.org, or, US, Kristen Leon, +1-415-547-7027, email@example.com, both of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, for Limelight Networks