TEMPE, Ariz., March 31, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Limelight Networks, Inc (Nasdaq: LLNW) today introduced Limelight Live Event, a complete suite of professional services and advanced technology solutions that enables content producers to broadcast live events to a global online audience. This end-to- end turnkey solution builds on the company's seven-year expertise in large online events, and its growing services organization and partner ecosystem. The company also announced that Harpo Productions, Inc, WhiteBlox, and Microsoft, Inc are broadcasting live events using the Live Event Services solution.
"Over the past 7 years, Limelight Networks has delivered some of the Internet's largest live online events. To make it easier for producers of all sizes to 'go live', we've now packaged that expertise into a turnkey solution that makes it easy to deploy a large-scale online event. Now, customers can produce ground-breaking events, knowing that our solution will ensure a brilliant user experience," said David Hatfield, senior vice president, products, marketing, and sales, Limelight Networks, Inc.
Limelight Live Event Services ensures that all components of a live broadcast come together at exactly the right time -- reducing the stress and the risk of producing a successful event. A team of experts will work alongside a content owner on critical items such as content distribution strategies, pre-event testing, content origin infrastructure, live event execution, real-time monitoring and best practices spanning format selection and associated media players.
Oprah.com is using Limelight Live Event Services as a critical technology component for its "A New Earth" ten-week webinar series (in support of her latest Book Club selection) -- in which Harpo Productions, Inc. has broken new ground in live online events by creating an interactive, two-way forum for Oprah Winfrey, Eckhart Tolle, and a weekly international web audience in the hundreds of thousands to connect and collaborate.
WhiteBlox is using Limelight Live Event Services to create a unique experience for online viewers of Indy Racing League and other sporting events. The webcast provides fans with multiple camera angles, real-time data from the cars, as well as interactive components.
"WhiteBlox provides live interactive broadcasting solutions for content providers with global audiences," said WhiteBlox CEO, Greg Demetriades. "Our customers, including Indy Racing League, use a variety of video formats, all of which we support in order to ensure the best possible viewing experiences for end-users. Limelight Live Event Services helps enable our vision of offering the greatest range of customizable solutions."
Additional components of the Limelight Networks Live Event Services include:
Limelight Live Event Services are available immediately. For more information, visit http://www.limelightnetworks.com
About Limelight Networks, Inc.
Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) is a content delivery partner enabling the next wave of Internet business and entertainment. More than 1300 Internet, entertainment, software, and technology brands trust our robust, scalable platform to monetize their digital assets by delivering a brilliant online experience to their global audience. Our architecture bypasses the busy public Internet using a dedicated optical network that interconnects thousands of servers and delivers massive files at the speed of light -- directly to the access networks that consumers use every day. Our proven network and passion for service assures our customers that every object in their library will be instantly delivered to every user, every time. For more information, visit http://www.limelightnetworks.com.
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