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Limelight introduces enhancements to Video Delivery Services product

Cloud services provider Limelight is adding a range of enhancements to its Video Delivery Services product.

The company says that its 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”

The biggest new feature of the platform is the expansion of its content delivery service. The company says that it 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 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.

Other new features include live push ingest (LPI) for live streaming over HTTP. This allows customers to send their packaged HLS and DASH streams directly to the Limelight CDN for onwards delivery to the end user. 

Other enhancements to the Limelight Video Platform 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.

Steve Miller-Jones, vice president of product strategy at Limelight Networks, said: “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.”

Limelight will be demonstrating its video applications at IBC 2019 in Hall 5, B.52.