Limelight Networks

Limelight Networks completes Edgecast acquisition to become Edgio

CDN service provider Limelight Networks has completed the acquisition of Yahoo-owned Edgecast, with the merged company to operate under the banner of Edgio. The all-stock transaction was initially announced in March, with Edgecast valued at approximately US$300 million. Yahoo will own 31.9% of the new company via 80.8 million shares of Limelight common stock and […]

Limelight Networks to acquire Edgecast and rebrand as Edgio

CDN service provider Limelight Networks has agreed a deal with Yahoo to acquire Edgecast in an all-stock transaction. The deal, it said, would create a global leader in edge enabled software solutions. The combined company will operate under the banner of Edgio, and values Edgecast at approximately US$300 million.  Yahoo, which itself is owned by […]

Last chance to sign up for Digital TV Europe’s webinar on streaming service optimisation

Digital TV Europe is hosting a webinar on optimising streaming services for future growth featuring insights from its own survey-based report and expert opinion from Limelight Networks today at 3pm. The explosion in demand for streaming video that accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic has more than ever highlighted the need for video service providers to respond […]

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 […]

Limelight and Ericsson partner on content delivery

Limelight Networks and Ericsson have signed an agreement to collaborate on content delivery and edge cloud services. Ericsson is partnering with service providers globally to build the Ericsson Unified Delivery Network (UDN) Edge Cloud Platform – a web-scale edge delivery network. Under the agreement, Limelight’s content delivery technology will be deployed on the Ericsson UDN […]

Limelight: online viewing up but rebuffering still a problem

Consumers worldwide are watching more online video than ever, according to a new report from Limelight Networks. In State of Online Video, Limelight says total consumption has increased 58% since 2016, to an average of six hours, 45 minutes each week. However, the study also found that consumers are spending more time watching traditional broadcast, […]

DAZN taps Limelight for service delivery

Sports streaming provider DAZN has tapped CDN provider Limelight Networks to help it deliver its services. DAZN is using Limelight to provide distribution of its coverage of Japanese professional football league the J League, the rights to which the streaming service acquired in a 10-year exclusive deal. “No one wants an important play in a […]

BBC breaks online records with royal wedding

The BBC reported record-breaking online stats on Saturday thanks to high audience figures for the royal wedding and FA Cup final. The BBC said that Saturday was “the biggest ever day for BBC Online” with audiences consuming 11.9 petabytes (11.9 million gigabytes) of data, peaking at 2.8 terabits per second when people got their first […]

Limelight lifts lid on online viewing habits

More than 68% people in the US subscribe to a video on demand service, with 34% subscribing to more than one service, according to the findings of new research by CDN provider Limelight Networks. The latest ‘State of Online Video’ report, which surveyed viewers in the US and UK, found that just 48% of UK […]

Channel 4 taps Limelight for on-demand content delivery

UK-based public service broadcaster, Channel 4, has partnered with digital content delivery firm Limelight to serve programming to viewers on demand. Channel 4 is using Limelight’s Orchestrate Content Delivery platform to deliver content via its All 4 on-demand service to different device types. “Ten million viewers expect broadcast quality viewing of their favourite programs at any […]