Limelight Networks and TV Worldwide Announce Strategic Alliance to Expand Support to Government with Unique Digital Media/Webcasting Solutions
Agreement Names Limelight Networks as Exclusive CDN for TV Worldwide’s Federal Internet TV Channel, FedEd TV (www.FedEdTV.com) and for TV Worldwide’s Support to 30 Public Sector Agencies
Chantilly, Va.(01 Nov 2011)
TV Worldwide, (www.TVWorldwide.com ), the Internet’s first web-based global TV network (est. 1999), announced that it had entered into a strategic alliance with Limelight Networks, (NASDAQ:LLNW), www.LLNW.com, a leading provider of Digital Content Delivery and Monetization Solutions, to provide city, state and federal government with an expanded suite of cloud-based solutions for managing and delivering digital media, webcasting and other content . The agreement terms include Limelight’s selection as the exclusive Content Delivery Platform for TV Worldwide’s FedEd TV (www.FedEdTV.com ) Internet TV channel for government agencies and contractors, which features content for some of the 30 public sector agencies TV Worldwide supports with Internet TV solutions, such as the Executive Office of the President.
"We have extensive expertise working with Limelight’s technologies, network,and customized solutions which are especially well-suited to support the segment of our business that provides city, state and federal government agencies with the latest in reliable Internet TV and digital media solutions," commented Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TVWorldwide.com. "We’ve now formalized our relationship with Limelight to offer special innovative digital media solutions to meet the unique needs of these agencies, while supporting FedEd TV to enhance communication among public sector professionals. We’ll also be leveraging these new capabilities to expand our partnerships with government media entities, in addition to some of our other public-sector partner Internet TV channels, such as National League of Cities TV (NLC TV, www.NLCTV.org)
“We are pleased to formalize our partnership with TV Worldwide,” remarked David Hatfield, SVP, Global Sales and Marketing, Limelight Networks. “TV Worldwide has been at the forefront of providing video services to the public sector audience. We are proud to play the important role of delivering key digital content to the US federal government, regional and local municipal offices, military bases, and veterans’ homes.”
The Limelight Networks partnership with TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) is based on TV Worldwide’s 12-year history as the leading provider of online Internet TV content, production solutions and applications, including the creation, promotion and distribution of the first network of community-based Internet TV Channels online. Limelight and TV Worldwide engaged in this strategic alliance for the government sector after TV Worldwide began deploying Limelight content delivery technologies and solutions in 2010 for many of TV Worldwide’s government-related live Internet TV programming and webcast efforts. This included webcast events for federal agencies such as the Department of Transportation and the Executive Office of the President, in addition to support of state-government-related organizations and programming for over 1600 municipalities represented by the National League of Cities. The FedEdTV Internet TV channel, (www.FedEdTV.com), now offers a rich archive of video content on a full spectrum of public sector issues from transportation and bioethics to homeland security and federal science initiatives.
About TV Worldwide
Founded in 1999, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels, primarily targeting niche professional communities ranging from the Maritime industry to the Digital Media sector. Known by many in the industry as "Intelligent Internet TV," Fortune 500 companies, 30 federal government agencies, and numerous International associations including the National Association of Broadcasters utilize TV Worldwide's live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. In recognition of the company's unique achievements in new media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering 2007 through 2009. CEO Dave Gardy has been honored by Streaming Media Magazine in 2008 as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Gardy also currently serves as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA).
About Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud. Our worldwide customers use Limelight’s massively scalable software services that engage audiences, enhance brand presence, analyze viewer preferences, optimize advertising, manage and monetize digital assets, and ultimately help build stronger customer relationships. For more information, please visit http://www.limelightnetworks.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/llnw.
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