Limelight Helps Channel 4 Deliver Broadcast Quality Programs On-Demand
Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced that Channel 4, a UK-based public service broadcaster, has chosen the Limelight Orchestrate Content Delivery platform to deliver its programming to viewers on demand.
“Channel 4 is known as an innovative trailblazer at the forefront of delivering our programs to our viewers across the UK who prefer to watch on any device at any time,” said Declan Toman, New Media Operations Manager, Channel 4. “Limelight is a key part of making this happen flawlessly and has always proactively evaluated our configuration and suggested ways for performance improvement.”
With over half of all 16-34 year-olds in their market registered with their All 4 on-demand service, Channel 4 has a high adoption rate of online viewers. To provide viewers the highest quality video-on-demand experience on the device of their choice, Channel 4 leverages the Orchestrate Content Delivery platform. Limelight is able to scale to meet unexpectedly high viewing demands and provides reliable performance consistently.
“Ten million viewers expect broadcast quality viewing of their favorite programs at any given time on their phone, tablet or laptop,” said Jonathan Smith, Limelight group vice president for EMEA. “We take pride in making sure Channel 4 can give their audience a consistent broadcast quality experience, regardless of the demand and the sometimes unexpected traffic spikes.”
About Channel 4
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded, not-for-profit public service broadcaster and has a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Its public ownership and not-for-profit status ensure all profit generated by its commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of its public service remit.
As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is also required to commission UK content from the independent production sector and currently works with over 300 creative companies across the UK every year. In addition to the main Channel 4 service, its portfolio includes: E4, More4, Film4, 4Music, 4seven, Channel4.com and digital service All 4.
Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver digital content, on any device. The company’s award winning Limelight Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services that helps organizations secure digital content, deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance customer relationships — all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit www.limelight.com, read our blog, follow us on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn and be sure to visit Limelight Connect.
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