SPOTLIGHT: Jump puts its CDN business up for sale

Jump TV is selling its CDN network, joining Roo and others who have exited the crowded and high cost video delivery market. Jump said its content-delivery network is currently a significant cost center and a sale will enable it to lower its ongoing operating costs. Jump said it was focusing on its video sport site and was "laser-focused" on acquiring top-tier content to attract sports fans and Hispanic audiences. At the same time Jump said it would work to reduce costs related to acquiring and streaming all non-Latin American international content by creating partnerships with complementary media companies. The sale is part of a trend for content companies to exit the high-cost CDN industry, leaving delivery to specialized networks such as Akamai and Limelight. Release