OVP Brightcove jumps ship from Limelight to Akamai

Just more than a week after Limelight Networks announced it was acquiring online video platform Delve Networks, OVP Brightcove, which had been a major revenue stream for the content delivery network, and CDN Akamai Technologies today announced plans for "a wide-ranging alliance to drive quality, performance, and innovation in the online video industry."

The two companies have a huge international customer base, including major media, ecommerce, and enterprise companies, as well as small businesses.

Brightcove, the industry's largest OVP, will provide the Akamai HD Network as a bundled component of the Brightcove online video platform service. Akamai, which is the leading CDN in the industry, will provide Brightcove customers access to its HD Network with global reach, full adaptive bit rate streaming, faster start-up times, and interactivity for their online video assets.

"We've already seen a tipping point with adoption of high definition video online, and now we're seeing similar customer interest in seamless ways for enterprises big and small to use video to attract, engage, and retain online audiences," said Paul Sagan, Akamai President and CEO. "Our alliance with Brightcove is important because it is designed to enable companies to have easy access to the high quality delivery made possible by the Akamai HD Network, and they will now have it instantly and around the world."

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