This demonstrates CDNetworks' industry leadership and commitment to Web innovation, evidenced by the company's adoption and commitment to delivering the best experience for end users using the Adobe Flash Platform.
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2009
CDNetworks (KOSDAQ: 073710), the world's third largest, and Asia's #1, full-service content delivery network (CDN), today announced that it has commercially deployed Adobe® Flash® Media Server 3.5 software enabling multi-bitrate experiences for live and onDemand through Adobe's Dynamic Streaming technology. This initiative builds on the success of CDNetworks' early adoption and widespread deployment of Flash Media Server 3 and its successful Flash Media Server 3.5 testing program. The deployment also leverages CDNetworks' global network infrastructure and leading-edge Content Acceleration Network technologies. CDNetworks' first customer is US-based MrsP.com, an innovative, free entertainment website for children that celebrates books and reading, and features TV star Kathy Kinney as Mrs. P.
CDNetworks works closely with its customers, such as MrsP.com, to continuously push the boundaries of content delivery acceleration and to optimize end-user viewing. Founded by Hollywood veterans, and showcasing TV Actress Kathy Kinney (Mimi Bobeck from "The Drew Carey Show") as Mrs. P, MrsP.com leverages Hollywood talent and techniques to create an enchanting online experience. It is essential for MrsP.com to provide its young audience with a smooth viewing experience. CDNetworks worked with MrsP.com to launch their website in November 2008 and continues to work closely with them to enable leading-edge technologies, such as Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5, which provides a new multiple bitrate streaming media feature, called Dynamic Streaming, that ensures end users the best possible viewing experience over the Web.
"CDNetworks has been instrumental in helping MrsP.com deploy Adobe's latest version of the Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5, which supports features in Adobe Flash Player 10 to automatically detect any changes in the viewer's bandwidth or hardware and seamlessly switches between different quality encodings during playback," said Dana Plautz, Co-President of MrsP.com. "With our array of multimedia experiences--including interactive features, images, audio, games, contests, and videos--accelerated content delivery is essential. We are currently ahead of the game with MrsP.com, and it is essential for us to leverage cutting-edge technologies to deliver content in a way that can be optimized for our audience. CDNetworks has been a true partner in helping us stay on the leading edge."
In addition to MrsP.com, key CDNetworks' customers, including Jaman and Dipdive, have tested CDNetworks' Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 solution and will move to commercial deployment in the next few weeks. Jaman, an online movie service that provides thousands of movies to download, own, or watch--free and instantly online--uses CDNetworks' implementation of Adobe Flash Media Server for fast and easy movie streaming and downloads to millions of visitors. Dipdive, creators and producers of the award winning "Yes We Can" video, leverages CDNetworks technology and services to provide a new online media network that redefines artist/fan interactions and content.
"We are thrilled to see creative deployments like the CDNetworks commercial solution using our new Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5," said Bill Rusitzky, Senior Director of Global Media Alliances for Adobe. "This demonstrates CDNetworks' industry leadership and commitment to Web innovation, evidenced by the company's adoption and commitment to delivering the best experience for end users using the Adobe Flash Platform."
"We believe strongly in enabling our customers, like MrsP.com, with the best possible suite of tools to accelerate their content and to provide a wonderful user experience for their audiences," said Sangwoo Park, Executive Vice President of Marketing, CDNetworks. "Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 is an important advancement in video streaming technology and we have worked tirelessly to quickly deliver its advantages to our customers worldwide."
To see a demonstration of Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5, please visit CDNetworks at NAB in "C" Hall, Booth 1357, or visit our demo site at http://www.nextcdn.com.
About Adobe Flash Technology
Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 software combined with Adobe Flash Player 10 adds significant new functionality to Adobe's scalable, real-time media server. The new version improves the user experience by focusing on the delivery quality. Dynamic Streaming technology can efficiently managing the flow of multiple bitrate streams for both live and pre-recorded media. This provides end users with the best possible viewing experience for their particular Internet connection. Additionally, this release includes improved support for H.264 and network Digital Video Recorder (DVR) functionality, enabling users to pause and seek within a live video stream.
Approximately 80 percent of worldwide online videos are viewed using Adobe Flash technology, making it the number one platform for Web video, according to a recent study by independent research firm comScore Media Metrix. Adobe Flash Player software is installed on more than 98 percent of desktops and a growing number of mobile devices.
CDNetworks (KOSDAQ: 073710), the world's third largest, and Asia's #1, full-service content delivery network (CDN), provides technology, Content Acceleration Network (CAN) infrastructure, and customer services that accelerate the delivery of Internet content and applications to end users around the world. CDNetworks provides a comprehensive suite of technology for video streaming, large-volume-files downloads, and image caching, which delivers unparalleled quality of performance, service, and reliability. World-leading media and entertainment, technology, retail, and online gaming companies rely on CDNetworks to optimize their end users' online experiences. CDNetworks, founded in 2000 in Seoul, Korea, has subsidiaries in the US, China, and Japan, and is publicly traded on Korea's KOSDAQ exchange (KOSDAQ: 073710). For more information, please visit: http://www.cdnetworks.com.
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