London, UK (PRWEB) September 17, 2008
Mydeo and Limelight Networks, Inc, (Nasdaq: LLNW) today announce that the companies will work together to provide European small business customers with a more flexible, low-cost way of delivering content via its global CDN.
The service, called Mydeo Media Manager (m3), offers a number of benefits to the business requiring the high performance and reliable delivery of the Limelight Network's content delivery platform, but on commercial terms that are designed for smaller companies. These include lower minimum throughput plans, instant online account set up and free trial, no setup costs, no minimum contract terms and free premium reporting. M3 supports all the major file formats including Quicktime, Flash and Windows Media and offers publishers the choice of streaming or HTTP delivery through a simple and intuitive web interface.
"The service is aimed at small businesses with the same needs as the large corporates i.e. requiring high quality media delivery to increase their website performance, run rich media campaigns, build brands and boost sales, but with lower data throughput requirements" commented Mydeo's Founder and CEO, Cary Marsh. "It helps them overcome some of the technical difficulties associated with delivering large media files on their websites such as poor delivery and reduced site performance, at affordable rates. Using Limelight's CDN, video and other rich media files are delivered effortlessly, allowing the consumer to remain fully engaged with the site."
Chris Townsley, Limelight Network's Director of Strategic Sales, EMEA commented "We are very excited about the alliance with Mydeo to provide Limelight Network streaming solutions for customers who require a low cost of entry for the delivery of their online content. As more and more organisations are putting their content online there is a need to provide this type of flexible and cost effective solution."
Mydeo launched in 2005 with the help of an R&D grant for Technical Innovation from the DTI. By the end of 2005 Mydeo were Microsoft's European Windows Movie Maker partner, providing high quality Windows Media Hosting services for XP users worldwide. In October 2007, Mydeo and Best Buy Co. Inc., a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services, entered into a business partnership; Mydeo now powers the company's video sharing service.
"From the outset our consumer hosting service always attracted business users" said Marsh. "We've created m3 to address their needs much more specifically. We are delivering a range of file formats, have a detailed statistical reporting interface and easy media management via grouping and tagging, all at very competitive rates that will be attractive to the small business market". The London based video streaming experts are also offering a co-branded version of the M3 service to advertising and digital agencies and working with other service providers looking to extending their offerings through the Mydeo API.
In 2008 Mydeo has continued its' award winning run, being named as a Red Herring Europe 100 finalist for 2008 and winning a commendation in the 'Best Streaming Service' category at the 2008 Internet Service Providers awards.