Encoding and encryption of content on the fly accelerates content


TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW),

a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced the

addition of an integrated Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution to

its Video Delivery Services that simplifies the encryption and delivery

of content in all popular DRM formats while significantly reducing the

costs of managing and storing the encrypted content.

Revenues lost to online piracy will nearly double between 2016 and 2022

to $51.6 billion1. Limelight’s new Multi-DRM On the Fly

solution makes it easier than ever for content distributors to control

what end users can do with video and audio streams such as sharing,

recording, or viewing only.

Unlike other approaches that force their customers to act as systems

integrators and deploy and maintain their own license servers,

Limelight’s Multi-DRM On the Fly includes all the server-based

licensing, software, and implementation services needed for quick

deployment. The combination of licensing, authentication, and video

player capabilities makes it easy to use digital rights management to

protect valuable online streaming media content without complex

integrations or managing multiple vendors. Customers get a complete DRM

solution integrated with Limelight’s Content Delivery Network along with

full implementation support.

With Limelight’s Multi-DRM On the Fly, video on-demand content is stored

as a single master file and automatically encoded in HLS or MPEG-DASH

format with Google Widevine, Microsoft PlayReady or Apple FairPlay DRM

encryption as it’s requested by viewers. Other DRM solutions require

content to be pre-encrypted and stored in multiple streaming and DRM

formats. By encoding and encrypting content “on the fly” to match each

viewer’s specific device requirements, Limelight reduces costs by

eliminating the pre-encryption and storage of different DRMs and video


“Limelight’s Multi-device Media Delivery (MMD) On-Demand (OD) is trusted

by some of the world’s leading content distributors. MMD OD simplifies

the creation and distribution of video on demand content by

automatically transmuxing MP4 files into streaming media formats. The

addition of Multi-DRM On the Fly capabilities to MMD OD makes it easier

to secure content without worrying about which browser, device, or

platform is being used,” said Steve Miller-Jones, Senior Director of

Product Management at Limelight Networks. “Limelight continues to focus

on helping customers monetize their video content by simplifying the

management of DRM protected content and delivering the lowest video

rebuffer rates in the industry.”

For more information on Limelight MMD OD Multi-DRM On the Fly, visit https://www.limelight.com/resources/data-sheet/mmd-on-demand/

About Limelight

Limelight Networks, 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 Limelight Orchestrate

Platform includes a global infrastructure with a fully-integrated suite

of capabilities and services to help you address all your content

delivery needs. The Orchestrate Platform solves your most important

content delivery challenges so you can deliver the next great digital

experience anywhere. For more information, please visit www.limelight.com

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