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Limelight Networks Announces Support for Microsoft Silverlight

Utilizing Microsoft Silverlight, Limelight's Content Delivery Network Will Provide High-Performance Streaming of Rich Media Cont

TEMPE, Ariz., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Limelight Networks, a leading content delivery network for digital media, today announced that its content delivery platform will include integration of Microsoft Silverlight, a newly announced cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. The Limelight Content Delivery Network (CDN) will support high-performance streaming of Silverlight-enabled rich media content across multiple platforms and browsers to audiences of any size. As a result, content providers will be able to efficiently deliver Silverlight-based experiences with high-quality video and other bandwidth-intensive content to millions of Internet users worldwide who want to instantly access content without significant load times or downloading of specialized player programs.

Limelight is an established provider of distributed Internet delivery of video and music to large audiences for many of the leading names in the media and entertainment industry. By supporting Silverlight, Limelight will enhance its distributed delivery capability to enable companies to deliver customized video experiences with movies, trailers, TV shows, broadcast media, advertising, and major events in an environment that lets them control all aspects of interaction and brand delivery to end users.

"Limelight Networks' support of Silverlight is a significant endorsement of the rich and flexible capabilities inherent in our platform approach," said Forest Key, director of the User Experience and Web Platform group at Microsoft Corp. "Limelight already has a broad base of customers taking advantage of industry leading Windows Media technologies and by incorporating Silverlight they'll be able to seamlessly enhance their existing media solutions to offer content providers rich design and interactive capabilities."

"As Web media becomes more popular, content providers are facing competitive pressure to deliver higher-quality Web experiences," said Nathan Raciborski, Co-Founder and CTO of Limelight Networks. "By collaborating with Microsoft to implement Silverlight, we are providing a high-performance platform and tools solution for precisely delivering rich media experiences to a complete range of IP-connected devices, including PCs, Macs and mobile devices."

About Limelight Networks

Limelight Networks is a high performance content delivery network for digital media, providing massively scalable, global delivery solutions for on- demand and live Internet distribution of video, music, games and social media. Limelight Networks' infrastructure is optimized for the large object sizes, large content libraries, and large audiences associated with compelling rich media content. Limelight is the content delivery network of choice for more than 700 of the world's top media companies, including Akimbo, Amazon Unbox(TM), Belo Interactive, Brightcove, "BuyMusic" @ Buy.com, DreamWorks, LLC, Facebook, FOXNews.com, IFILM, ITV Play, Metacafe, MSNBC.com, MySpace, NC Interactive, Valve Software, Radio Free Virgin and Xbox Live. For more information, visit http://www.llnw.com/.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Limelight Networks

CONTACT: Wynne Ahern of CommStrat, +1-510-658-8870, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.limelightnetworks.com/

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