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CDNetworks Provides Content Delivery to New Lycos Cinema

CDNetworks delivers improved content security and enhanced quality using CDNetworks’ security and Adobe’s latest Flash Media Server 3 technology for new Lycos Cinema – Video Community.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2008 — CDNetworks (KOSDAQ: 073710), a top-three global, full-service content delivery network (CDN), today announced that Lycos, Inc. has selected CDNetworks to provide global network infrastructure and advanced CDN technology to its Lycos Cinema platform. The Lycos Cinema video community social viewing experience now features enhanced viewing from CDNetworks’ implementation of Adobe Flash Media Server 3, enabling new video on demand (VOD) rental business models and revenue streams for Lycos Cinema.

Lycos Cinema, bringing people together one flick at a time, gives users the opportunity to watch and interact around premium rentals and free VOD ad-supported film and episodic television titles. Lycos’s synchronous Watch & Interact technology enables multiple users to view the same video at the same time with anyone, anywhere, at anytime — all while chatting and socializing. Lycos kicked off the re-launch of its CDNetworks-enhanced Cinema platform by teaming with, a pioneer of the first independent film festival where film selection is done entirely online via a web-based competition.

Lycos Cinema is leveraging CDNetworks’ content delivery technology, including Media Authentication, origin storage, and origin pull, across its global network. CDNetworks’ origin server significantly reduces the complexity of managing on-line content and the cost of content storage. The combined Adobe FMS 3 RTMPE and CDNetworks Media Authentication provide Lycos Cinema with advanced features for streaming authentication. These technologies have introduced new business models for Lycos Cinema, including video on demand premium rentals, providing an easier approach to content publication at reduced costs. Additionally, CDNetworks provides higher video quality and better security for Lycos Cinema content partners.


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