Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Akamai CDN Powers Metacafe Site

September 24, 2008 — (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Content delivery network provider Akamai Technologies ( announced on Wednesday it is powering online video broadcaster Metacafe ( Metacafe had previously enlisted the services of content delivery network Limelight Networks as its exclusive content delivery network provider.

Late last year, Metacafe implemented a combination of Akamai’s media delivery and rich media site acceleration solutions to optimize the delivery of rich, heavy web pages, videos and dynamic content, which resulted in achieving a 30 percent improvement in video start time. This improvement has been greatly instrumental in contributing to significant growth in both page views and video views on Metacafe, increasing by 44 and 53 percent respectively between January and July 2008.

With more than 34 million unique viewers in more than 180 countries, according to comScore Media Metrix in June, Metacafe is considered the world’s largest video site focused exclusively on short-form entertainment, says the company.


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