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Media and Broadcasters

Flexible and cost-effective media content delivery

The world's top media brands trust Limelight

For a video audience, it’s all about the experience

The Media and Broadcasting industry is undergoing dramatic changes in technology and business models. To stay competitive, you need flexibility in your video delivery infrastructure so you can go in whatever direction is required to satisfy and hold onto an audience. The Limelight Solution for Media and Broadcasters provides the tools you’ll need to manage and deliver live and on demand video with the best possible user experience to a global audience.

Live Video

There are no second chances getting live video right

Limelight’s solution for Media and Broadcasters utilizes a variety of video workflow capabilities to help you:

Reduce Your Internal Workload

Flexible video ingest format options and cloud-based transcoding and transmuxing, offloads complex tasks and ensures delivery of the correct format to every device.

Simplify Video Publishing

Reduce video file storage requirements by converting files at time of request and delivering directly to the user.

Reduce your CapEx Investment

Leverage our cloud resources for content origin storage and CDN delivery to reduce your infrastructure investment.

Secure Content

Protect your media assets with a variety of security services available at global scale including SSL, Geo Fencing, Tokenization, and IP address list content access control, and website attack defenses through WAF and DDoS Attack Interceptor.

Platform choice + quality delivery = brand loyalty

Find out more about how the Limelight solution for Media and Broadcasters can help you deliver your media content cost effectively and flawlessly to audiences everywhere.

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Publisher - API Integration

Limelight’s API interfaces with 3rd party video platforms.


To ingest is to upload digital content into a CDN via any of many formats.


Satellites are typically used to relay content from its source (at a live event) or video library to a CDN.

Downlink Facility

A downlink facility is a satellite signal-receiving station where content can be stored or loaded into a CDN for delivery.

Live Feed

Live video is scheduled programming available via Internet Over-the-Top (OTT) services—usually news, sports, or concerts.


A publisher is video platform software that manages video content and distributes video to CDNs.


Editor software is used for editing video files to remove, add, or alter the sequence of scenes.

Edge Server

An edge server is one of thousands of servers running our EdgePrism software that is placed on the edge of the network to handle local requests faster and lower response times.

Live Streaming

Transcode and deliver live video broadcasts over HLS, HDS, MSS, and DASH formats.

Video on Demand

Transcode and deliver video files over HLS, HDS, MSS, and DASH formats.

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning is the addition of a text overlay on video that captures the audio portion of a video and displays it in text.

Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

DVRs record live video as a VOD file for viewing on-demand.

Zero Time to Publish (ZTP)

ZTP allows for the transcoding of video on the fly to be delivered to viewers even before the entire video file is ingested into the CDN.

Managed Video Library

A managed video library is a software platform containing a collection of video files and management software for video content and distribution. for more information.

Youtube and Vimeo

Online video delivery platforms allow users to easily post video content that can be viewed online.


Origin is the location where content to be delivered is hosted. It could be positioned near users within the CDN storage infrastructure or at the CDN customer's location.


To ingest is to upload digital content into a CDN via any of many formats.

Edgeserver with Token

Edge servers with the ability to transmit or decode tokenized requests play a role in authenticating users and providing access to content. The edge server holds a token that the client must match before authentication is granted.

Smart Purge

SmartPurge is a unique Limelight feature that removes selected content, globally, from the CDN edge caches in seconds.

Purge Request

A purge request is a request for all copies of specific content to be eliminated across all edge cache locations on a CDN.

DDoS Attack

A Distributed Denial of Service attack is a malicious effort to slow down or incapacitate a website by overwhelming it with traffic and causing it to crash or operate very slowly. Attackers use large armies of automated "bots"—computers that have been infected with malware and can be remotely controlled by hackers—to create DDoS attacks on a very large scale.

Managed Video Library

A managed video library is a software platform containing a collection of video files and management software for video content and distribution. See Curiousity Stream’s Case Study for more information.

Video Downloads with Token

Video content may be licensed with restrictions on viewership to subscribers or specific geographic locations. To accomplish this, client tokens can be used as part of an access authentication process.


As part of delivering content to users, CDNs often have to authorize user access to websites. The use of token matches between clients and servers prevents unauthorized access. Reasons for restricting access includes enforcing content licensing, subscription access, etc.


The data collected through analytics provides you with insights into how users consume media and what they expect now—or may want in the future—from an online video platform.

Multi Device Delivery

There is a growing diversity of user devices and content delivery protocols. When delivering content to users, detection of their device type and sending content in the correct format to virtually all devices is critical. Multi-device delivery is the ability to deliver files and media content to mobile, desktop, and server-based devices.

The Limelight solution for Media and Broadcasters provides the capabilities needed for the next generation of video content delivery and consumption. Video management services incorporate the workflow components for live and on demand video—from format conversion, device detection, media file replication, content security, and playback with analytics. Using the Limelight Orchestrate Platform provides high capacity and global delivery with no infrastructure build-outs on your part.

Solution Brief: Limelight Solution for Media and Broadcasters

A powerful, integrated cloud-based workflow, enabling you to get your content to online audiences faster and easier at broadcast-quality

Market Research: The State of Online Video Semi-Annual Report

Limelight Networks' Semi-Annual survey explores consumer perceptions and behaviors around watching online video

White Paper: Delivering to the Broadcast Quality Generation

Who is the broadcast quality generation and how can you give them an immediate, real-time experience?

The stakes are high—we won’t let your viewers down

Our Live Video Technology Solution is backed by proven expertise and thousands of hours of experience delivering some of the world’s largest online events. From the Olympics to presidential inaugurations, Limelight’s operational staff has demonstrated the capabilities needed to ensure your streaming goes off without a problem, scales to meet demand, and provides the broadcast quality experience your audience demands.