CDNetworks Announces Beta Program for Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 Software Delivery Platform
Lycos Cinema Social Viewing Experience and Jaman Online Cinema First to Beta Test Latest Version
San Jose, CA - November 17, 2008 - CDNetworks (KOSDAQ: 073710), a top-three global, full-service content delivery network (CDN), today announced the launch of its early beta program for the CDNetworks' implementation of Adobe® Flash® Media Server 3.5 software. This program builds on the success of CDNetworks' early adoption and widespread deployment of Flash Media Server 3 and demonstrates CDNetworks' commitment to collaborate with Adobe and embrace the Flash Platform, focusing on online video streaming delivery.
Key customers have been selected from CDNetworks' installed base of Flash Media Server 3 customers, including Lycos Cinema and Jaman, for the beta installation of Flash Media Server 3.5 software.
The upcoming release of Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 software adds significant new functionality to Adobe's scalable, real-time media server. Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 helps improve the delivery quality with Dynamic Streaming technology for efficiently helping to manage the flow of multiple bit rate streaming media for both live and pre-recorded media. Dynamic Streaming will help end users have the best viewing experience possible for their particular internet connection. Additionally, this release includes improved support for H.264 and digital video recorder (DVR) functionality, which allows Live Streams to be captured and stored at the ingress point, enabling users to pause and seek within a live video stream.
Lycos Cinema, an early adopter of CDNetworks' Adobe Flash Media Server 3 implementation along with other CDNetworks' content delivery technologies, provides a high-quality video community social viewing experience for its users. Use of the combined Adobe and CDNetworks technologies has enabled new business models for Lycos Cinema, including video on demand premium rentals, and has provided an easier approach to content publication at reduced costs. Based on the success of the Adobe Flash Media Server 3, Lycos has signed up as an early beta customer for Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5.
"We are very pleased to be selected for the CDNetworks' beta program for Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5, keeping Lycos Cinema on the forefront of providing the best security for our content partners, and the highest quality viewing experience for our millions of users," said Chuck Ball, Chief Marketing and Product Innovation Officer for Lycos, Inc. "CDNetworks has offered an excellent, leading-edge content delivery infrastructure that has dramatically enhanced our social viewing experience, and we look forward to moving ahead with this exciting new technology."
Jaman, an online movie service that provides thousands of movies to download, own, or watch free instantly online, uses CDNetworks' implementation of Adobe Flash Media Server 3 for fast and easy movie streaming and downloads to millions of visitors.
"One of the fundamental elements of the successful growth of Jaman has been our adoption of leading-edge technology that brings the best viewing experience to our users," said Eva Tse, Vice President of Engineering of Jaman. "CDNetworks' implementation of Adobe Flash Media Server 3 has provided a strong foundation for instantly and reliably delivering high quality content to users around the world. We are excited to add the new features in Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5."
"CDNetworks has been very successful with its early adoption and deployment of Adobe Flash Media Server 3 software, helping its customers worldwide deliver high-quality video content to millions of viewers," said Bill Rusitzky, Senior Director, Strategic and Technology Partner Alliances for Adobe. "We are pleased to see CDNetworks' rapid implementation of Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 and appreciate CDNetworks' commitment to Adobe's Web video technology."
"We are very excited to be at the forefront of beta testing the leading-edge advancements in video streaming that are being introduced by our technology partner Adobe," said Sangwoo Park, Executive Vice President of Marketing, CDNetworks. "With our deep technology expertise and significant installed base of Flash Media Server 3 customers, CDNetworks is in an excellent position to move quickly to deliver the advantages of Flash Media Server 3.5 to our customers worldwide."
About CDNetworksCDNetworks, a top-three global, full-service content delivery network (CDN), provides technology, network infrastructure, and customer services that accelerate the delivery of Internet content and applications to end users around the world. CDNetworks provides a comprehensive suite of technology for video streaming, large-volume-files downloads, and image caching, which delivers unparalleled quality of performance, service, and reliability. World-leading media and entertainment, technology, retail, and online gaming companies rely on CDNetworks to optimize their end users' online experiences. CDNetworks, founded in 2000 in Seoul, Korea, has subsidiaries in the US, China, and Japan, and is publicly traded on Korea's KOSDAQ exchange (KOSDAQ: 073710). For more information, please visit: www.cdnetworks.com.
About Lycos, Inc.
Lycos is one of the original and most widely known Internet brands in the world, evolving from one of the first search engines on the web, into a comprehensive network of social media web sites that foster online communities.>Lycos has been a pioneer in intelligent spidering search technology, combining its proprietary technology with other best in class search services to provide a powerful and relevant search experience for its users.
Times change, and Lycos has changed with them, evolving into digital media power house with two major divisions
Lycos, is a network of easy to use community and social sites. Lycos's award-winning products and services include tools for blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search. The Lycos Network of sites and services include Lycos.com, Tripod, Angelfire, HotBot, Gamesville, WhoWhere, and Lycos Mail. Integrated, these sites help in bringing people together to interact, conduct commerce, have fun, and experience the best the Internet has to offer, is in our DNA. We offer 40 Local Sites in 120 Languages with a community spanning across 177 Countries. Lycos consistently averages 12 - 15 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S.
Lycos employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide, including the US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Sweden, Serbia, Israel, China, Thailand, Panama, India, Emirates, Russia and Australia, and with representatives or partners in Spain, South Africa, and The Netherlands.www.lycos.com
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