TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW) today announced that Limelight will provide digital content delivery services for TV Worldwide (TVWW) in a series of webcasts leading up to a national fundraising telethon event for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's Education Center (VVMF). The event will take place live from The Wall on November 11, 2011 via VVMF TV, the new Internet TV Channel that TV Worldwide has developed for VVMF, at www.VVMF.TV.
TVWW leverages the Limelight Content Delivery Platform to support the webcast of numerous veterans and military events, including July 2011 fireworks and ceremonies at The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This work is a part of an ongoing joint public sector relationship between Limelight and TVWW, in which Limelight provides exclusive content delivery services for TV Worldwide's FedEd TV (www.FedEdTV.com ) Internet TV channel for government agencies and contractors. FedEd TV features content for some of the 30 public sector agencies that TV Worldwide supports with Internet TV solutions, such as the Executive Office of the President.
"It is important to recognize the service of our veterans and those serving in the military today," said Jeff Lunsford, Chairman and CEO of Limelight Networks, and former U.S. Naval Aviator. "Limelight is proud of our ongoing public sector work with TVWW and its distribution of veterans programming, as well as its service in the public sector."
To support Veterans Day 2011, TVWW is engaged with VVMF to produce a series of live and archived webcasts around the country, beginning Sept. 7, 2011, leading up to a national fundraising telethon satellite/ web video simulcast to raise money for The Education Center surrounding Veterans Day 2011 activities, (11/11/11), live from The Wall, beginning 10 AM ET at www.VVMF.TV. The event will feature appearances by well-known national media journalists and guests, including Bob Schieffer of CBS News, Bob Woodruff of ABC News, Kelly Wright of the Fox News Channel, former U.S. Senator Chuck Robb, and syndicated radio host Rusty Humphries, whose father was killed in Vietnam. Vietnam veterans and their relatives from around the U.S. will be participating via web video conference interactively with event hosts as each hour covers a different theme from the Vietnam War.
"We chose to exclusively work with Limelight Networks because it provides the reliability and scalability that we need to consistently deliver high quality experiences to the government, including U.S. military bases and veterans around the globe," said Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TVWorldwide.com and former U.S. Naval Reserve Commissioned Officer. "Our work for this Veterans Day is an extension of our formalized and exclusive relationship with Limelight to offer innovative digital media solutions to meet the unique needs of the public sector."
To see Jeff Lunsford, CEO of Limelight, speak about the Veteran's Day event with Dave Gardy, CEO of TV Worldwide, click here http://www.tvworldwide.com/player.cfm?ID=14074&width=560&height=314.
About TV Worldwide
Founded in 1999, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels, primarily targeting niche professional communities ranging from the Maritime industry to the Digital Media sector. Known by many in the industry as "Intelligent Internet TV," Fortune 500 companies, 30 federal government agencies, and numerous International associations including the National Association of Broadcasters utilize TV Worldwide's live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. In recognition of the company's unique achievements in new media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering 2007 through 2009. CEO Dave Gardy has been honored by Streaming Media Magazine in 2008 as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Gardy also currently serves as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA) and as a member of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Corporate Council.
About Limelight Networks, Inc.
Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW) provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud. Our worldwide customers use Limelight's massively scalable software services that engage audiences, enhance brand presence, analyze viewer preferences, optimize advertising, manage and monetize digital assets, and ultimately help build stronger customer relationships. For more information, please visit http://www.limelightnetworks.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/llnw.
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