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Limelight Delivers NonLinear Educating’s Vast Virtual Training Library

Company Release - 10/16/2014 9:05 AM ET

Leading Online Video Platform (OVP) Powers Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Pioneer’s Growth

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Limelight Networks, Inc. (“Limelight”) (Nasdaq:LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced that NonLinear Educating Inc., a pioneer in online education, has selected the Limelight Orchestrate™ (“Orchestrate”) Video platform to deliver streaming and on-demand audio, video, graphics, productivity, and web courses on its popular online educational websites macProVideo.com and AskVideo.com.

The macProVideo and AskVideo online communities house nearly 32,000 tutorials, comprise 1,800 hours of training, and cover more than 735 courses on widely used applications such as Adobe Creative Suite (CS), and Apple’s Logic Studio, Logic Pro, and Final Cut Studio.

“Limelight has been instrumental in enabling us to grow our business into the leading streaming and video-on-demand educational resource it is today,” said Martin Sitter, founder and CEO of NonLinear Educating. “Ten years ago, streaming high-definition video was virtually impossible for most consumers, and video was the size of a thumbnail. Both technology and demand for online educational content have finally caught up with our vision of reaching students everywhere. By selecting the Orchestrate Video platform, we now have a global distribution channel to affordably deploy our courses to the broadest student body possible.”

Founded in 2005, NonLinear Educating is a pioneer of the online educational world and one of the first companies to offer cloud-based learning distributed via the Internet. The concept grew out of founder and CEO Martin Sitter’s background as a Lead Educator and courseware designer for Apple. Today, the company has grown into an online educational juggernaut, used by individual self-paced learners, universities, and corporations worldwide. Users have access to nearly 32,000 tutorials, covering close to 100 applications, on 50 diverse topics, taught by more than 150 trainers.

“NonLinear Educating is a perfect example of Limelight helping a digitally intensive company expand its business reach,” said Kirby Wadsworth, CMO of Limelight. “The Orchestrate Video platform simplifies the management, monetization, and delivery of online content. Combined with the power of Limelight’s global cloud storage service, and massive content delivery network, the Orchestrate Video platform is especially well suited to the needs of enormous online course libraries, a fast growing area in education today. Limelight is excited to be working with NonLinear Educating to expand their growing educational library.”

The Orchestrate Video platform is cloud-based and provides easy-to-use workflow tools, automated conversion to any device format, powerful analytics, and integration APIs. It also offers a built-in customizable player to match any website, while supporting open or customer-specific player alternatives.

Orchestrate Video platform customers are able to easily:

  • Publish breaking news in real time using ZTP (zero time to publish)
  • Transcode, deliver, and stream in the most popular formats
  • Host content near users for high performance
  • Brand and customize the user experience via easy UI and APIs
  • Integrate ads and analytics and easily manage metadata
  • Protect content with advanced authentication methods and DRM
  • Deliver to all devices with multi-device media delivery (HDS, HLS, MSS, and more)
  • Syndicate to YouTube and social media platforms with seamless integration

Please click here for more information about Limelight Orchestrate Video.

About NonLinear Educating Inc.

Founded by Martin Sitter in 2005, NonLinear Educating is an online education community comprising macProVideo.com and Askvideo.com, and featuring Tutorial-Videos & Training for popular Audio & Video Applications including Adobe CS, Logic Studio, Final Cut Studio, and more. The company’s NonLinear Educating Platform is a cloud-based multi-video courseware distribution platform that can be used by any company with online education requirements.

About Limelight

Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage digital audiences by enabling them to manage and deliver digital content on any device, anywhere in the world. The company’s award winning Limelight Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services that helps organizations deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance customer relationships — all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit www.limelight.com, read our blog, and be sure to follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/llnw.

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