Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) a leader in digital presence management, today announced that it is powering media delivery for DISH Media Sales' cutting-edge presentations. DISH empowers its sales teams with graphics and video content. The Limelight Orchestrate™ ("Orchestrate") platform guarantees these mission critical sales materials are quickly accessible anywhere, and are delivered with high-performance and high quality.
DISH, renowned for the high quality of its consumer video delivery, is matching that brand by utilizing the Limelight Orchestrate Video Platform to deliver content for its advertising sales presentations through software developed by Sales Graphics called CustomShow.
"By using Orchestrate Video with CustomShow from Sales Graphics, we deploy presentations with ease across our national sales team," said Adam Gaynor, Director of National Advertising Sales for DISH. "If we need to make adjustments to our presentation, changes are enacted immediately, updating the presentation on each of our sales teams' devices, from their laptops to their tablets. We are able to trust that everyone is delivering a consistent, high-impact message, with top notch picture and video quality, thanks to the Limelight platform from Sales Graphics."
If you have a good product you have to be able to sell it so a guy with strong experience in sales is essential.
us long suffering longs want to see the back of the shorts.Once upon a time Akamai was down below a buck.
I think Limelight are maxed out on network capacity.They should be investing in building out their network,,,that $120 million cash should be getting used for that.Money is useless being kept in a bank these days.The internet is only going to grow and grow. CDN is the backbone of Limelight
Limelight and Level 3 Expected To Make Joint Announcement Soon
Dan Rayburn | Thursday November 3, 2011 | 04:14 PM
Last week I hosted my annual Content Delivery Summit in NYC, which brought together telecom carriers, service providers, content owners, and Wall Street money managers for a detailed look at the content delivery market. Multiple attendees from Wall Street were there talking about how Limelight Networks (LLNW) is in talks to try and sell the company to Verizon (VZ) and is desperate to make a deal.
While it does not sound like any kind of agreement has been reached, such a deal would make a lot of sense for both companies as Verizon has been trying to get their VDMS business going for a few years now, without a lot of success. They are currently doing another major push right now to jump start the business and acquiring Limelight would give them customers, network resources, and the sales and product support they need. Verizon should be a lot further along with their digital media business than they are right now, and they really need to do a few acquisitions to get there. If they do, there is no reason why they can’t be a real competitor in the market, but I don’t think they can get there on their own simply by building everything in-house for their commercial CDN offering.
I haven’t heard any kind of numbers mentioned of what Limelight would be worth, but their CDN business isn’t in the greatest of shape right now. Multiple customers at the show were talking about poor performance of Limelight’s network for video, and in the last few weeks, Limelight lost more experienced sales people along with other employees. The company stated on their last earnings call that they plan to reinvest in the CDN business and add more capacity, but that it would be toward the end of the year before that is in place.
Turn this company into a viable profitable business?:i listened to the c/c.Headcount to increase.I have long suspected that Limelights network was maxed out.This was confirmed in the c/c due mainly to Netflix at peak times.They will be spending cash to beef up the network.
Internationally, the new team we put in place in EMEA at the beginning of the quarter is already performing well. We signed a multiyear deal with a large Tier 1 telecom provider in Europe to provide services for its new entertainment portal. The deal came to fruition as a result of strong, cross-functional team effort, and it also shows the traction we are gaining selling Acceleration, Content Delivery and storage products to large customers.