Limelight Teams With Lonely Planet

    September 5, 2007

Limelight Networks, a content delivery network for digital media, announced today that Lonely Planet has tapped Limelight’s network to power its new lonelyplanet TV video channel.

Lonely Planet choose Limelight because of its platform’s ability to work well with Lonely Planet’s library of digital media and its reliability to deliver a positive user experience to contributors and viewers around the globe.

"Choosing Limelight’s content delivery network has proven to be a smart business decision for our roll-out of," said Sohail Dahdal, digital manager at

"We looked at all the different streaming services and found that Limelight was best-equipped to accommodate our future growth. Limelight’s infrastructure allows sites such as ours to rapidly grow and develop as user needs evolve."

The Web site launched in April with six channels and 75 videos. The site has grown to include 1,600 videos and has become a resource for travelers for information and entertainment. The online video network, features user-created videos as well as original documentaries produced by Lonely Planet Television.

" is a striking example of how companies are taking advantage of the Internet to build communities that cross all geographic borders, literally in this case, for global travelers," said Matthew H. Sturgess, vice president of Asia-Pacific at Limelight Networks.