Quova, Inc., the authority on IP Intelligence and leading provider of Internet geolocation data and services, today announced the official launch of Quova Media, the first geolocation solution ever developed specifically for online digital rights compliance. Quova has pioneered the use of geolocation in the delivery of live sporting events over the Internet, and Quova's technology has already enabled viewers worldwide to watch Major League Baseball, the Tour de France and the World Track and Field Championships live on their personal computers.
"Quova Media empowers broadcasters and other content providers to drive video feeds only to users in specific geographic locations, assuring compliance with regulatory and licensing requirements," said Scott Foote, Quova's SVP of Products. "The ability to make a reliable decision that controls where online content is delivered is absolutely critical to any business providing licensed content."
The flagship customer for Quova Media is Limelight Networks, the highest-performance content delivery network for digital media. Limelight is incorporating Quova's technology into its content delivery network to offer customers of its two services, Limelight Content Edge and Limelight MediaEdge Streaming, the precise geographic location of online users in order to comply with content rights restrictions.
"Our customers need highly accurate, highly granular data on user location in order to support the licensing requirements and business rules for everything from subscription video and pay-per-view to music and software downloads," said Mike Gordon, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Limelight Networks. "The addition of Quova Media gives Limelight the ability to deliver the industry's highest levels of IP Intelligence and geographic precision no matter the type of content to be delivered or IP-enabled device to which it is destined."
"Limelight Networks has established a unique, premium role in the content delivery industry, and we're pleased that they view Quova in the same light," said Gary Jackson, COO of Quova. "The rapid growth of available online media and the increasing sophistication of digital distribution services will mean a strong market for the best technologies available. Content owners are seeing that with high-quality delivery, consumers will gladly pay for on-demand programming, and Limelight and Quova are working together to make sure that market demand is met."
About Limelight Networks
Privately held Limelight Networks is the leading content delivery network for Internet distribution of video, music, games, and downloads. Limelight's advanced content delivery network provides the world's top media companies high-performance delivery of media and software via the Internet, making Limelight Networks the content delivery network of choice for more than 400 world-class customers including Akimbo, ABC Radio Networks, Belo Interactive, "BuyMusic" @ Buy.com, DreamWorks, LLC, IFILM, Live365, Marimba, MSNBC.com, NC Interactive, NPR, Real Networks Rhapsody, Radio Free Virgin, radioio, Valve Software, and Xbox Live. For more information, visit: http://www.llnw.com.
About Quova, Inc.
Founded in January 2000, Quova, Inc. is the leading provider of geolocation services to online businesses, including five of the world's six largest global Internet companies. Quova's patented technology provides the geographic location of website visitors in real time, enabling businesses to detect fraud, manage digital rights, target content, conduct site analysis and ensure regulatory compliance. Quova's customers and partners include such industry leaders as Major League Baseball Advanced Media, BBC, Bankinter, Bell Canada, Cisco Systems, Corillian, VeriSign, IBM SurfAid, Absolut, Everbank, 41st Parameter, Times Online and Sky Sports. A privately owned company with investments from Mobius Venture Capital, IDG Ventures, Nexus Group and Schoffstall Ventures, Quova is headquartered in Mountain View, California (T: 650.528.3700) with European headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (T: 31.20.888.45.30). Visit Quova online at http://www.quova.com.
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