VeriSign provides managed hosting and distribution with its secure and reliable content delivery network, while Dragonfly produces quality video and viewer statistics which are required by today's sophisticated Internet publishers and broadcasters. The VeriSign® Intelligent CDN, recently named by the reader's of Streaming Media Magazine as the Best Content Management Platform, combines Kontiki® P2P delivery technology with a traditional CDN, enabling content owners to deliver long form, exceptionally high-quality video and a superior end user experience utilizing a broadband connection.
"Broadcasters and Internet publishers are looking for the most effective way to distribute their licensed content to Internet audiences everywhere," said Jeff Richards, vice president, broadband content services, VeriSign. "The VeriSign Intelligent CDN enables the Dragonfly media platform to offer high-quality, full screen, long format video that is delivered with a world-class end user experience in mind. No special browser, client or download is required to consume the content," continued Richards.
The Star Trek saga continues with the premier of "WORLD ENOUGH and TIME." This latest episode picks up the story of the Starship Enterprise, captained by Kirk, who is played by James Cawley, and centers around Sulu, who is played by veteran Star Trek cast member, George Takei. Trekkies and all fans of science fiction can boldly go to http://stnv.dragonfly.com and experience it now!
"This is way better than YouTube," commented Guy Nouri, Dragonfly CEO, "this is about a quality experience for viewers on the Internet. Everyone loves Star Trek, now you can see it easily, any time. No downloads, just beautiful video."
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