Edgio AppOpsEdgio DeliveryEdgio StreamingContact SalesContact SupportResourcesInvestorsCareersDeliveryApp EdgeEdgeJS (CDN-as-code)ObservabilityTraffic SplittingGlobal CDNFull-Stack EnvironmentsFeature ManagementBranch PreviewPredictive PrefetchServerless ComputeGraphQL CachingImage OptimizationApp PlatformWeb Application FrameworksIterative MigrationApp SecurityWAF, DDoS, Bot Management and API ProtectionDevelop fasterRelease with confidenceRun sub-second sitesProtect your appSimplify, save and evolveSecurityStreamingExpert ServicesEdge Cache for ISPsAccelerated DevelopmentInstant Page LoadsNext-Gen Web CDNGlobal CDNWeb SecurityDocsContact SalesApp EdgeApp PlatformApp SecurityBranch PreviewEdgeJSFeature ManagementFull-stack EnvironmentsGlobal CDNGraphQL CachingImage OptimizationIterative MigrationObservabilityPredictive PrefetchServerless ComputeTraffic SplittingWAF, DDoS, Bot ManagementWeb Application FrameworksDeliveryStreamingSupportResource CenterBlogJavaScript JamDeveloper DocsChangelogForumAboutLeadership TeamCareersInvestorsNewsroomContact UsTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyAcceptable Use PolicyData and Protection AddendumInvoice MethodologiesPrivacy ShieldWebsite Disclaimer
Case Study


Print Article

Original source: Limelight Networks


Cinedigm needed to increase the number of video rendition files but wanted to do so at a reasonable cost.


Limelight Video Delivery Services to support Cinedigm video on-demand and live streaming needs to convert, store and optimize delivery of all its content in the vast library of 60,000 movies and TV shows.




Media & Entertainment

OTT service Cinedigm turns to Limelight to improve workflow, reduce costs and prepare for growth

Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships across many digital platforms and retail storefronts, including iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Wal-Mart and Target, as well as their own direct-to-consumer platform. Cinedigm has a distribution library of over 60,000 film and TV episodes. The company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing over-the-top (OTT) channel business, with three channels under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire OTT eco-system.

“The complexity of managing an OTT service is pretty high. Limelight’s CDN infrastructure simplifies our workflows and allows us to focus on providing more content for our customers and drive more revenue for our business.’’

Tony Huidor, Vice President, Product & Digital Operations

Cinedigm Challenge:

Cinedigm’s rapidly growing OTT services currently have more than 5,000 hours combined of video programming. The content delivery service (CDN) they were using limited the number of video rendition files they could output, which resulted in a less than optimal customer viewing experience on some devices. To improve their customers’ viewing experiences and reduce buffering, Cinedigm needed to increase the number of video rendition files but wanted to do so at a reasonable cost. With a fragmented workflow and escalating transcoding costs, Cinedigm began looking for a new CDN solution to help them encode, store and deliver their large library of movies and TV shows.

Cinedigm Solution:

Cinedigm found an integrated solution with Limelight Video Delivery Services to support its video on-demand and live streaming needs. The solution uses Limelight’s CDN to deliver live and video-on-demand events at broadcast quality to any device, anywhere. It gives Cinedigm the ability to convert, store and optimize delivery of all its content in it’s vast library of 60,000 movies and TV shows.

Key benefits Cinedigm gained with Limelight include:

Improved Workflow

With Limelight, Cinedigm no longer has a fragmented workflow and their staff is now able to focus on optimizing user engagement and content rather than managing the back-end.

Cost Savings

Previously, Cinedigm had a limit on monthly transcoding volumes and would incur overage fees of up to $15,000 a month when they had spikes in the volume of monthly published titles. With Limelight, they significantly reduced transcoding costs.

Improved Customer Experience

Since implementing Limelight’s CDN and Origin Storage Services, Cinedigm is accelerating the delivery of content which led to improved customer experience and retention.

More Format Options

Now Cinedigm is able to deliver content to more than 60 million devices including Google Chromecast, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV.

Customer Support

Working with Limelight, Cinedigm has a direct relationship with the support and account teams and has leveraged its Advance Service Architects to implement the optimal workflow and remain nimble as the business expands.

***The whole is greater than the sum of our parts. Many of our client case studies and products were originally part of Limelight, Layer0 or Edgecast. Limelight acquired Layer 0 then Edgecast to become Edgio, the complete platform you have today, so we’ve aggregated those case studies in a single library.

Related Articles
Case Study: CoachGuitar

CoachGuitar’s utilizes Limelight's (now Edgio) CDN and storage services to handle increased global demand for tutorial downloads.

Case Study: BubbleUp

The CEO of digital marketing company BubbleUp reveals how the company has scaled using Limelight’s (now Edgio) video, storage, and CDN services.

Case Study: Chili S.p.A.

With Limelight’s (now Edgio's) content delivery and storage services, Chili is able to reach users anywhere, regardless of the device or the Internet provider they use.

Explore Edgio Solutions

Get the information you need. When you’re ready, chat with us, get an assessment or start your free trial.