Macromedia, Speedera Ink Flash Streaming Deal

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-06-08 Print this article Print

Macromedia Flash Video Streaming Service enables companies to deliver streaming Flash video to users on the Web across Speedera's distributed on-demand network.

Speedera Networks Inc. and Macromedia Inc. announced a partnership Tuesday that enables Macromedia Flash video to be delivered across Speederas distributed content delivery services. The Macromedia Flash Video Streaming Service, powered by Santa Clara, Calif.-based Speedera, enables companies to take advantage of an outsourced solution to deliver streaming Flash video to users on the Web across Speederas distributed on-demand network.
The service is based on Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX and is available as part of Speederas SpeedSuite line of services.
Click here for eWEEK Labs look at Macromedias Flash Central Developer Release. The service delivers features such as instant-on, customizable player capabilities, Web site integration, and the ability to add interactivity and context, company officials said. Indeed, officials of both companies said the new Flash streaming deal is not the first partnership between the two companies. Officials at San Francisco-based Macromedia said the company has an existing agreement with Speedera to deliver a download of Macromedias Flash Player to users and to track performance and availability. Check out eWEEK.coms Developer & Web Services Center at for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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