Global content delivery provider Speedera Networks will deliver video clips using Macromedia's Flash video streaming technology, under an agreement announced by the companies.
Speedera provides on-demand computing services, such as software downloads and video streaming, to a range of companies that wish to reduce, if not eliminate, the amount of content they provide on their own servers. Its customers include DoubleClick and Network Associates.
Speedera's delivery network, which connects to more than 1,000 carrier backbones around the world, now supports Flash, Windows Media, RealMedia, QuickTime, MPEG-4, MP3 and 3GPP video formats.
Because Flash video is delivered via Macromedia's own Flash Player, Speedera customers will be able to stream video across all platforms and browsers, lowering development, quality assurance and support costs, the companies said in a statement.