Do you love watching the amazing TED talks on TED.com? I do, but more importantly, you will have even more reason to watch these “ideas worth spreading” on the website. The global not-for-profit, which just surpassed one billion views, recently signed an agreement with Level 3 Communications, Inc. to improve the availability of its online video content.
Level 3 Communications (News - Alert) will now serve as the primary streaming partner for TED to provide a more reliable and truly optimized viewing experience with its highly scalable, global media delivery platform.
TED recently announced that its more than 1,400 videos, available for free online, have received over one billion cumulative views. Each of these videos explore a single idea in 18 minutes or less ranging from black holes to nanotechnology, from ocean life to global challenges.
Speaking on the new partnership with TED, Mark Taylor, VP of Media and IP Services for Level 3, said the company was truly honored to help support and deliver the continually growing repository of insightful TED talks.
Taylor was confident that Level 3 will be able to offer the global content distribution that TED needs and provide scalability to this ever-growing repository.
Level 3’s Content Deliver Network (CDN) platform provides caching and downloading of high-quality content with on-demand scalability that adjusts with the volume of available content on the Web. Level 3’s CDN platform also delivers superior streaming media experiences that are designed to support the next generation of leading media formats.
Currently, TED Talks receive over 1.5 million views every day and this number keeps growing. In addition to its growing repository of videos, TED also supports other programs that involve a global community of volunteer translators and TEDx event organizers.
TED also works with media distribution partners like iTunes, NPR, Netflix and Huffington Post (News - Alert) to bring TED to new audiences.
Level 3’s CDN will no doubt help in the spread of ideas worth spreading.
Edited by Braden Becker