Level 3 hasn’t made any new customer announcements for its content delivery network (CDN) since it said last week that it will price its large-file download service at the same rate as its Internet access. But Dan Rayburn at The Business of Video noticed that Level 3’s network is delivering Radiohead’s new headline-grabbing “name your own price” album downloads. Dan says Level 3 (LVLT) is also now delivering videos from Metacafe and live streams from DirectTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket package.
“Clearly Level 3 is already starting to get some traction in the market for large scale delivery of video and static content via streaming and downloading,” he writes. “The CDN industry, which was once a very quiet segment of this industry even two years back, is now the hottest and fastest growing segment of this market in terms of the number of solutions and providers in the space and entering the fray. The next 24 months are going to be a fun ride.”