Kontiki, one of the first peer-to-peer distribution companies, has been sold by parent VeriSign as part of a broad and anticipated corporate divestiture.

Yesterday in Hollywood I caught up with Bill Wishon who heads marketing for Kontiki.  He spoke about the new investor and the opportunities ahead.

He says that traditional content delivery networks (CDN’s) can only handle a fraction of where online video is going.  He says that CDN’s can handle just one percent of the total Nielsen ratings for television.

For more information about where newly private Kontiki is going, read this Q&A with Kontiki CEO Eric Armstrong done by NewTeeVee editor Liz Gannes.

Kudos to Contentinople for breaking the story on Thursday.

More news from Digital Hollywood tomorrow!

Andy Plesser