Akamai, the world’s largest content delivery network, a giant network of servers around the globe which streams video for Reuters, MySpace, Metacafe NBC, CBS, CNN, the BBC and many others, is sponsoring Beet.TV for the next 30 days with an exclusive in-stream advertising message running in our 800 clips. 

The overlay links to a marketing page with video testimonials from executives from MySpace and Metacafe.

Here’s a statement about the Beet sponsorship from Akamai’s Suzanne Johnson, Senior Industry Marketing Manager for Digital Media:

"Beet.TV offers in depth and on point coverage of the fast
paced digital media and Web 2.0 business world. What makes Beet TV unique is
its adoption of video as its communications medium and online syndication to
extend its reach. Akamai is excited
to support Beet in bringing this innovative and very relevant coverage to
digital media audiences across the Internet."


Wow, thanks Suzanne! And thanks to Dina Kaplan at Blip.tv for selling this sponsorship for the purple channel.  Blip is also managing the insertion of overlay ads.

I’ve republished my interview with Suzanne from September  on this page.  She talks about the company’s media acceleration technology and how it is being implemented by Metacafe.

Welcome, Akamai, to Beet.TV.  We are pleased to have you.

Andy Plesser,  Executive Producer