According to a new global “How Video is Changing the World” report from Limelight Networks, Inc., (Nasdaq: LLNW), the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting lives across the globe, forcing people to change how they work, learn, access information, connect with one another and their entertainment options, the company said.
Streaming is at the forefront of this new normal with global consumers now engaging with online video for an average of four hours and three minutes every day. Limelight´s report exposes the new ways online video supports our daily activities during and after the pandemic.
As people quarantine in their homes, online video is enabling new forms of interactive entertainment to pass the time. With traditional sports leagues on hold, nearly one third (31 percent) of global consumers have had their first esports experience during the pandemic. With other live events cancelled, almost half (44 percent) of global consumers attended their first virtual concert. Exercising is also going virtual as athletic facilities remain closed. In fact, 31 percent have participated in an online fitness class and another 24 percent plan to in the next six months.
Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW), a provider of digital content delivery, video, cloud security, and edge computing services, empowers customers to provide exceptional digital experiences. Limelight´s edge services platform includes a unique combination of global private infrastructure, intelligent software, and expert support services that enable current and future workflows. For more information, visit www.limelight.com,