Bell has partnered with Limelight Networks, a provider of video software platorms, to offer a Content Delivery Network (CDN) service that enables businesses to offer faster content delivery to Internet users without increasing their infrastructure costs. This is the first CDN service in Canada over a dedicated, network-based IP infrastructure. The Bell CDN uses Limelight's software platform over Bell's IP network, infrastructure, and data centres in Canada. For global coverage, the Bell CDN integrates directly into Limelight's global network of data centres, interconnected by a dedicated fibre-optic backbone providing higher, more reliable speed and greater end-user scalability. The websites associated with Astral Media's television networks - such as family.ca, themovienetwork.ca and superecran.com - will be among the first clients to use the Bell CDN to deliver and monetize video content online. “Video streaming is a key feature of our websites and we see great benefit in a service that can efficiently deliver video content online without the need to increase server and network infrastructure overhead,” said Barbara Bailie, director, interactive for Astral Television Networks.