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Dailymotion Selects Streamroot for Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming
Streamroot says its P2P tech cuts CDN use by 90 percent while improving performance. But can it deliver for one of the world's biggest video sites?

Video streaming site Dailymotion has decided to go with Streamroot's peer-to-peer video distribution technology. Streamroot says its P2P will let the video site offload up to 90 percent of its CDN traffic and significantly reduce costs, all while improving performance. It's a big bet on P2P for a major video site.

At first, Streamroot will only handle the HTML5 video traffic for Dailymotion's browser-based player. Dailymotion will expand use to include mobile and other platforms "soon," Streamroot says in a statement.

“We look forward to expanding our relationship in the coming months and broadening the reach of the technology," says Streamroot CEO Pierre-Louis Théron. His company has offices in Paris and New York City. “Our transparent peer-to-peer technology is the perfect addition to Dailymotion’s own infrastructure; it will allow the company to cost-effectively deliver large volumes of video while improving viewing experience at the same time.”

For its part, Dailymotion praised how easy it was to integrate Streamroot's technology, and how well it scales.

"Their technology scales naturally to exploding audiences and to unpredictable traffic spikes, whilst at the same time keeping our delivery costs down and ensuring excellent quality," says Pierre-Yves Kerembellec, Dailymotion's head of video architecture.

Dailymotion serves over 100 million videos per day. 

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