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Proprietary company
Founded15 Feb 2011
HeadquartersMelbourne, Australia
Area served
Key people
James Broberg (CEO)
John Ellershaw (COO)
Productscontent delivery, video transcoding, video streaming, web accelerator
ServicesContent delivery network, live streaming, website acceleration, video on demand
  • University of Melbourne
  • Starfish Ventures
  • James Broberg, John Ellershaw

MetaCDN is a cloud-based content delivery network company that also offers video transcoding, streaming video and web accelerator services.[1][2]

Founded in 2011 from research out of the University of Melbourne, MetaCDN is backed by Australian venture capital firm Starfish Ventures and the University of Melbourne's commercialization arm.[3]

Commercial services were launched in December, 2011 and expanded in August 2012 to include additional features such as web site acceleration. Martin Ryan joined MetaCDN in June 2012 as CEO to lead the company's strategic and operational functions.[4]

MetaCDN leverages services such as Amazon Web Services, Edgecast, and Windows Azure to offer users access to an integrated global network for content delivery.[5][6] As of July 2012, the company reported having 102 access points in 5 continents on their website.[edit]

In September 2015 MetaCDN rebranded its live streaming platform to StreamShark.[7] The launch of StreamShark included a complete rebuild of the live streaming & video on demand platform.


  1. ^ "MetaCDN takes content delivery networks into the cloud".
  2. ^ "MetaCDN - Grow your business, not your infrastructure".
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  4. ^ "MetaCDN".
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  6. ^ Broberg, James; Buyya, Rajkumar; Tari, Zahir (2009). "MetaCDN: Harnessing 'Storage Clouds' for high performance content delivery". Journal of Network and Computer Applications. 32 (5): 1012–1022. doi:10.1016/j.jnca.2009.03.004.
  7. ^ "Welcome to StreamShark". 22 September 2015.