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Definition: content provider


An individual or organization that creates information, entertainment or educational content for online delivery. Prior to the Internet, optical media were a common form of distribution. For non-standard content formats, a provider may include the software used to access the material.

The Web is the world's largest source of content from providers that include Wikipedia, YouTube, news outlets as well as references such as this encyclopedia. See content aggregator, CDN, service provider, Wikipedia and YouTube.