Globix to Host ITN’s News Channels on the Web
NEW YORK – October 12, 2000
London – October 12, 2000 – Globix Ltd.,a leader in advanced Internet Data Centerservices, high-speed Internet access, and streaming media solutions for business, hasannounced a contract with ITN to host its radio channels on the Web – LBC 1152AM,News Direct 97.3FM and the ITN News Channel on digital radio – on the Globix worldwideContent Delivery Network.ITN, Britain’s No. 1 news organisation, transmits its encoded content through two E1leased lines to the Globix New Oxford Street SuperPOP Internet Data Centre, where it ishosted and distributed by Globix. The ITN content is streamed across the Internet in realtime. ITN benefits from 24 x 7 monitoring, maintenance, extensive bandwidth resourcesand security provided by Globix. In addition, ITN’s operations staff has access to theGlobix Data Centre 24 hours a day.’Globix offered the best package for our needs,’ said Ave Wrigley, online technicalmanager of ITN New Media. ‘The fact that Globix has a proven track record of streaminghigh-profile events reassured us that they could handle our business. Additionally,service continuity is crucial in broadcasting, and we’ve been very pleased with the levelof service delivered by Globix on previous projects. Globix recently did an excellent jobhosting our live Webcast of the Queen Mother’s 100th birthday pageant.’John Moore, Globix general manager, said, ‘Streamed radio is really shaking up thebroadcasting industry. We’re delighted to be working with ITN and providing them withthe ability to syndicate their news on the Internet. Our 24 x 7 broadcast solution ensuresthat ITN’s latest and breaking news service is available and accessible by everyone.’
Globix is a leading provider of advanced Internet hosting, network and applications solutions for business. Globix delivers services via its secure state-of-the-art Internet DATA Centers, its high-performance global backbone and content delivery network, and its world-class technical professionals. Globix provides businesses with cutting-edge Internet resources and the ability to deploy, manage and scale mission-critical Internet operations for optimum performance and cost efficiency.