COMEDY CENTRAL Taps Globix for a Range of Internet Services to Support its Growing Web Needs
NEW YORK – August 7, 2001
NEW YORK – Aug 7, 2001 – Globix Corporation (NASDAQ: GBIX) announced that it has been selected by COMEDY CENTRAL to provide a variety of Internet services for www.comedycentral.com as the cable channel adds more sophisticated content and complex applications to its site.Globix houses the COMEDY CENTRAL Digital Media Services network operations center (NOC) in its state-of-the-art Internet Data Center in New York City. All of COMEDY CENTRAL’s Web site content, with the exception of video, resides there. Globix also provides COMEDY CENTRAL with complex hosting services, networking services, scalable bandwidth, managed services including monitoring, reporting and management, security services including a managed firewall, and tape backup.
“At COMEDY CENTRAL, our goal is to create for the viewers and fans of our TV programming a fully immersive experience on our Web site that extends the TV elements, enhances our Web content and engages site visitors in new and highly stimulating ways,” said Alexander Spinelli, Vice President and CTO of Digital Media, COMEDY CENTRAL. “Achieving that goal and supporting the creativity that goes into the development of the Web site content and applications requires a flexible and reliable technology service provider that can respond quickly to our needs, providing the right solutions as the site evolves.”
“Globix clearly fits that role with its full spectrum of Internet services, and also provides us with an outstanding level of customer service, deploying people who understand how to accomplish the immersive user experience that we want to offer,” Spinelli added.
“COMEDY CENTRAL is creating an exciting interactive environment on its site, with everything from fan-driven interactive online programming to daily doses of comedy in ‘Joke of the Day’, as well as innovative online gaming,” said Peter Herzig, CEO of Globix. “Our state-of-the-art data centers, global content delivery network and backbone, and complex managed services are perfectly suited to support COMEDY CENTRAL’s online offerings. Globix is providing a scalable, integrated platform that delivers superior reliability, speed and network quality that can continue to grow as the site evolves.”
COMEDY CENTRALA 1999 Webby Award nominee for “Best TV Web site,” comedycentral.com is as innovative, irreverent, topical and smart as Comedy Central’s on-air lineup. The site includes original programs, a 24-hour radio station, schedule information, advanced technology, games, downloads, contests and an on-line store. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Comedy Central’s press-only Web site at http://www.press.comedycentral.com.
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.