Globix Forms Live Netcast Group
NEW YORK – August 17, 1998
Globix Corporation (Nasdaq: GBIX) a leading provider of total Internet-based solutions for businesses announced the addition of two accomplished live-event producers to the organization. The two new members, Dan Rayburn, (formerly a principal at a major live-events production company) and Chris Kelly (formerly Director of New Media Services at Irving Plaza) add extensive expertise and experience to the Globix media team. Over the last four years, as pioneers in the field, they have produced some of the largest and most complex cutting-edge online events. They also have helped to spearhead The Macintosh New York Music Festival and The Intel New York Music Festival. Now at Globix, they will specialize in live event production and offer full turnkey solutions for audio and video streaming on
With Dan and Chris joining the team, Globix will offer all formats of streaming media on the World Wide Web using the latest technologies, including RealVideo and RealAudio from RealNetworks and other solutions, such as NetShow, QuickTime, LiquidAudio, a2b and Emblaze. Globix will provide live event production, on-demand encoding, stream hosting, bandwidth and streaming media consulting. This will make Globix the only total integrated turnkey streaming solutions provider. The Globix team will leverage its extensive technology capabilities and the expertise of Dan and Chris in the live events field to provide corporate clients with distance learning applications and to broadcast cutting edge music events for the entertainment industry.
‘The growth in demand for live streaming of audio and video over the Web is extraordinary. These two pros have been on the forefront of that explosive growth. We are extremely pleased to welcome them to our team. The addition of the talents of Dan and Chris to our media group and to the Globix Corporation enhances the total package of Internet services we provide to the business customer,’ Marc H. Bell, Globix President and CEO said.
Dan Rayburn said, ‘The streaming media and live netcast market is exploding and it offers tremendous growth opportunities. Globix , with all its Internet expertise, is an ideal match for Chris and myself, the perfect place to utilize our experience and to reach this rapidly growing, yet underserved market.’
Dan Rayburn has production credits that date back to The Macintosh New York Music Festival in 1995 which, at the time was one of the first live events of its kind on the Web. After leaving Apple, in 1996, Dan was vice president for a live-events production company where he produced technically-driven streaming solutions. He has produced close to 100 live events on the web.
Christopher Kelly has been producing interactive media for the industry since 1993. He produced interactive CD-ROM authoring and Web design for clients that included J. Walter Thompson, MTV and Reuters. In 1996, Chris developed a live cybercast division at Irving Plaza, New York City¹s premiere concert venue. He produced all live concert events for Atlantic Records, Warner Brothers, Elektra, Arista, Sony, Columbia, Maverick Records and others. Chris has an extensive background as an audio engineer and specializes in encoding audio and video. He has taught at United Digital Artists (UDA) and actively participates in MOUSE (Making Opportunities for Upgrading Schools and Education), where he helps students and teachers in inner city schools get online.
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.