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GLOBIX PROVIDES COMPLETE INTERNET STREAMING SOLUTION FOR A&E;’s LIVE BY REQUEST SERIES
LiveByRequest.com Web Site Now Hosted in the Globix New York SuperPOP
NEW YORK — January 4, 2000 — Globix Corporation (NASDAQ:
GBIX) has announced that it is providing A&E;’s Live by Request with an
end-to-end streaming solution for the Webcast concert series and hosting of
the Live By Request homepage (www.livebyrequest.com). Globix provides these
services under agreement with Automatic Productions, the New York-based
television, film and video production company that produces Live By Request.
The next show will feature the Eurythmics, airing January 19, 2000 at 9:00 p.m. EST.
In addition to a two hour live television broadcast on the A&E; Network,
(reaching over 78 million households in North America) and a national radio
simulcast, A&E;’s Live By Request is now also Webcast live via www.livebyrequest.com.
In keeping with the unique, interactive format of the series, Live By Request performers
take song requests throughout the broadcast via either an 800 number or the
livebyrequest.com Web site.
Globix has also provided the video streaming and Web site hosting solutions for recent Live By Request concerts, including:
The Globix Streaming Media Group provides a multi-faceted solution for the concert series. For these events,
Globix will provide a single-source service that encompasses live encoding, hosting both the streams and
the Web site in the Company’s state-of-the-art Internet Data Center and broadcasting over the Globix Network.
Using Microsoft’s streaming media platform, Windows Media, Globix will encode the broadcast for a range of
Internet connection speeds and provide a worldwide audience with access to this special event.
“This live-live show always generates huge excitement for the viewers, but even above and beyond that,
A&E;’s Live By Request has always tapped in to the latest and best entertainment technologies,” said Kris
Slava, Supervising Producer, A&E;’s Live By Request. “This TV show has grown up alongside the Web. Now
Automatic Productions and Globix have found another great way to juice up the overall mix, enabling
Live By Request to continue to build its momentum.”
“Live By Request is the only live, truly interactive, music performance series on television.
The Web site and Webcast components help to make this show the success that it is,” said Steve
Sterling, Vice President of Development and Marketing for Automatic Productions. “As we move into
our fourth year of supplying these shows to A&E;, America’s fastest growing cable network, Globix
is being looked upon by all of us as our ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ upon which we will be growing the
capacity and entertainment value of our property. The people at Globix are unshakable and their
technical capability helps us all sleep better at night – and that means a lot in our end of the
“The Live By Request series is creating a ground-breaking opportunity for Web users looking to
experience a truly interactive approach to content. It combines the traditional television
broadcast model with a heightened interactive Web experience to complement the broadcast medium,”
said Dan Rayburn, Worldwide Manager of the Globix Streaming Media Group.
Globix Corporation is a leading provider of Internet connectivity and advanced
Internet services for businesses in the United States and Europe. Through its high-speed,
fault-tolerant, fiber-optic network and state-of-the-art Internet Data Centers in New
York City, Santa Clara, CA and London, UK. Globix delivers superior reliability, security
and performance to companies using the Internet to deploy mission-critical business
strategies. Cutting-edge applications include Co-Location, Web Hosting, Dedicated Access,
Streaming Media, E-Commerce and Internet Security.
The Globix Streaming Media Group (www.streaming.globix.com)
provides start-to-finish streaming
media solutions; customers are not referred to a solutions “partner” for streaming. The Globix
Streaming Media Group is an in-house team with industry experts to provide clients with the most
technologically advanced, yet cost efficient solutions needed to leverage this exciting new medium.
Recent customers of the Globix Streaming Media Group include Microsoft, House of Blues, VH-1,
Cisco Systems and Agency.com.
About Automatic Productions
Automatic Productions is an award-winning television, film and video production company responsible
for a variety of highly rated and critically acclaimed programs which include A&E;’s Live By Request,
Sessions at West 54th, Billboard Latin Music Awards and the Johnny Cash Tribute. The company offers a
wealth of services in the fields of development, domestic and international distribution, promotion,
marketing and corporate communications.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ
materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Additional information
concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements is contained under the heading of Risk Factors listed from time
to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
VP – Corporate Finance
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