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Digital Island, Navisite in Streaming Pact

Digital Island, Inc. will be responsible for streaming content for NaviSite, Inc. as part of NaviSite's recently announced streamOS streaming services initiative. Digital Island's Footprint streaming services will be used with the streamOS platform, allowing customers to manage and deliver streaming content over the Internet.

The first example of this partnership in action was the streaming of Madonna's November 28th performance from London's Brixton Academy, which drew an Internet audience with total viewers estimated to be 9 million. More than 3.6 Terabytes of data were transferred through Footprint and streamOS, along with other distribution partners, using nearly 2.7 Gigabits of bandwidth, making the event one of the largest ever of its kind.

"streamOS makes it easy and cost-effective for our customers to take advantage of streaming to deliver a rich customer experience on the Web," said Jay Seaton, vice president of marketing at NaviSite. "Digital Island is a leader in streaming infrastructure, and utilizing their network allows us to increase the benefits of streamOS for our customers."

"We are always excited to expand the reach of our e-Business Delivery Network by partnering with innovative companies like NaviSite," said Tim Wilson, chief marketing officer at Digital Island. "The combination of our services and basic infrastructure delivers an unbeatable value for NaviSite customers who select the Digital Island network."