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Digital Island Jumps into Live Streaming Events

Digital Island (http://www.digitalisland.net) said that 21 companies have chosen Digital Island to stream live events.

Getting into webcasting has been a goal of Digital Island, especially since its acquisition of Live On Line (http://www.liveonline.net) in late January 2000.

Digital Island will encode and distribute the streams using its content delivery network, Footprint Live.

"Streaming media has evolved into a catalyst for commerce on the Internet, allowing companies to use rich content to grow their e-Business worldwide," said Ruann F. Ernst, chairman and CEO of Digital Island. "Digital Island's e-Business Delivery Network is recognized by industry leaders worldwide for its ability to deliver a superior end-user experience."

The 21 customers for Digital Island's Footprint Live service are AIG, Access Style, American Express, BroadcastAmerica.com, Broadstream.com, Calibur Learning, Cammunity.com, Comedy Central, Don Misher Productions, Elite Models, Kenneth Cole Productions, Leading Edge Interactive, Meeting Planners International, Radio Republic, Real E-Marketing, Sotheby's, Stelex, StreamSearch.com, U.S. News & World Report, Virage, and XTERRA.

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