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ActiveVideo Networks Delivers ‘Web-infused TV’ Using Internap’s Performance IP™ Networking and Data Center Colocation

November 20
14:32 2008

Web Hosting NewsATLANTA – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, announced today its Performance IP™ network and data center colocation are powering innovative services from ActiveVideo Networks™ to enable the seamless delivery of Web-infused television programming via existing set-top boxes and Web-connected consumer electronics devices.

ActiveVideo Networks intelligently streams Web video, Web 2.0 functionality and traditional television onto a single TV screen, powering a personal experience for each viewer. ActiveVideo™ enables navigation through an interactive environment of both linear and broadband programming, including: rich interfaces and graphics optimized for TV and remote control navigation, social networking, personal media, niche content and targeted, actionable advertising. The company selected Internap to build out a custom data center and network configuration to support programming in North America, Europe and Asia.

Internap offers a unique, bundled solution of Performance IP networking and data center colocation that comes with a 100% performance service level agreement (SLA). Performance IP is based on Internap’s global platform of 55 service points around the world and patented route optimization technology called Managed Internet Route Optimizer™ (MIRO). The Performance IP platform monitors Internet performance and automatically selects the best path for content to travel. Performance IP is seamlessly integrated with Internap’s data center colocation at 44 sites globally to provide an end-to-end solution for new media applications and business-critical websites.

“ActiveVideo Networks breaks down the barriers between television and Web content and revolutionizes the television-viewing experience with greater interactivity,” said Tim Sullivan, chief technology officer at Internap. “The industry has long sought convergence between the Web and television – and ActiveVideo delivers on that promise. Our own converged solution of IP networking and data center colocation is a perfect fit for new media companies looking for a single service provider – regardless of the type of traffic they are pushing.”

“The anticipated demand for services that combine the best features of the Web and television has necessitated an expansion of our ActiveVideo Distribution Network infrastructure,” said Don Gordon, chief operating officer of ActiveVideo Networks. “Our selection of Internap assures us of a long-term partner with a track record of proven performance on behalf of tier-one customers, a reputation for excellent customer support and the ability to rapidly deploy an integrated data center and network solution tailored to our unique requirements.”

About ActiveVideo Networks
ActiveVideo Networks™ provides programming and technology that infuse television with Web content and interactivity. Based on standard Web authoring and delivery technologies, the company’s ActiveVideo® Distribution Network simply and inexpensively enables expanded programming, navigation and advertising possibilities, allowing viewers to define and share TV experiences. ActiveVideo combines Web-based media and targeted, clickable advertisements with the high-quality video, immediate responsiveness and remote control navigation of television for uniform interactivity across all digital set-tops and Web-connected televisions. ActiveVideo Networks is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, with offices in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Beijing and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

About Internap
Internap is a leading Internet solutions company that provides The Ultimate Online Experience™ by managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with unsurpassed performance and reliability. With a global platform of data centers, managed Internet services, a content delivery network (CDN) and content monetization services, Internap frees its customers to innovate their business and create new revenue opportunities. More than 3,700 companies across the globe trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals. For more information, visit

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