Avid Internet Solutions and Streaming21 Team To Deliver Cost-Effective Video-On-Demand Solutions
March 5, 2001

by -- AVID INTERNET SOLUTIONS

- Technology Integration Agreement Enables Broadband Service Providers to Deliver, Secure Monetize Streaming Content on a Large Scale -

Tewksbury, MA and Los Gatos, CA - (October 16, 2000 ) - Avid Internet Solutions (AIS), the Internet infrastructure division of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), and Streaming21, Inc. (S21), today announced a co-marketing and technology integration agreement. According to the agreement, S21 will integrate its highly scalable streaming media software technology for AIS' Trilligent™ Cluster server platform.

Many of S21's clients require a complete broadband streaming solution. This bundled solution, distributed through systems integrators, will enable web broadcasting and video-on-demand (VOD) providers to deliver, secure and monetize broadcast quality video and audio over the Internet. S21 takes full advantage of Avid's turnkey approach, leveraging the Trilligent Cluster's high-speed fibre channel storage area network and specialized file system with its own broadband streaming software. The resulting combination is a complete, highly scalable, CODEC-independent (including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4) bundled solution, offering clients unrivaled price/performance, faster ROI, and an immediate time-to market.

"We chose to optimize the Streaming21 Media Server technology for Avid's Trilligent Cluster because the combined solution meets the stringent performance requirements of VOD and live broadcasting, while the open, standards-based design helps our customers stream content at lower price points," said Dr. David Du, CEO of S21.

With user demand rising for reliable, broadcast-quality online experiences, it is critical for service providers to begin streaming today, while preparing for a future in which the broadband connection becomes the pipeline into the home for digital entertainment. The Trilligent Cluster allows streaming service and VOD providers to distribute high-quality, dynamic content over the Internet via a turnkey, standards-based server platform that scales linearly to meet demand. A fully configured Trilligent Cluster can store nearly 20,000 hours of video and other dynamic content on-line, and deliver more than 10,000 unique broadband streams to users regardless of access pattern. S21's Media Server is the first carrier-class, full-featured, streaming media software architecture for the VOD market. When combined with the Trilligent Cluster turnkey platform, it provides a comprehensive solution to meet the performance and reliability demands of the VOD market.

"Avid has a rich history in providing business-driven solutions to the world's most recognizable digital content creators," said Mike Rockwell, GM of AIS. "One of our objectives is to help our customers integrate the Internet into their core distribution strategy. Streaming21's Media Server gives us a VOD solution that provides not just the ability to deliver streaming video over the Internet, but the ability to monetize and more easily manage it as well."

Pricing and Availability
The bundled solution is expected to be available through systems integrators in November 2000. Pricing of each product varies by configuration.

About Streaming21, Inc.
Streaming21 develops video streaming technologies enabling broadband and Internet service providers to finally deliver broadcast-quality video and audio over the Internet - on a large scale. S21's software architecture has been optimized for content broadcasting, web delivery, and video-on-demand, while providing the essential infrastructure for tracking, billing, and transaction management. Streaming21 headquarters are located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Streaming21, Inc. 170 Knowles Drive, Suite 1, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (Tel: 1-888.88.STREAM). www.streaming21.com.

About Avid Internet Solutions
Avid Internet Solutions (AIS), the Internet infrastructure division of Avid Technology, Inc., extends Avid's expertise in digital media networks and systems to provide a new class of servers for the delivery of streaming media and other high bandwidth content over a dynamic Internet. Headquartered in Tewksbury, MA, AIS flagship product, the Trilligent Cluster, is a powerful, scalable and easy-to-manage multimedia server. More information can be found at www.trilligent.com.

About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid Technology, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of digital media creation and distribution solutions. From its industry revolutionizing non-linear editing and finishing solutions, to its standard-setting audio and animation tools, and high performance technology for delivering TV-quality video over the Internet, Avid gives customers the power to communicate to multiple audiences with creativity and ease. Avid solutions, which span a wide range of markets and price points, are used for special effects, video, audio, film, television, broadcast news, music, the Internet and games. Avid markets and sells its products globally, and maintains corporate headquarters in Tewksbury, MA. For more information, visit Avid's web site at www.avid.com.


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