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9/30/2005

 
KOCH Entertainment Employs Nine Systems' Content Delivery Network to Manage Its Online Video and Audio Streaming

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine Systems, a major service provider for streaming media technology and Internet content delivery network solutions, has added KOCH Entertainment, the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the United States, to its growing roster of major music label clients including Interscope Records, Geffen Records, Universal Motown Records, Virgin Records, Capitol Records, Priority Records, Mosaic, Astralwerks and the EMI Christian Music Group. KOCH Entertainment will rely on Nine Systems' Stream OS, rich media content management and delivery tools, to manage its on-demand content distribution, including music videos and promo clips for KOCH Records artists such as Jim Jones, Ian Brown and Ringo Starr, as well as video highlights for KOCH Vision's urban film "Paper Chasers" and children's TV programs "Tall Tales and Legends," and KOCH Lorber Films' "Lipstick & Dynamite" and "Save the Green Planet."

"We have teamed up with Nine Systems to bring high-quality music and entertainment content to our worldwide audience," said Michael Rosenberg, President, KOCH Entertainment Distribution. "We chose Nine Systems because they demonstrated they could meet our needs in providing us with a robust, scalable, easy to use content management and delivery solution, satisfying the requirement for a high-quality video experience demanded by our customers. We are confident that Nine Systems will be the best partner to fulfill our growing online distribution needs over the coming years."

Nine Systems' Stream OS is the industry leading content publishing set of tools that enable customers to use drag-and-drop functionality to upload, organize and distribute content on their Web sites via a web-based interface. With Stream OS, customers will receive high-quality content management services that guarantee performance, reliability, scalability, ease of management and reporting.

"We are pleased to be working with KOCH Entertainment to provide their music fans around the globe with high-quality content," said Troy Snyder, CEO, Nine Systems. "As the market for broadband content distribution continues to grow, it is critical for our customers to have the ability to provide promotions, videos and other rich media content online and we are dedicated to address these increasing needs. Our Stream OS suite of applications simplifies the process of managing and distributing content online, allowing our customers to exercise more control over their streaming capabilities, enabling them to focus on providing their viewers with high-quality content."

The streamed on-demand content will be delivered through Nine Systems' Network of Networks, the industry first aggregated system that routes all types of rich media through its Content Delivery Network (CDN) and across other top-tier CDNs.

About KOCH Entertainment

KOCH Entertainment is the leading and fastest-growing independent music and video company in the U.S. and its operations encompass record and video labels and distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independents in both the U.S. and Canada and its record labels had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents in 2003/2004. For more information please go to www.kochent.com.

About Nine Systems

Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nine Systems (www.ninesystems.com) helps today's best-known companies broadcast audio and video over the Internet and wireless easily, affordably and reliably. Nine Systems' Network of Networks is an industry-first system that routes all types of rich media through the company's Content Delivery Network (CDN) and across other top-tier CDNs to guarantee robust and reliable delivery worldwide. Stream OS is the company's suite of configurable rich media management and delivery tools that enable audio and video streaming, live event broadcasting, web conferencing and the anytime sale of rich media content. Nine Systems serves more than 200 of today's most successful businesses including Universal Music Group, the NBA, CinemaNow, CBS SportsLine, and EMI Music.

Source: Nine Systems

CONTACT: Helen Tse of Nine Systems, +1-858-332-3973,
helent@ninesystems.com

Web site: http://www.ninesystems.com/
http://www.kochent.com/




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