Internap CDN chosen for sixth consecutive year to help the 2011Sundance Film Festival promote independent films to audiences worldwide through streaming video
ATLANTA – January 27, 2011 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a leading provider of IT infrastructure services, today announced that it is an official Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, held January 20-30 in Park City, Utah. Sundance Institute has relied on Internap’s CDN to simplify and streamline the creation, delivery and management of interactive web content to promote the work of independent filmmakers – both during the Festival and on an ongoing basis – since 2006.
As filmmakers have come to rely on the web as an essential channel to market and distribute their films to audiences worldwide, Sundance Institute has seen a substantial uptick in video downloads. From 2006-2010, the Internap CDN flawlessly served an average of 2.2 million views of Institute content per year and delivered an average of 12 terabytes of data per year. From 2009 to 2010, video views during the Sundance Film Festival increased 76 percent, representing significant year-over-year growth since adopting video streaming as a promotional vehicle.
With its easy-to-use management interface and robust architecture, the Internap CDN has also enabled Sundance Institute to easily make changes to the content available on its sites, support backup and recovery strategies and analyze streaming activity to facilitate planning for future events.
Internap’s CDN is integrated with its advanced Performance IP™ connectivity service to deliver the most reliable and cost-effective infrastructure and ensure an optimized streaming experience. Companies are able to quickly expand their online business by accelerating the global delivery of rich media, video, on-demand software and additional content to mobile or other Internet-connected devices, with the comfort of a 100 percent SLA-backed availability guarantee.
About Sundance Film Festival
Supported by the nonprofit Sundance Institute, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including sex, lies, and videotape, Maria Full of Grace, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, Trouble the Water and Napoleon Dynamite and, through its New Frontier initiative, has brought the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julian, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp and Matthew Barney. www.sundance.org/festival
Sundance Institute is a global nonprofit organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981. Through its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, composers and playwrights, the Institute seeks to discover and support independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to inform, inspire, and unite diverse populations around the globe. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Son of Babylon, Amreeka, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. www.sundance.org
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