August 14, 2008
BitGravity Gets to the Punch Line With CollegeHumor.Com
BitGravity, Inc., provider of next-generation Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) for interactive broadcasting, and CollegeHumor.com, the definitive source for irreverent student humor and co-ed pop culture, today announced a partnership wherein BitGravity will provide high-definition object and video delivery for the CollegeHumor website. BitGravity's high-definition, fast-loading content delivery provides an unprecedented high-quality experience for CollegeHumor fans. In addition, BitGravity's scalability and competitive pricing made it the first choice for CollegeHumor's growing need for a new delivery network capable of supporting their galleries of images and videos.
"CollegeHumor has a rapidly growing fan base and BitGravity's highly scalable platform is exactly what we needed to deliver the highest quality video and user experience," said Kunal Shah, VP of Technology for CollegeHumor. "CollegeHumor is thrilled to be using BitGravity's state-of-the-art technology to solidify our presence as a mainstay for collegiate entertainment on the Internet."
"Timing and delivery is everything in comedy, and we're pleased to provide CollegeHumor viewers an unmatched user experience, including a quick start with no delay or buffering and HD quality video," said Perry Wu, CEO of BitGravity. "BitGravity's delivery ensures that CollegeHumor users can view and share content at unparalleled speed and quality."
BitGravity's network is based on optimized routing methodology and network innovations and is over four times faster than other leading CDNs. It was purpose-built by seasoned technologists with extensive expertise in global technology infrastructures, systems engineering and application development, allowing maximum performance through a much smaller and more nimble network than typical CDNs.
To view CollegeHumor's HD multimedia galleries delivered by the BitGravity network, visit www.collegehumor.com
CollegeHumor.com was founded in a dorm room in 1999 as an online depository for all of the content that floats around collegiate computer networks. The site has since grown into a daily updated source of original web content and now boasts a loyal following of over 6 million unique readers a month and more than 200 million monthly page views. With major blue chip companies such as Ford, Universal Pictures and Procter & Gamble now advertising on the site, the release of Penguin Books' The CollegeHumor Guide to College and Faking It ... How to Seem Like a Better Person Without Actually Improving Yourself, and a movie with Paramount in the works, CollegeHumor has quickly emerged as an icon of today's young adult culture.
Silicon Valley-based Burlingame, CA Company BitGravity, Inc., built the first CDN for Interactive Broadcasting, optimized to deliver affordable, HD-quality video on demand, live broadcasts, and interactive applications for massive audiences on the Internet. BitGravity's patent-pending CDN technology is a Tier 1 IPV6 content delivery network, highly scalable, and delivers the performance that consumers want and expect, including streaming videos that play instantly, and live video without buffering. The company is privately held, with strategic investment by Allen & Company. For more information, please see www.BitGravity.com.
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Media Contacts For BitGravity: Christina Hwang Terpin Communications (310) 821-6100 x104 Email Contact For CollegeHumor: Leslie Cafferty 212-314-7326 Email Contact