SOURCE: BitGravity

June 10, 2008 11:00 ET

Couch Trip: BitGravity Broadcasts "Tom Green's House Tonight!" Live to Internet Viewers; Show Simulcast on TV

Film Star and Talk Show Host Chooses BitGravity LiveBroadcast™ for Its Performance, Quality, Affordability and Ease of Deployment

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - OnHollywood 2008 -- BitGravity, Inc., the pioneer in Content Delivery Networks (CDN) for interactive broadcasting, today announced that outrageous comedian and not-so-secret technophile Tom Green has selected BitGravity LiveBroadcast™ to deliver content for his live Internet-based television channel and talk show. The channel features "Tom Green's House Tonight!" (www.tomgreen.com) with celebrity guests including Jimmy Kimmel, Val Kilmer, Andy Dick, Brooke Shields, Andrew Dice Clay, Bob Odenkirk, and Kathy Griffin. The live streaming capabilities convinced broadcast network executives to simulcast Green's Internet show on television.

BG LiveBroadcast is the first cost-effective, carrier-grade, live broadcasting solution enabling content creators to broadcast live over the Internet to massive audiences in a high-quality, highly reliable experience that rivals traditional television. Green selected BG LiveBroadcast because his show requires an instant-on, live streaming solution that could be quickly and easily deployed while enabling him to cost-effectively create his own web TV channel. Green created his website more than a decade ago and has been on the prowl ever since for innovative technology to further enhance his viewers' online experiences and expand with his ever-growing global fan base.

"Because we were not bound by FCC regulations or television executives, we had the opportunity to create a cutting-edge, one hour talk show that would break the traditional mold and enable us to go one-on-one with Hollywood. We scoured the market for the latest, coolest live streaming solutions to upgrade our site and BitGravity won hands down," said Tom Green. "By enhancing our site and providing our viewers with a highly immersive and interactive experience, we have made the leap from the Internet to syndication on TV and continue to expand the most outrageous nightly show possible."

BG LiveBroadcast is a flash-based streaming service that has removed the need for expensive hardware and proprietary software, as well as any downloaded media player to view live content. BG LiveBroadcast has driven the cost of the system down to less than half the cost of current installations.

"Tom Green has consistently challenged the status quo. 'Tom Green's House Tonight!' going live is another bold move that underscores the power of the Internet to rapidly become the single most powerful network for delivering video content and to redefine business models," said Perry Wu, CEO and co-founder of BitGravity. "We are impressed by Tom's foresight to launch his program from the Internet and are excited to be part of his milestone effort. We are confident that other artists will discover new ways to extend their audience reach and ultimately their brands, whether new or existing."

Tom Green is a television personality, film star, best-selling author, recording artist, and ground-breaking talk show host who has always brought a unique and innovative perspective to the entertainment industry. Well known for his hit show on MTV and for his roles in feature films "Stealing Harvard" and "Road Trip," Tom Green has continued writing, producing and directing numerous film projects. In 2001, Green starred and made his directorial debut in the New Regency feature "Freddy Got Fingered." Currently in post-production, Green has just completed "Prankstar," a film which he wrote, directed and starred in. In addition, Green starred opposite Brooke Shields in the comedy feature, "Bob the Butler," which screened at the Aspen U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

About TomGreen.com

Tom Green's ground-breaking, independent, live Internet-based talk show airs exclusively on www.tomgreen.com from the comfort of Green's own living room. The show received the 2007 TV Guide award for "Best Talk Show" along with a Webby for "Best Variety Show." The Tom Green show saw another industry first in 2008 as it was simulcast nationally on the Candian Comedy Network as well as in several television markets across the U.S. It features celebrity guests, a global audience and the funnyman's signature brand of quirky comedy. Green takes calls over the phone, along with Skype video calls from viewers from locations as varied as the United States, Canada, Australia, Estonia, Argentina, and others. For show times, visit http://guide.tomgreen.com/when2watch/. For more information about Tom Green Live, visit www.tomgreen.com.

About BitGravity

BitGravity has built the first CDN for Interactive Broadcasting, which is 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 is Tier 1, highly scalable, and delivers the performance that consumers want and expect, including streaming videos that play instantly, and live video with no buffering. The company is based in Burlingame, Calif., and is privately funded. www.BitGravity.com

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