SOURCE: NaviSite, Inc.

February 26, 2007 09:00 ET

NaviSite Enables Sporty's Pilot Shop to Deliver Content on the Fly

NaviSite's Content Delivery and Acceleration Services Bring Sporty's Customers Downloadable Content

ANDOVER, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of application management, professional services, and secure content delivery solutions, today announced that Sporty's Pilot Shop ( has selected NaviSite's Content Delivery and Acceleration Service for digital transfer of its educational flight training content. Sporty's Pilot Shop, a company that offers a breadth of aviation and related products including books, DVDs, and software, turned to NaviSite's secure, flexible Content Delivery Network (CDN) to enter the download arena and offer its customers the ability to download its educational products.

Sporty's Pilot Shop produces and markets educational and safety training DVDs for pilots and wanted to offer download functionality on its site to enable customers to download titles on the fly. In January 2007, Sporty's introduced this new functionality on by offering select titles for download in Windows Media or iTunes video formats. Currently 32 titles from its popular "Air Facts™" programs as well as videos from its "What You Should Know Series" are available for download.

The "Air Facts" programs were originally offered on VHS and then converted and bundled into DVD sets with four to five titles per DVD. With the download functionality, Sporty's is able to unbundle the videos and offer them individually again. The added distribution channel has enabled Sporty's to take advantage of the popularity of video download. An added benefit has been increased international sales with no negative impact on Sporty's traditional DVD sales.

"NaviSite's Electronic File Delivery solution allows us to quickly deliver our products to customers. We chose to partner with NaviSite because of its team of experts, its ability to scale to our needs and its affordability," said Michael Wolf, President of Sporty's Pilot Shop. "NaviSite promised us the implementation would be smooth, and they were right. This was one of the easiest implementations I have experienced -- no problems. We are very pleased and we look forward to expanding our digital offerings to include streaming and interactive course material."

"With the expense and slowness of physical media distribution, leveraging electronic file delivery for file downloads and massive content libraries makes sense for companies like Sporty's," said Doug Mow, Vice President of Marketing at NaviSite. "NaviSite's next generation Content Delivery and Acceleration Services enable our clients to deliver content quickly and reliably. And, we offer flexible, scalable solutions for companies like Sporty's that want to test electronic delivery channels."

NaviSite's Content and Delivery Acceleration Services extend beyond the network to drive rich media and application content into the hands of customers, partners and other end users for maximum business value. NaviSite offers a full range of Content and Delivery Acceleration Services including Content Streaming, Electronic File Delivery (EFD), and Web Acceleration services including a highly reliable, scalable, and fast network based in strategic locations, more-efficient HotRoute® content routing capabilities, 24x7 management and support, and insightful reporting on download trends and technical performance.

Sporty's Pilot Shop

Sporty's Pilot Shop is the world's largest supplier of aviation educational material and supplies. The company offers, books, DVDs, software and pilot supplies. In 1987, Sporty's Academy was founded to develop aviation courses and provides flight training for students including the University of Cincinnati Professional Aviation Program. With corporate activities in every segment of light aircraft from training to maintenance to Cessna new aircraft sales along with hangar space for more than 150 aircraft, Sporty's has evolved from the "World's Largest Pilot Shop" to "More Than A Pilot Shop." Headquartered in Batavia, Ohio, Sporty's Pilot Shop was founded in 1961.

About NaviSite

NaviSite is a leading provider of application and technology services for companies who seek to accelerate their business IT performance. With over 950 customers in 14 data centers, offices in the US, UK and India, NaviSite is the partner of choice for many of the fastest growing companies for outsourcing enterprise application and related IT services to drive their IT Efficiency and Effectiveness. NaviSite delivers a unique combination of application implementation, management, and content delivery services to provide full lifecycle support for today's industry leaders. For more information, please visit

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