Anystream(TM) Receives Investors' Choice Award at Technologic Partners' Digital Media Outlook Conference

Anystream Among Private Companies Judged 'Most Likely to Succeed'



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Anystream, Inc.

    STERLING, Va., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Anystream, an Internet
 infrastructure software company specializing in enterprise-class streaming
 media encoding technology, today announced its selection by Technologic
 Partners as one of the top private digital media companies at its annual
 Digital Media Outlook Conference, held this week in New York.
     Anystream was chosen from nearly 50 companies whose CEOs presented their
 company's strategic business plans to an audience of investment and industry
 professionals, and a panel of digital media investors.  The goal of Digital
 Media Outlook was to assess the market opportunity for music and entertainment
 on the Internet, for rich media in advertising and other corporate
 applications, and for the technologies and services that are driving these
 trends.
     "Our audience found Anystream's streaming media solution particularly
 appealing in the context of today's difficult market environment," said
 Richard A. Shaffer, principal of Technologic Partners.  "Often Investor's
 Choice winners blend exciting technology with grounded business approaches, a
 combination our panel noted is evident in Anystream's solution, which uses
 software automation to solve an existing problem facing real customers today,"
 Shaffer said.
     "The revenue opportunities in streaming media are being held back
 unnecessarily by widespread use of manually intensive, expensive processes to
 create and distribute content on the Internet," said Geoff Allen, president
 and CEO of Anystream.  "We're bringing common sense economies to the industry
 via an uncommon software platform that enables content creators to use
 computing muscle, instead of manpower, to streamline processes and increase
 streaming volume," he said.
     In addition to voting by the audience, selection for the Investors' Choice
 award was based on recommendations from a panel of distinguished investment
 professionals.  The panel included Bill Frezza, general partner at Adams
 Capital Management; Doug Barry, general partner at Selby Venture Partners;
 John Corcoran, Internet/Digital New Media analyst at CIBC World Markets; Lou
 Mazzucchelli, senior vice president at Gerard, Klauer, Mattison.
     Anystream's Agility(TM) architecture-based product family includes: its
 flagship Agility Enterprise(TM) encoding platform, used today by clients such
 as CNN, Digital Island, NFL Films and Weather.com to automate production,
 management and distribution of streaming media; the Agility Workgroup(TM)
 encoder, delivering streaming production automation to post-production houses,
 independent producers and media professionals; and Agility Edge(TM), now
 bringing streaming media encoding to edge of the Internet for CDNs and ISPs.
 
     About the Outlook Conferences and Technologic Partners
     Digital Media Outlook is one in a series of annual specialized conferences
 focusing on the investment and emerging technology markets.  Technologic
 Partners' Outlook conferences, now in their 15th year, provide a unique forum
 for industry executives, investment professionals, and chief executives of
 private companies in key technology areas.  Other Outlook meetings include
 Network Outlook, Enterprise Outlook, Financial Services Outlook, Internet
 Outlook, and Technology Outlook.  Participation at all Technologic Partners
 events is by invitation only, providing investors with a carefully screened
 and diligently researched pool of companies.
     Technologic Partners is a business-to-business publisher with a focus on
 high technology and private capital.  Online, in print, and in person,
 Technologic Partners provides news, analysis, research, and other information
 about rapidly growing companies and opportunities to executives and
 institutional investors-through newsletters, online information services,
 conferences, directories, and special reports.
 
     About Anystream, Inc.
     Anystream, Inc. (http://www.anystream.com ) is an Internet infrastructure
 software company enabling the convergence of the broadcast and Internet
 content production environments.  Its enterprise-class Agility encoding
 platform automates the creation and distribution of top-quality Internet
 streaming media to any platform or device, regardless of connection speed or
 media format.  Anystream's scalable, mission-critical, IP-based software
 architecture was developed from decades of experience in distributed and
 parallel computing technologies and digital video and image processing, and is
 platform-, codec-, and device-independent.
 
     Anystream, Inc. is funded by the Intel 64 Fund, SCP Private Equity
 Partners, L.P., and Citigroup Investments, Inc.  Anystream, Inc. is based in
 Sterling, VA.
 
 

SOURCE Anystream, Inc.
    STERLING, Va., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Anystream, an Internet
 infrastructure software company specializing in enterprise-class streaming
 media encoding technology, today announced its selection by Technologic
 Partners as one of the top private digital media companies at its annual
 Digital Media Outlook Conference, held this week in New York.
     Anystream was chosen from nearly 50 companies whose CEOs presented their
 company's strategic business plans to an audience of investment and industry
 professionals, and a panel of digital media investors.  The goal of Digital
 Media Outlook was to assess the market opportunity for music and entertainment
 on the Internet, for rich media in advertising and other corporate
 applications, and for the technologies and services that are driving these
 trends.
     "Our audience found Anystream's streaming media solution particularly
 appealing in the context of today's difficult market environment," said
 Richard A. Shaffer, principal of Technologic Partners.  "Often Investor's
 Choice winners blend exciting technology with grounded business approaches, a
 combination our panel noted is evident in Anystream's solution, which uses
 software automation to solve an existing problem facing real customers today,"
 Shaffer said.
     "The revenue opportunities in streaming media are being held back
 unnecessarily by widespread use of manually intensive, expensive processes to
 create and distribute content on the Internet," said Geoff Allen, president
 and CEO of Anystream.  "We're bringing common sense economies to the industry
 via an uncommon software platform that enables content creators to use
 computing muscle, instead of manpower, to streamline processes and increase
 streaming volume," he said.
     In addition to voting by the audience, selection for the Investors' Choice
 award was based on recommendations from a panel of distinguished investment
 professionals.  The panel included Bill Frezza, general partner at Adams
 Capital Management; Doug Barry, general partner at Selby Venture Partners;
 John Corcoran, Internet/Digital New Media analyst at CIBC World Markets; Lou
 Mazzucchelli, senior vice president at Gerard, Klauer, Mattison.
     Anystream's Agility(TM) architecture-based product family includes: its
 flagship Agility Enterprise(TM) encoding platform, used today by clients such
 as CNN, Digital Island, NFL Films and Weather.com to automate production,
 management and distribution of streaming media; the Agility Workgroup(TM)
 encoder, delivering streaming production automation to post-production houses,
 independent producers and media professionals; and Agility Edge(TM), now
 bringing streaming media encoding to edge of the Internet for CDNs and ISPs.
 
     About the Outlook Conferences and Technologic Partners
     Digital Media Outlook is one in a series of annual specialized conferences
 focusing on the investment and emerging technology markets.  Technologic
 Partners' Outlook conferences, now in their 15th year, provide a unique forum
 for industry executives, investment professionals, and chief executives of
 private companies in key technology areas.  Other Outlook meetings include
 Network Outlook, Enterprise Outlook, Financial Services Outlook, Internet
 Outlook, and Technology Outlook.  Participation at all Technologic Partners
 events is by invitation only, providing investors with a carefully screened
 and diligently researched pool of companies.
     Technologic Partners is a business-to-business publisher with a focus on
 high technology and private capital.  Online, in print, and in person,
 Technologic Partners provides news, analysis, research, and other information
 about rapidly growing companies and opportunities to executives and
 institutional investors-through newsletters, online information services,
 conferences, directories, and special reports.
 
     About Anystream, Inc.
     Anystream, Inc. (http://www.anystream.com ) is an Internet infrastructure
 software company enabling the convergence of the broadcast and Internet
 content production environments.  Its enterprise-class Agility encoding
 platform automates the creation and distribution of top-quality Internet
 streaming media to any platform or device, regardless of connection speed or
 media format.  Anystream's scalable, mission-critical, IP-based software
 architecture was developed from decades of experience in distributed and
 parallel computing technologies and digital video and image processing, and is
 platform-, codec-, and device-independent.
 
     Anystream, Inc. is funded by the Intel 64 Fund, SCP Private Equity
 Partners, L.P., and Citigroup Investments, Inc.  Anystream, Inc. is based in
 Sterling, VA.
 
 SOURCE  Anystream, Inc.