INSINC and Knowledge Network Form Strategic Alliance to Offer New Educational Webcasting Service

Friday, May 12, 2000

Interactive Netcasting Systems Inc., (INSINC, Canada’s largest netcasting company has signed a partnership agreement with Knowledge Network to offer Knowledge Network Interactive (KNI) – a new educational Webcasting service.

Under the agreement, Knowledge Network will provide the expertise in content production and packaging and INSINC, who ties directly into the AT&T backbone with their own ATM network, will provide the most reliable and scalable delivery of audio and video over the Internet. Knowledge Network is further establishing itself as an educational resource for BC. “Utilizing INSINC’s robust media streaming network, our focus now goes beyond just television, into the Internet world with the launch of KNI.” says Bohdan Zajcew, General Manager for Knowledge Network. “We are excited by the challenge and opportunity that this new medium can offer to our clients, here at home and abroad.”

Hugh Dobbie, President of INSINC, had a vision about the huge potential of streaming media when his company in 1995, first started streaming audio over the Internet. “It is just a matter of time before more and more applications utilizing media streaming technology become mainstream. The impact of the Internet to get audio and video educational content directly to the desktop is just part of that evolution.” Knowledge Network Interactive will focus on three main client areas: government, corporate training and communications, and educational event markets. KNI offers a combination of high quality video with text and graphics, with enhanced features such as polling and chat for optimum interaction with an on-line audience.

Knowledge Network Interactive will debut at the World Education Market (WEM) in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 24 – 27, 2000 at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.

INSINC provides end-to-end netcasting solutions to clients around the world. With the largest streaming infrastructure in Canada, INSINC client list includes Rogers Communications, CTV and The Globe and Mail’s ROBtv. The company has offices in Toronto, Ontario, and San Francisco, California with its head office located in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Knowledge Network is BC’s public educational broadcaster and a division of the Open Learning Agency. OLA is a comprehensive, fully integrated, and flexible provider of educational and training services.

For more information:

Carol Bossom                                     Hugh Dobbie

Knowledge Network                       INSINC

(604) 431-3153                                  (604)606-5710

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