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NaviSite Selected as Official Streaming Provider for Wimbledon Championships; All England Club Selects NaviSite For Real Time Streaming to Global Audience.

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ANDOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 25, 2001

NaviSite, Inc. (Nasdaq: NAVI) has been chosen as the official streaming provider for the Wimbledon Championships. Starting today, coverage of the world famous sporting event will be shown on the Wimbledon Channel section of the official Wimbledon website (www.wimbledon.org), which is being developed and hosted by IBM and managed by TWI Interactive. It is anticipated that the Wimbledon Channel will deliver over 200,000 streams to viewers in over 99 countries.

Using its streaming media management and distribution system, streamOS(TM), NaviSite will be streaming footage of player interviews, press conferences and tennis news as well as classic match footage. Streaming audio and video will be delivered via the NaviSite network to desktop audiences worldwide during the Wimbledon tournament, which takes place from June 25 to July 8.

"We have taken the strategic initiative to invest in new and reliable technology to make 2001 the best Wimbledon ever," stated Jeff Lucas, IT Director for the All England Club. "We are delighted that NaviSite and TWI Interactive will be working together to bring extensive tournament coverage to Wimbledon's ever-expanding audience in an innovative fashion."

"NaviSite is proud to be affiliated with one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, and together with TWI Interactive, we will be expanding and enhancing the experience of Wimbledon through cutting edge use of streaming technology," said John Muleta, Executive Vice President of NaviSite. "NaviSite's ability to leverage multiple content delivery networks makes streamOS(TM) one of the most powerful and reliable streaming media management platforms available."

Patrick McNerney, Director of Europe at TWIi commented, "NaviSite will enable us to deliver reliable, high-quality audio and video to a very large number of simultaneous users. These are key capabilities that will allow us to meet and exceed the expectations of tennis fans around the world."

NaviSite has streamed a number of high-profile events, including one of the largest live Internet broadcasts - Madonna's London Brixton Academy concert in November 2000. NaviSite was also responsible for recording and streaming footage of the dramatic re-entry of the MIR space station, as well as streaming the popular Budweiser "Whassup?!" commercials. NaviSite's sophisticated streaming media solutions are also used by a variety of corporate clients including Microsoft, KPMG, Anheuser-Busch and NFL Films.

A scalable, cost-effective platform for high-performance streaming content management and delivery, NaviSite's streamOS(TM) enables customers to use drag-and-drop functionality to deploy, organize, and manage streaming content on their Web sites via a browser-based interface. streamOS(TM) employs a utility service approach that allows customers to leverage the high-performance streaming infrastructure provided by streamOS(TM) CDNs, as they need it. Allowing customers to pay on a usage basis with instant resource provisioning, streamOS(TM) makes streaming more cost effective and flexible while speeding the deployment of streaming content and events.

About NaviSite, Inc.

NaviSite's Streaming Media Group offers a single source for all streaming media needs, built around their flagship product streamOS(TM). NaviSite's streamOS(TM) is the most comprehensive, high-performance, easy-to-use, streaming media management and delivery platform available. And the company's aggregated content delivery network gives customers an unequalled streaming media delivery system with unparalleled scalability and reach. For more information about NaviSite Streaming Media, please visit www.streamos.com or call 858-453-0333. NaviSite Streaming Media Group is located at 4225 Executive Square, La Jolla, California 90237.

NaviSite, Inc. is a leading provider of outsourced Web hosting and managed application services for companies conducting mission-critical business on the Internet, including enterprises and other businesses deploying Internet applications. The Company's goal is to help customers focus on their core competencies by outsourcing the management and hosting of their Web operations and applications, allowing customers to fundamentally improve the ROI of their web operations. NaviSite is a majority-owned operating company of CMGI, Inc. with minority investment from Microsoft Corporation.

NaviSite's SiteHarbor(R) solutions provide secure, reliable, co-location and high-performance hosting services, including high-performance Internet access, and high-availability server management solutions through load balancing, clustering, mirroring and storage services. In addition, NaviSite's enhanced management services, beyond basic co-location and hosting, are designed to meet the expanding needs of businesses as their Web sites and Internet applications become more complex and as their needs for outsourcing all aspects of their online businesses intensify. The Company's application services, which include application hosting, management and rental, provide cost-effective access to, as well as rapid deployment and reliable operation of, business-critical applications, including managed services for streaming media. For more information about NaviSite, please visit www.navisite.com or by phone on the East Coast call 888-298-8222, on the West Coast call 888-755-5525. NaviSite is headquartered at 400 Minuteman Road, Andover, MA 01810.

About TWIinteractive

TWIi is the interactive media and technology arm of IMG, the world's premier sports management agency. TWIi has been pioneering innovations in interactive media since 1996 and has established a worldwide leadership position in digital sports & entertainment. In addition to Wimbledon, TWIi is managing integrated media initiatives for over 35 premier brands including the British Open, New England Patriots, Tiger Woods and Manchester United.

TWIi's other business areas are: supporting the development of leading interactive media networks; working with the corporate community to develop cost-effective interactive media strategies and sponsorship investments; and developing technology solutions, partnerships and alliances to support our clients and the broader digital sports & entertainment marketplace.

This release contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events, and these statements are subject to important factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release address a variety of subjects including, for example, the expected benefits to be derived from and functionality of the NaviSite's streamOS(TM) product and the expected functionality of NaviSite's other products and technologies. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: difficulty integrating streamOS with NaviSite's other products, services and technologies and those of other providers; any failure of a content delivery network; any failure of streamOS to function as designed, and any failure of systems or internal infrastructure.

For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements, please refer to the filings made by each of NaviSite and CMGI with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q of each of NaviSite and CMGI for the most recently ended quarter for each company.

NaviSite, streamOS(TM) and SiteHarbor(R) are trademarks of NaviSite, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
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