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Jolt supplies servers to Sky Telemedia’s Game Guru show

Jolt Online Gaming, Europe's largest independent online gaming network, is pleased to announce that it is supplying a raft of high-spec game servers to the Game Guru TV show, a part of the Sky TV Game Network channel 172 line-up.

The servers, widely recognised as the fastest in Europe, will be used to run a selection of the latest PC titles. Tying in with the show, viewers will be invited to connect and compete against each other for free. The arrangement forms part of the Game Guru plan to increase interactivity with viewers in keeping with the spirit of gaming. Uniquely the show already encourages viewers to contact the live Gurus and get help and advice on any of the latest games.

For Jolt it represents yet another move towards the mainstream, with online gaming remaining one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment. As well as providing the servers, Jolt will be handling the necessary support and optimisation to ensure that the latest games are available to play from release and operating at peak performance.

"Whenever anyone thinks of high quality online gaming solutions, they think of Jolt," explains Dominic Silk, Jolt's CEO, "As Europe's main independent online gaming specialist, we're always more than able to deliver those solutions with total professionalism, whether it's for a single server or a full array. We're pleased to offer our services to such a highly credible interactive TV show."

Gareth Williams, Producer at Sky Telemedia adds: "Interactivity is a key part of our strategy and what could be better than encouraging our viewers to put their reputations where their mouths are by competing against each other online and in real-time. Working with Jolt is ideal for us since they have such a well-deserved reputation for being the best at what they do."

About Sky Telemedia

Skytelemedia is a rapidly growing company, which manages complex communications technologies to deliver and bill for digital entertainment, information and services, to consumers across the globe.

The company operates across multiple platforms, principally fixed-line and wireless telephones, the Internet, and is particularly focused on interactive television. The key component of Sky Telemedia's solutions for the distribution of digital content is its ability to exploit a network of revenue-sharing agreements with telecommunications carriers across five continents. These have enabled the company to secure a global role in the licensing, aggregation, marketing, billing and distribution of digital content.

About Game Guru

Game Guru is a long running successful video games show on Game Network, Sky Digital Channel 172. Featuring over 20 hours of live airtime every week, the show is dedicated to helping gamers get past that last hurdle or take them to the next level in gaming. Running weekdays and weekends, the show is produced in-house at Sky Telemedia's London Studios.

Any enquiries should be handled through the contact below.

About Jolt Online Gaming

Launched in October 1999, jolt.co.uk is Europe's largest and most popular privately owned and independent online gaming network - with over 1000 game servers online. Utilising a multi-gigabit network that consistently outperforms its competitors, jolt is the network of choice for serious gamers and games companies alike.

In addition to providing superior internet connectivity, hosting, infrastructure and management jolt was the pioneer and is also the World leader in the supply of rentable servers to clans. As well as its' public gaming servers jolt also provides tailored solutions for game developers, publishers and companies. These range from High Performance Leased Lines through to 24/7, fully managed, game server solutions for clients in both the First Person Shooter and Massively Multiplayer genres.

Contact for Sky Telemedia

Gareth Williams

Producer

Gareth@skytelemedia.co.uk

+44 (0)7952 418116

Contact for Jolt

Dominic Silk - dom@jolt.co.uk

www.jolt.co.uk

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