Connectria Provides Worldwide Lotus Domino Email Outsourcing To American Idol's Parent Company

ST. LOUIS, MO (July 2, 2002) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to manage the mission critical Lotus Domino email and application servers 24/7 for Fremantle Media in 22 countries worldwide. Fremantle Media is a division of European media giant Bertelsmann AG, and has over 260 television programs in production in 39 countries around the world including Baywatch, The Price Is Right, and American Idol among many others. Fremantle Media will leverage Connectria's advanced Internet and data center infrastructure, as well as its expertise in IT infrastructure technologies from Lotus, IBM and Microsoft. Connectria is a Premier IBM/Lotus Business Partner and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider.

About Fremantle Media
Fremantle Media is the content business production arm of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, with interests in 23 television channels and 14 radio stations in nine European countries. RTL Group is 90% owned by Bertelsmann AG, an integrated media and entertainment company that commands leading positions in the world's major media markets. FremantleMedia produces a wide range of drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming, and it has particular expertise in developing and acquiring new formats worldwide for production in local territories such as American Idol. In the year to August 2001, FremantleMedia delivered over 8,000 hours of original programming to broadcasters around the world. For more information, please visit us online at

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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