Edmonds, WA (PRWEB) September 11, 2005
Seattle, September 11, 2005 - NetMusic Entertainment Corporation (Other OTC:NTMT.PK - News) announced today that it has completed an agreement to integrate the company's content and platform services for delivery to mobile phones with Vidistream, Ltd. of the United Kingdom.
The deal will enable the company to deliver entertainment content to customers using Microsoft SmartphoneÂ and SymbianÂ technologies on a variety of mobile networks, including those operated by Vodaphone, Tmobile, and Orange. NetMusic will also be able to integrate a full suite of delivery to mobile services for all of the company's content and wholesale initiative partners.
Glen Starchman, NetMusic's Chairman and CEO, said, ÂWith annual worldwide sales of smart mobile devices reaching into the tens of millions, NetMusic is aggressively pursuing the delivery of entertainment to those platforms. The delivery of entertainment to mobile devices has been projected to become a multi-billion dollar business within the next couple of years, and NetMusic is going to be there.Â He further added, ÂVidistream brings very strong and proven technology as well as a strong team of professionals to our efforts. We are confident that our ability to add mobile delivery to our offerings will increase the level of access we have to consumers, thereby substantially increasing revenues for both NetMusic and its partners.Â
Shaun Doyle, Vidistream's Chairman and CEO, said Vidistream offers mobile network operators, content owners and service providers a proven, secure, ready-to-use platform on which live and pre-recorded mobile video services can be delivered, combined with a portfolio of compelling and exclusive content. The platform runs over all mobile networks and Vidistream's success is not dependent on long-term take-up of 3rd generation mobile services as the technology works over current (2Â½ generation) as well as 3G networks. There are currently 2.5 million video-capable handsets in the UK alone, and growth is expected to achieve 6m handsets by 2008.
UK Based, privately held Vidistream, Ltd has developed a leading edge technology platform for delivery of live and/or pre-recorded video entertainment leveraging a strategic partner's optimization of the H.264 standard video streaming architecture. Vidistream offers the complete compliment of services necessary to delivery quality audiovisual entertainment to modern mobile devices. Vidistream also offers its customer and impressive collection of key metrics from this activity, including registrations, player downloads, video requests (by user, item, and charge type), video quality of service, and reverse charged SMS, and subscription based service's.
Edmonds, Washington-based NetMusic Entertainment (http://www.netmusic.com/) is a global digital media company focused on providing consumers entertainment on their own terms: anytime, anywhere. The company offers digital music downloads, digital jukeboxes, video-on-demand and online video rental services across the globe. NetMusic focuses on providing media distribution opportunities in both audio and audiovisual spaces for third party brands seeking to engage consumers with media. Recently, the company announced plans for the acquisitioning of licensing to the catalogues of the largest recording companies in the industry as well as plans to launch a video-on-demand service. Investors interested in obtaining more information about the company are invited to visit: (http://www.netmusic.com/corp/).
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Although NetMusic Entertainment Corporation believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, any assumption could be inaccurate, and therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion should not be regarded as a representation by NetMusic Entertainment Corporation or any other person that the objective and plans of NetMusic Entertainment Corporation will be achieved.
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