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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Joost to feature Marley and B.B King in content deal with i-concerts

i-concerts™opens to artists a new stage for reaching their fans, controlling their live media rights, and benefiting from all existing and emerging digital distribution platforms.

i-concerts™ is a new broadband and wireless syndication platform for the video-on-demand distribution of concerts and live music programming.

LONDON, February 28: The music VOD service i-concerts has secured a U.K. distribution deal making its programming available on the upcoming global broadband content platform Joost.

Joost will feature approximately 20 hours of i-concerts programming that will be refreshed regularly. The content will cover all genres of music and include performances from artists such as Bob Marley, New York Dolls, B.B. King and Andrea Bocelli, as well as multi-artist live shows such as London Live (aka The Album Chart Show). The i-concerts channel will also serve as a showcase for the wider i-concerts catalogue that is already available extensively on a series of IPTV and VOD platforms across Europe.

Founded in June 2005, i-concerts is carried in France by Free Telecom and Club Internet (T-Online France) as a broadband PC VOD service. i-concerts has also signed distribution agreements with Belgian cable operator Telenet and BT Vision in the U.K.

“i-concerts is a terrific addition to our growing music offering,” said Yvette Alberdingkthijm, the EVP of content strategy and acquisition for Joost. “Joost enables music labels and properties like i-concerts to find new fans and connect on a deeper level with existing fans.”

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