Los Angeles, January 16, 2000 - Intertainer, the entertainment
on demand broadband network, has finalized a long-term agreement with
music label EMI Recorded Music. This deal allows Intertainer to offer
its users music videos from EMI's music video library, bolstering
the Intertainer music category with the depth and breadth of one of
the industry's foremost recording entities. EMI's labels include Capitol
Records, Priority Records, Virgin Records America and Blue Note Records,
among others. The videos will be available to all Intertainer platforms.
Intertainer will also work with EMI to market and promote new and
Music videos are available free of charge on all three
Intertainer platforms, which comprise: Intertainer.tv, a high-speed
(750 kbps) broadband entertainment on demand service available through
affiliate DSL and cable modem providers; Intertainer.com, a lower
bit-rate (384 kbps) broadband Web site; and Intertainer's digital
cable entertainment on demand service. Content on the Intertainer.tv
and Intertainer digital cable services includes first-run pay-per-view
movies from top Hollywood studios, popular television programming,
music videos, concerts and more. Content on the free Intertainer.com
broadband Web site includes the American Film Institute's library
of short films, music videos, original specials, movie trailers and
While viewing a music video, an Intertainer user can
review a track list from the artist's current release, purchase the
current or past releases and find out more information about the artist.
"This partnership with EMI reinforces our commitment
to giving Intertainer users the highest quality programming across
all categories," said Jonathan Taplin, Intertainer President & CEO.
"This deal is also significant because it reaffirms the music industry's
faith in video on demand as a valuable sales and promotional medium."
"Intertainer's service is a quantum leap in providing
consumers with quality entertainment on demand," said Jay Samit, Senior
Vice President of New Media, EMI Recorded Music. "Having our vast
library of music videos on the Intertainer network brings our artists
and their fans closer together in a way never before possible."
delivers the largest selection of movies, music videos, television
and shopping on-demand to your PC or TV. The service features content
from unprecedented partner relationships including Universal Pictures,
Warner Bros., Disney, DreamWorks SKG, Twentieth Century Fox, Sony,
Miramax, New Line Cinema, NBC, Discovery, HGTV, ESPN, Pearson Television,
Warner Music, EMI Recorded Music, Sony Music and many others. Enhanced
TV functionality, interactive advertising, e-commerce opportunities
and personalization features round out the Intertainer experience.
Strategic partners include Comcast, Intel, Microsoft, NBC, Sony and
EMI Recorded Music, the third largest music company
in the world, is an international music company with presence in nearly
70 countries. EMI Recorded Music includes important local and international
artists, including some of the biggest names in the recorded music
industry. EMI has artists in every leading music genre, including
pop, rock, jazz, classical, Latin, Christian, country, rap/urban and
dance. The world famous labels include Capitol, Angel, Blue Note,
EMI, Priority and Virgin. Its current roster includes approximately
1,500 artists and it releases over 1,000 albums each year. For more
information on EMI please visit www.emigroup.com.