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MSN video adds Sony BMG and MTV content

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Feb 2008 17:48 User comments (2)

MSN video adds Sony BMG and MTV content Microsoft has announced that it has made deals with Sony BMG and MTV to add their content to its free MSN video service.
Currently the service has offerings from National Geographic and ITN but will now add shows such as "Pimp My Ride" and music videos.

The deal with Sony BMG will put exclusive videos, backstage footage, interviews, and tour info on MSN Video.

"The music industry is facing tough challenges and it is all now about becoming a music entertainment company rather than just a record company",
said Ulrich Jarkel, senior vice president, Digital and Business Development Sony BMG.

"The whole game has changed. We now have over 150 ways to access Justin Timberlake content for example."

MTV has made similar deals in the recent past, giving users access to South Park, Pimp My Ride, Punk'd, Cribs and Soapbox.

"This is one of our most important partnerships",
said Gideon Bierer, senior vice president, Digital Media, MT, "we will be adding other MTV network brands in the future from channels such as Nickelodeon and Comedy Central".

The service is available in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden and the US. It will launch in Belgium, Denmark and Norway later this year.

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2 user comments

16.2.2008 5:26

This is funny on so many levels that I can't even begin to say.

22.3.2008 6:58

Pointless because youtube is not going to get defeated.

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