CANNES, October 13, 2014 – Eagle Rock Entertainment, the world’s leading producer and distributor of music programming for TV, theatrical, DVD, Blu-Ray and digital media, has today announced that it is to be the exclusive global distributor for television for  Universal Music Group’s audio-visual content and catalogue.

Today’s announcement follows the acquisition of Eagle Rock by UMG in April. Effective immediately, Eagle Rock is now handling all television sales worldwide for a whole range of original and compelling programming from superstar performers and recording artists developed or released by UMG and its labels. These include the incredible and much anticipated new music TV special, ‘Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek’, and a brand new Bryan Adams’ concert from Canada. 

Other titles from UMG’s catalogue that are now exclusively handled by Eagle Rock for television include classic live concerts and music films from artists including The Who, Roger Waters, The Eagles, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Bon Jovi, Johnny Cash, Sting, Santana, Dire Straits, Joe Cocker and Kiss.

Additional titles will be added to the Eagle Rock television catalogue as rights revert back to Universal Music.

Andrew Winter MD of Television Eagle Rock said: “Since becoming a part of the Universal Music Group it is an exciting opportunity to bring all of the great titles across from the UMG audiovisual catalogue together in one place for global television distribution. We’re delighted to bring this first slate of programming to market now with more titles from UMG’s historic catalogue and new productions rolling-out over the course of the next year.”

ABOUT UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP 

Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s premier music publishing operations worldwide. 

Universal Music Group’s labels include A&M Records, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes Global Digital Business, its new media and technologies division, Bravado, its merchandising company, and Eagle Rock Entertainment, the world’s leading producer and distributor of music programming for TV, theatrical, DVD, Blu-Ray and digital media.

Universal Music Group is a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi.

ABOUT EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT

Eagle Rock Entertainment is the world’s leading producer and distributor of music programming for broadcast, DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world. Eagle Rock works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High-Definition and 3D programmes, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, Elton John,  The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle Rock Entertainment’s television catalogue features over 2,500 hours of programming and there are over 800 titles currently available worldwide on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally.

Eagle Rock Entertainment, is recognized by some of the industry’s most prestigious honours, including Emmy, Rose D’or and Grammy Awards and more than 30 multi-platinum, more than 50 platinum and more than 90 gold sales certifications.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is a fully owned subsidiary of Universal Music Group.