IMF: THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FEED DELIVERS MUSIC ON SPRINT
IMF’s Innovative Music Video Programming Available to Sprint Customers
Mobile Users May Now Access Videos From Top Artists including Kanye West, U2, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Nelly and more
LOS ANGELES, CA, April, 26, 2006 – Continuing with its aggressive expansion and the diversification of its interactive music programming, IMF: The International Music Feed, the multi-platform music entertainment brand that offers TV, VOD, Broadband and Mobile video music channels, has entered into an agreement with Sprint, it was announced today by Andy Schuon, President of IMF.
Under the terms of the agreement, Sprint Power Vision customers will have access to IMF’s innovative and international music programming, including Hip Hop Society, The Bridge (Latin), One World (International), Passage to India, RAWFEED (exclusive artist interviews), and Hello World (Country), among others. Sprint customers will also have access to videos from many of the world’s chart-topping artists, including Kanye West, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Weezer, Nelly, Gwen Stefani, the Black Eyed Peas, and Eminem, among many others.
“We can’t think of a more natural extension for IMF programming than through this partnership with Sprint,” stated Mr. Schuon. “Being able to enjoy your favorite music videos from around the world, anytime and anywhere, via Sprint’s advanced technology, will allow us to immediately deliver an amazing musical experience to millions of wireless users.”
About IMF: The International Music Feed
IMF: The International Music Feed went live on January 20, 2005, and is the first 24 hour all-music channel to feature the best music from around the world. Music truly is universal, and IMF is committed to creating the world’s premiere music broadcast destination, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews and special programming. IMF is currently available on Dish Network, Channel 157. More information is available at IMF.com.
IMF is a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 75 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s largest global music publishing operations.
Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca Music Group, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Records Group, and Verve Music Group 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 catalog of music in the industry, which 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 eLabs, a new media and technologies division, Universal Music Mobile and IMF: The International Music Feed.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.