IMF: THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FEED SIGNS CARRIAGE AGREEMENT WITH BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING’s SKY MOBILE TV & VODAFONE
IMF Will Deliver Two-24 Hour Music Channels on Sky Mobile TV’s new music channel service
Subscribers will have access to The World’s Best Music on their mobile phones for the first time
Los Angeles, California, May 8, 2006 – Continuing its aggressive expansion, IMF: The International Music Feed, the multi-platform music entertainment brand that offers TV, VOD, Broadband and Mobile video music channels, has entered into a carriage agreement with Sky Mobile TV, the exciting partnership between Vodafone UK and British Sky Broadcasting (Sky). The announcement was made today by IMF President Andy Schuon.
Under the terms of the agreement, IMF has launched two 24 hour video channels on Sky Mobile TV, which are available to subscribers throughout the UK. The first channel, IMF: The International Music Feed is dedicated to playing The World’s Best Music, and features top videos and new music from every country. Among the chart-topping artists featured will be Kanye West, Kaiser Chiefs, Black Eyed Peas, Sugababes, Nine Black Alps, Rihanna, Fall Out Boy and Mariah Carey. The second channel, IMF Feed 2 will delve deeper into music genres and territories with shows such as Hip Hop Society, The Bridge (Latin), One World (International), Passage to India (Indian), Raw Feed (exclusive artist interviews), and Hello World (pop-music culture from dozens of countries), among others.
“IMF is committed to bringing our global music channels to our viewers on their terms so they can watch our programming wherever they are,” stated Schuon. “And Sky Mobile TV is an ideal partner to help make this happen. This exciting new service complements our existing television channel, and extends the reach of IMF to music fans across The U.K.”
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 77 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.