SANTA MONICA, CA, May 15, 2006 – Jason Odell has been named Vice President, Broadcast Engineering for IMF: The International Music Feed, the multi-platform music entertainment brand that offers TV, VOD, Broadband and Mobile video music channels. The announcement was made today by the company’s President, Andy Schuon.

Odell, who developed and oversaw the technical aspects of the network’s launch in January, 2005, has designed and implemented an entirely tapeless workflow for IMF. Moving forward, Odell will be responsible for the design, integration and management of all technical systems supporting the network. IMF plays The World’s Best Music Videos and music shows such as Hip Hop Society, The Best of Farmclub and Journey To The Center of The Rock, as well as The Bridge (Latin America,) One World, Passage To India and Hello World.

“Jason’s experience and vision continues to be a real advantage for IMF,” commented Schuon. “His creative approach challenges many of the conventional ways of creating and transmitting a television network, and thanks to him, we benefit daily from one of the most seemless and advanced technical frameworks in the industry.”

Prior to joining IMF, Odell served as Senior Broadcast Systems Engineer for TechTV(now G4) from its launch in 1998 until 2004. At Tech TV, Odell was responsible for the design and integration for all of the network’s broadcast systems. He created news and promotion graphics systems driven by real-time data feeds, designed and built the infrastructure for a broadcast synchronous, interactive game and developed the software for the TechTV Netcam Network.

Formerly, Odell served as systems engineer for Great Circle Systems, a leading edge broadcast engineering firm in California. While there, he engineered and managed the first end to end digital nonlinear newsroom system in the US for KGO Television. He also assited in KRON Television’s digital transition and built the Visual Simulation and Virtual Reality Lab at Silicon Graphics headquarters in Mountain View. Odell began his career at the Bay Area Video Coalition where he managed technical operations at the world’s largest media training facility.

About IMF: The International Music Feed

IMF: The International Music Feed went live on January 20, 2005, and is the first 24 hour music television channel to feature the best music from around the world. Music truly is universal, and IMF is committed to creating the world’s premier music broadcast destination, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews and special programming. More information is available at

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.