- Thousands of new videos join VidZone’s PlayStation®3 service
- VidZone and EMI to work together to create dedicated artist and label TV channels
- More than 450 million videos delivered by VidZone since launch
London, August 17 2010: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is pleased to announce that from 17 August 2010, EMI Music artist videos including back catalogue and new releases will be available to view free from VidZone™ exclusively on PlayStation®3 (PS3™). The agreement brings one of the world’s leading rosters, with artists as Coldplay, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Iron Maiden, David Guetta, David Bowie, Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and many more to one of the world’s biggest music video applications.
EMI Music is the latest record label to join VidZone the free music streaming service on PS3 which already hosts some 25,000 music videos. VidZone gives the user the choice of on-demand video view, playlist view, exclusive artist and genre TV channels – from Bollywood to Hip Hop, as well as exclusive interviews, event coverage, prizes and promotions.
Ian Whitfield, EMI Music’s Vice President Digital Business Development said:
“VidZone have developed a great service for fans to enjoy their favourite music videos and engage with the artists behind them. We are very pleased to bring our artists to VidZone and look forward to developing new artist TV channels with them.”
Louisa Jackson, Director of Content and Marketing at VidZone added:
“VidZone on PS3 is now one of the biggest music video applications in the world having streamed more than 450 million videos since our 2009 launch. EMI’s launch on VidZone is great news for our fans who have been building an unofficial chart of their most wanted EMI acts – led by Coldplay. Fans can now access thousands more music videos including new releases and exciting content such as interviews, concerts and behind the scenes footage – so watch this space.”
VidZone is free and easy to use. Just download the VidZone application from PlayStation®Store via PlayStation®Network, find it under the ‘music’ icon on your PS3 XrossMediaBar (XMB) menu and you’re away. As well as watching one of the new pre-programmed music channels with VidZone TV, you can also select individual videos to watch on their own via VidZone On-Demand. Here you have the option of pausing, skipping, fast-forwarding and rewinding – or you can create your own library of streaming music and make custom playlists for every occasion.
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About VidZone on PlayStation3
With Major music labels on board as well as thousands of Independents, you can count on getting the latest videos from the biggest names – including regular exclusives and world premieres, all on demand and straight to your TV. VidZone has over 25,000 videos live across 18 territories including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PlayStation 3 in November 2006, over 38 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 146.1 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 62.7 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 54 million accounts have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 1.1 billion items have been downloaded.
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About EMI Music
EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies, representing artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Latin, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Records Nashville, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin.