VidZone Digital Media inks deal with Sony BMG

LONDON - Music distributor VidZone Digital Media has signed a deal granting it full access to Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK's digital catalogue for mobile and PC use.

VidZone will now offer customers platinum selling acts such as Justin Timberlake, Westlife and Beyonce, available for streaming and downloading in audio and video formats. The new repertoire will also be available as realtones and video ringtones.

The announcement follows the recent launch of VidZone's cross platform solution, which allows third parties to offer branded PC and mobile music services with a single account linking both platforms. Users can purchase music via either device and later access it on the other.  

Service providers today want a "one-stop-shop" encompassing content, technology and customer reach, Vidzone's chief technology officer Michael Russo said.

VidZone Digital Media is the UK's leading music provider to mobile networks for the independent record label sector. The company distributes music content to 3, O2, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone within the UK as well as a further 35 mobile networks and mobile online websites internationally.