MusicNet has announced that the company has expanded its content and technology offerings and renamed itself MediaNet Digital. MediaNet’s proprietary digital media distribution platform has been expanded to incorporate additional forms of media including music videos, television, and film. Based in New York with offices in Seattle and London, MediaNet has provided back-end technology and licensed content to digital music services including Yahoo! Music, MTV’s Urge, Virgin, HMV, Samsung, and Microsoft’s Zune.
MediaNet’s name change comes as the company has recently made content, technology, and platform advances. Recent deals and accomplishments include: Content Audio catalog of 4.5 million tracks; Music video catalog of 5,000 videos from major and independent labels, several partners will make music videos available later this yearl Episodic television catalog of thousands of titles and a library of feature films to be added later this year; Support of non-DRM / mp3 content; Management of more than a petabyte of storage for content library; Product introduction of Performer Digital, a white-label downloadable media player and Web-based client that surfaces MediaNet’s underlying platform including music downloads, subscriptions and video. The player is designed to support video functions including downloads and streaming with both a standard desktop view and a 10-foot user interface for TV display. The media player was developed by digital delivery provider J.River, Inc. and includes ripping, burning, and transfers to portable devices. Th product can be Integrated with Windows Media Player 11, bundled with Microsoft Vista.