Sunday, April 9, 2006

BT Signs TV Music Deals

BT plans to offer more than 500 concerts and performances by some of the world's biggest music artists as part of its upcoming TV service. BT has signed deals with i-concerts and Eagle Rock - two of the most respected providers of long-form music video content.

i-concerts' potential line-up includes big names such as Franz Ferdinand, Keane, Bon Jovi, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Joel, Pavarotti, Roxy Music and Sheryl Crow.

Eagle Rock programming includes classic and contemporary concerts and documentary profiles from its Eagle Vision portfolio including Alice Cooper, Brutally Live, Atomic Kitten, Right Here Right Now; Beach Boys, Fatboy Slim, Big Beach Boutique; Miles Davis: Miles Electric,, Usher: Live 2002; and The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight.

BT has previously announced content deals with BBC Worldwide, Paramount, Warner Music Group, National Geographic Channel, HIT Entertainment, Nelvana and Turner Broadcasting. Its upcoming BT Vision service, which will not require a subscription, will combine access to digital-terrestrial channels through the aerial with broadband-powered video on demand.

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