Sunday, January 6, 2008

Motorola Acquires Singapore's Soundbuzz for Music Distribution

Motorola agreed to acquire Soundbuzz Pte. Ltd., a privately held, leading pan-Asian music provider based in Singapore. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition, which is subject to customary conditions, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008.

Soundbuzz's multi-region music delivery platform enables the purchase and distribution of digital content through over-the-air and wired broadband connections. The company's end-to-end system includes subscriber management, content management, payment, client software and media delivery technologies. The company maintains a consumer-facing brand, Soundbuzz, and will continue to provide "white-label" services to carrier customers that offer tailored solutions for Multimedia delivery. Soundbuzz currently has more than 750,000 tracks available to download to PCs, portable music players and mobile phones.

Through its MOTOMUSIC service, Motorola has more than two years experience delivering mobile music to consumers with its carrier customers in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The acquisition of Soundbuzz allows Motorola to expand MOTOMUSIC beyond China, into India, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

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