DATELINE: NEW YORK NEW YORK, July 7, 2006 — Mediaport Entertainment, Inc., which deploys unmanned point-of-sale kiosks, called MediaATMs(TM), today announced an agreement to offer consumers music from SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT’s prestigious recorded music library through Mediaport’s MediaATM(TM) retail kiosks, and website ( http://www.mediaport.com/ ).
The MediaATM(TM) — with its patent pending digital download technology — is an unmanned kiosk store that sells digital entertainment content such as music, games, and videos, to customers in a just in time, user-friendly manner.
Under the terms of the agreement, consumers can select albums or create customized compilations from a wide range of SONY BMG artists, which can be burned onto CDs, or downloaded directly to a portable device via a USB connection. Additionally, consumers can download digital tracks securely from Mediaport’s online e-Music store and transfer them to portable devices. Mediaport first introduced the MediaATM(TM) with its innovative patent pending technology in Salt Lake City in November 2003.
“We are happy to be working with Mediaport, and look forward to participating in the roll out of this initiative,” said Thomas Hesse, President, Global Digital Business, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
Said Helen Seltzer, Mediaport CEO, “The concept behind our company is simple: we bring digital content to the consumer. Our customers have told us that they want music by the very best artists there are. Now, thanks to our agreement with SONY BMG, our consumers can buy this great music, when and where they want.”
Mediaport’s MediaATMs(TM) are being deployed at over 15 military bases, and at two Fortune 500 retailers. Mediaport has also signed agreements with Brazin Ltd., one of Australia’s top specialty store retailers, and NeoProducts, recognized as the second largest kiosk manufacturer in the world, to deploy Mediaport’s MediaATMs(TM) internationally, starting in Australia and New Zealand.
About Mediaport Entertainment
Mediaport(TM), a Delaware corporation, headquartered in Salt Lake City, was founded in early 2001 with a vision to be the digital distribution system providing entertainment content to consumers at easily accessible locations. As the first company to deploy unmanned point-of-sale media-on-demand kiosks, Mediaport’s patent-protected applications allow customers to purchase digital products by burning CDs/DVDs, or digitally downloading media to a USB storage or Plays For Sure(TM) device in minutes. For more information about Mediaport Entertainment, please visit: http://www.mediaport.com/
About SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.
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