• Oct 19, 2007
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  • SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and Yahoo! Expand Video-on-Demand Pact

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – November 20, 2007 — Yahoo! announced today that it has signed an agreement with SONY BMG to extend its video-on-demand license. In addition to expanding the existing relationship into additional territories around the world, the new worldwide deal adds a broad array of additional Sony BMG music videos to the Yahoo! Music catalog. As part of the agreement, Sony BMG music videos will be available for distribution across Yahoo! and off-network through a Yahoo-branded video player. The deal also enables Yahoo! users to utilize various SONY BMG audio recordings in user generated audiovisual content.

“Yahoo is a leading force in Internet entertainment, and they are an important part of our overall strategy to make our artists’ music videos widely available, while at the same time building a strong future for our online businesses,” commented Thomas Hesse, President, Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. “We are happy to extend our agreement with Yahoo, and look forward to continuing our relationship.”

“Yahoo! is committed to providing our users with the most comprehensive array of entertainment content,” says Ian Rogers, general manager of Yahoo! Music. “This partnership not only enhances our video offerings, but also offers SONY BMG artists broad exposure among our global audience of music and entertainment fans.”

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 MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

About Yahoo! Entertainment

Yahoo! Entertainment is the place on the internet where everyone can be a critic, creator, or fan, offering the sites and services to fill every entertainment need. To join the most comprehensive and engaging entertainment community online, visit Yahoo! Entertainment ( http://entertainment.yahoo.com ).

About Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! is focused on powering its communities of users, advertisers, publishers, and developers by creating indispensable experiences built on trust. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit pressroom.yahoo.com http://pressroom.yahoo.com/ or the company’s blog, Yodel Anecdotal http://yodel.yahoo.com/

Yahoo! Entertainment Carrie Davis, 310-907-3774 carried@yahoo-inc.com or SONY BMG John McKay, 212.833.5520, john.mckay@sonybmg.com

 

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