Leading global music video site, MUZU.TV launches on Xbox LIVE across Europe

PRESS RELEASE

5 th October 2011

MUZU.TV, the online music video site with the world’s largest legal catalogue, has today announced that it will be coming to Xbox LIVE this Christmas.  MUZU.TV App users on Xbox will soon be able to use the unique Kinect for Xbox 360 system to select any music videos from MUZU.TV’s 80,000 portfolio, simply by using a wave of their hand or the sound of their voice.

This is set to transform the experience of enjoying music in your living room, putting a world of music at your control including the ability to queue up and play all of your favourite music videos from the world’s biggest artists, classic live performances, music from every decade and up and coming bands.

Ciaran Bollard, CEO and co-founder of MUZU.TV said: “Being selected to be a new music video partner for Xbox LIVE is a huge endorsement of the MUZU.TV consumer proposition. Following our recent expansion of the MUZU.TV service across Internet enabled TVs, the MUZU.TV App on Xbox is allowing us to take a leading role in delivering a fantastic experience wherever consumers choose to access and enjoy music. Joining forces with Xbox LIVE means that we can bring the best music video catalogue together with their leading technology to create what can only be described as a revolutionary music video experience.”

Stephen McGill, Director of Xbox & Entertainment for Microsoft UK, said: “MUZU.TV provides a hugely comprehensive catalogue of music videos, so we are absolutely delighted to have partnered with them to bring their service to Xbox LIVE customers.”

MUZU.TV launched in 2008 and has grown to be the leading provider with the largest collection of legally licensed online music videos in the world; and is the only dedicated music video site to be fully licensed by all four major record labels.

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For more information, please contact:

Emma Inston, Marketing Director, MUZU.TV

emma.inston@muzu.tv or +44 (0)7415 102 622 

Vaughan Andrewartha, Votive Communications

vaughan@votive.co.uk or +44 (0)20 7353 9277

About MUZU.TV

MUZU.TV is a dedicated music video sharing website that is free to use since it is supported by premium advertising.

Co-founded by Ciaran Bollard (CEO), MUZU.TV launched in Ireland and the United Kingdom on 16 July 2008 and opened offices in London in 2010.

MUZU.TV was the first dedicated site for music related videos in the world. It has the world's largest official catalogue of music videos (80,000), which includes content from all four major record labels as well as from thousands of independent labels.

The site also features live performances, interviews, backstage footage, classic footage from archives and music news.

MUZU.TV hosts music videos on over 100 partner websites including Metacafe, NME, Express Group (Daily Star, Express, OK), 4Music, HMV, Kilimanjaro (RockNess, Sonisphere, Wakestock) and Mama Group (Mean Fiddler, High Voltage Festival, Great Escape Festival).

Original copyright holders retain their ownership of any videos that are uploaded to the site of external (partner) sites, and artists are granted 50 per cent of all advertising revenue.

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About Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is a premier home entertainment and video game system. Thanks to the addition of Kinect, Xbox 360 has transformed social gaming and entertainment with a whole new way to play — no controller required. Xbox 360 is also home to the best and broadest games as well as the largest on-demand library of music, standard- and high-definition movies, TV shows and digital games, all in one place. The entertainment center of the living room, Xbox 360 blends unbeatable content with a leading social entertainment network of nearly 35 million Xbox LIVE members to create a limitless entertainment experience that can be shared at home or across the globe. More information about Xbox 360 can be found online at http://www.xbox.com.

About Xbox LIVE

Xbox LIVE is the online entertainment service for your Xbox 360, connecting you to an ever-expanding world of games, movies, TV, music, sports and social entertainment. Xbox LIVE lets you play the best games, enjoy one of the world’s largest on-demand libraries on any console, listen to millions of songs and share the fun with friends around the world. Xbox LIVE is also the exclusive home of controller-free online entertainment through Kinect, making your Xbox 360 more intuitive and interactive than ever before. With an active community of nearly 35 million people across 35 countries, Xbox LIVE, together with Xbox 360, provides you with instant access to the entertainment you want, shared with the people you care about, wherever you are. More information about Xbox LIVE can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/live.

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