This agreement gives ZVUE users and visitors to ZTV (www.zvue.com) access to one of the largest downloadable music video libraries in the world, featuring artists and recording acts from more than 20 labels, in genres ranging from hip hop, R&B and pop to country, rock and alternative
San Francisco, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/07/2006 --HandHeld Entertainmentä (OTC BB: HNDH), the company behind the ZVUE™ family of mass-market portable media players and the zvue.com download store, today announced that it has signed a video distribution agreement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
Under terms of the agreement, HandHeld Entertainment now has the rights to distribute Sony BMG music videos via download through the ZVUE.com download store, where consumers will be able to purchase and download individual videos for replay on portable video players and personal computers. The ZVUE.com download store employs the Windows Media DRM.
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 percent owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50 percent owned by Sony Corporation of America.
About HandHeld Entertainment, Inc.
HandHeld Entertainment is a digital-media-to-go company with a family of mass-market portable media players priced at mass-market prices as well as its own online video content store. Its ZVUE portable media players are available for purchase online and in approximately 1,800 retail locations across the United States, while portable video lovers can visit ZTV™ (HandHeld Entertainment’s video content store at www.zvue.com) to buy pay-per-download videos or download thousands of free media titles. For more information, visit www.hheld.com or call 415-495-6470.
HandHeld Entertainment, ZVUE and ZTV are trademarks of HandHeld Entertainment. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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MEDIA CONTACTS FOR HANDHELD ENTERTAINMENT:
Russell Page, Politis Communications, 801-523-3730(wk), 801-787-8435(cell), firstname.lastname@example.org or
David Politis, Politis Communications, 801-523-3730(wk), 801-556-8184(cell), email@example.com
INVESTOR CONTACT FOR HANDHELD ENTERTAINMENT:
Robert Prag, The Del Mar Consulting Group, Inc., 858-794-9500, firstname.lastname@example.org