iO Global partners with DX3 to deliver a complete digital music solution.
Leading digital music services provider DX3 Technologies Ltd. (DX3) and mobile content management & delivery experts iO Global Limited (iO Global) today announce that they will be partnering to bring DX3’s music catalogue to iO Global’s network partners worldwide.
The DX3 relationship provides iO Global with a music offering, which comprises realtones, full track digital downloads (singles & albums) and full track video downloads from selected record labels.
The two companies, both leaders in their fields, are formalising their relationship after iO Global’s successful commercial project on Manx Telecom’s 3G network.
By offering packages combining DX3’s licensed content with iO Global’s content delivery service the companies will be able to offer Mobile Operators immediate access to secure revenue from digital music, realtone ringtone and video sales.
“Mobile phone music has now become a practical reality. Consumers are choosing to buy phones that they can play music on. The challenge many networks face to exploit this opportunity is securing quality content and enabling it to be consumed easily, in a way that can be reliably billed,” said Andy Baker, CEO of DX3. “iO Global’s content management platform fully automates the packaging, pricing, presentation, delivery and real-time billing for content, ensuring that mobile operators can confidently provide their customers with a comprehensive content offering.”
“We are very excited about the DX3 relationship. It enables us to offer our clients a compelling catalogue of music, ring tones and video from the World’s top artists, with the guarantee that the content is of the highest quality and licensed for distribution to multiple devices (mobile and fixed),” commented, Martin Knestrick, Chief Executive of iO Global. “Together with DX3 we are now able to offer the best music content for consumption through mobile and broadband, an offer that we believe is revolutionary in the mobile content market.”
iO Global will be demonstrating its content management and delivery platform, with downloads from DX3’s catalogue, on iO Global's stand (E96
) at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona from 13-16 February 2006.
ENDAbout DX3 Headquartered in London, England, DX3 Technologies Ltd (DX3) was established in 1999 and is a leading aggregator and distributor of digital entertainment content. Long established as a back-end supplier of online musical services (having sold the first legal download in Europe in 2001) for the likes of Woolworths and EMAP Performance TV, DX3 works in partnership with rights owners (primarily record companies), brands (including traditional and non-traditional retailers) and on-line and wireless technology partners.
DX3 is the first UK company to sign multi-platform license agreements with both major record companies and leading independent labels that permit the secure and legal distribution of digital entertainment content not only to PCs, but also to mobile phones, other wireless devices and removable media such as memory cards.
DX3 continually expands its existing catalogue of hundreds of thousands of items of digital entertainment content with the most popular new release singles and album tracks, music videos and realtone ringtones. DX3 provides the rights owners of this entertainment content with opportunities to generate income through white-labelled and bespoke distribution solutions for traditional and non-traditional retailers including woolworths.co.uk and a range of portals and artist sites.
For press enquiries please contact Allan Edwards or Stuart Hehir at Chameleon PR on +44 20 7721 7875 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.orgAbout iO:iO Global Limited is a venture backed company, formed to develop and market complete turnkey solutions to support the delivery of mobile content. Early operations have been jointly funded by BT, one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services, and New Venture Partners LLC, the leading corporate venturing firm worldwide. The iO platform enables fast sourcing, delivery and distribution of, dynamic digital content in any format, to any device, in any location, over any network.
The platform is unique in several important respects: in its simultaneous simplification and automation of the complex processes required to manage, transact, and deliver digital content, its ability to handle fast changing or perishable content, such as TV and radio to mobile, its real-time integration to operator billing systems, and the granularity of its reporting to both operators and content providers. All of these features are designed to dramatically improve the quality of experience to the consumer of the content. The platform derives from more than 5 years of development and engineering by BT, designed to assure scalability in carrier grade environments.
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