– Playstation-VidZone: Sony (NYSE: SNE) Computer Entertainment Europe is launching a free, ad-supported music video service for UK Playstation 3 and PSP users this summer, run by London-based video aggregator VidZone Digital Media, which has distribution agreements with the “big four” music labels and more than 7,500 indie labels. The streamed video service will have 25,000 music promos, interviews and behind the scenes films and will use Sony’s Xross Media Bar (XMB) system which allows users to create customised libraries and playlists. VidZone on PS3 and PSP will also be available in Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Australia. Via Gamesindustry.biz.
– Perform e-player: Sports rights distributor and online video platform developer Perform is extending its e-player video widget into Europe in a deal with Prisacom, the online division of Spanish and Portuguese news publisher Prisa. The e-player is already shown on every major UK news publishers’ sites and serves up more than 25 million views a month and the launch this week on Prisacom’s As.com mark’s it first appearance in mainland Europe. For Spanish users the widget will have eight channels featuring Spanish and English football. Perform says negotiations are at “advanced stages” to extend the e-player to publishers in Germany, Italy and the USA.
– T-Mobile-Paramount: Full-length Hollywood movies could soon be coming to T-Mobile users: the telco is reported to be close to securing a deal with Paramount to add films to its mobile VOD service. It would be a significant coup for the mobile and PC VOD service that launched last year and would be the first time full-length major studio films have been shown to UK mobile users. From NMA.
– MoMedia: London-based digital content producer and distributor MoMedia International has signed a deal to supply a “significant volume” of music content to German paid-for VOD service Maxdome. Endemol-backed MoMedia has recently expanded its catalogue of music content and now claims to license thousands of hours from from more than 100 productions companies. Maxdome, a JV between broadcaster ProSieben.Sat and ISP 1&1 Internet, is available online and via IPTV.