iConcerts deal with Universal Music France
Swiss-based iConcerts (part of Transmedia SA) has struck a first time partnership deal with Universal Music France, snapping up a selection of the label’s music programmes that are set to air on the iConcerts HDTV channel which broadcasts out of France to more than 80 countries worldwide.
As part of the deal, iConcerts has acquired broadcasting rights for a selection of 20 Universal shows that will feature on the iConcerts channel. The roster will include artists such as Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Nelly Furtado, Gwen Stefani and Oasis, as well as legendary performers such as Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix.
This deal comes on heels of a recently announced VoD partnership between Universal Music France and iConcerts, whereby iConcerts has gained access to the full Universal music VoD catalogue, for distribution across its audio-visual platforms exclusively in France.