Broadband Content Bits: Muzu; BSkyB; BBC


imageMuzu: Irish music video start-up has signed a licensing deal with indie label Cooking Vinyl, the home of artists such as the Charlatans and the Pixies. The deal adds to the company’s existing revenue-sharing arrangements with EMI, Sony (NYSE: SNE) BMG and Ministry of Sound. The label’s founder Martin Goldschmidt says he had so far turned down online video deals because of an unfair share of revenue for his artists. Via

BSkyB: Weeks after launching its paid-for, online VOD service, Sky is planning to take the Sky Player to other platforms including its own and partners such as National Geographic. The strategy mirrors the BBC’s “widgetisation” of its iPlayer, whereby links to relevant BBC broadcast content appear alongside content via an iPlayer widget. And like the Beeb, Sky is interested in expanding to games consoles like Sony’s PS3 and is considering developing a mobile app. From NMA.

BBC: As part of its proscribed role as guardian of the nation’s arts and culture the BBC is to put 200,000 oil paintings online by 2012, two fifths of which are not on public display. The works will appear on a new website, titled Your Paintings, and the Beeb is also planning to feature the Arts Council’s massive film library online, including footage stretching back to the 1950s. In addition, Radio 4 is working with the British Museum on a online project to accompany its 100-part A History of the World in 100 Objects series. From

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