Partnership Expands GalleryPlayer’s Reach into the Burgeoning CEDIA Market
GalleryPlayer, the pioneer in HD lifestyle imagery, announced today its partnership with MusicGiants, a leading provider of the highest quality HD music downloads to the CEDIA market. Through this partnership, GalleryPlayer’s diversified mix of art, entertainment and sports imagery and photography will now be a part of the premium content offerings MusicGiants makes available to their service providers for state-of-the-art home theatre installations.
Currently, MusicGiants integrates with top hardware manufacturers such as Niveus, Crestron, Imerge, Audio Design Associates (ADA), Inteset, and Xperinet, to sell their premium HD music content through the high performance entertainment systems that are sold commercially through specialty stores and custom electronics dealer showrooms. Consumers can access and purchase the HD entertainment, including the new GalleryPlayer collections, directly through their media server and have it delivered right into their home theatres.
“GalleryPlayer’s HD lifestyle imagery transforms HDTV screens into visual experiences that are breathtaking; so expanding our content offerings into the custom home theatre, audio and visual market is a natural fit for us,” said Paul Brownlow, founder and president of GalleryPlayer. “We are excited to be working with MusicGiants and can leverage their digital delivery channels and add great value to their extensive customer base by delivering what they are ultimately looking for – more HD content.”
According to Parks Associates, a leading high-tech research firm, penetration of home theatre systems stands at an estimated 28 percent of all U.S. households. That percentage accounts for some of the most basic home theatres – including systems costing only $500 – to some of the more intricate home theatres that can range in price upwards of $250,000.
“Home theatre enthusiasts are always seeking out the latest in technologically advanced entertainment and GalleryPlayer addresses this need by making its extensive library of high definition lifestyle imagery available as part of MusicGiants’ overall package,” said Scott Bahneman, CEO of MusicGiants. “GalleryPlayer rounds out our HD music offerings with a variety of world class HD images that together provide a true audio and visual masterpiece for consumers.”
GalleryPlayer will be available via MusicGiants in June 2007.
GalleryPlayer, Inc. is the global pioneer in a new content category for hi-def television, HD Lifestyle Imagery. Meeting the consumer demand for fresh HD content, GalleryPlayer delivers a wide variety of rights-protected, high definition imagery that transforms any screen into a stunning showcase, as well as providing high-class, personal expression to HDTV screens. GalleryPlayer’s proprietary, patented technology is designed for the efficient production, presentation, rights management, promotion and cross-platform distribution (via cable, the internet and widescreen DVDs) of HD rights-protected imagery. The company currently has license agreements with over 45 content partners, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Geographic, Time Life, and The New York Times, as well as distribution and delivery agreements with Panasonic, Comcast, Google and others. For more information, visit http://www.galleryplayer.com.
Launched in 2005, MusicGiants is still the only music download service to offer high-definition, lossless digital recordings from the top music companies such as EMI Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. Since its inception, it has added Super HD downloads (as in re-mastered DVD Audio or SACDs available in either 5.1 surround sound or 2.0 stereo) which play at sample rates up to 11,000 kbps.
Currently, MusicGiants integrates with top hardware manufacturers that in turn provide access to MusicGiants’ premium content through their high performance entertainment systems. Anyone can access and purchase the highest quality HD entertainment directly through their media server and have it delivered right into their living room. And, with the introduction of Microsoft’s Vista operating platform, customers can now enjoy MusicGiants’ full resolution files in their home as well as transcode them down to play on their portable media devices and wireless phones. Please visit http://www.musicgiants.com for more information.