Partnership with Copia Interactive to Create Social Music Platform and Launch of Catch Media Japan to Introduce Music Distribution Opportunities to Japanese Market
13 January 2012, Las Vegas: Catch Media (www.catchmedia.com), the award-winning provider of a patented licensed Smart Cloud technology platform – Play Anywhere®, today announces the launch of Catch Media Japan, an international joint venture with Faith Inc., a well-established and publicly-traded media company. And the signing of a strategic agreement with Copia Interactive (http://www.thecopia.com), LLC, creator of one of the largest, independent, full-featured digital content platforms that unites content, community, collaboration and commerce in a single software platform to deliver multi-¬genre digital media across an array of computing, mobile, personal entertainment and eReading devices..
The primary focus of Catch Media Japan will be to introduce distribution opportunities for Play Anywhere® branded services across Japan in the music industry.
Mr Masaru Koshimizu of Faith, Inc., and CEO of Catch Media Japan, commented: "We are excited to team with Catch Media, which is a pioneer in the licensed content cloud technology sector. We look forward to launching multiple services based on the Play Anywhere® platform together with an ecosystem of partners ranging from content owners to retailers, content distributors and carriers throughout the Japanese market to create convenience for consumers along with additional revenues for everyone participating in the dynamic value chain."
Meanwhile, on the US front, the new partnership between Catch Media and Copia will enhance Copia’s social content platform with Catch Media’s Play Anywhere® technology, allowing music-lovers to access their entire music collection from any device, anywhere and at any time, while enjoying all the social features Copia brings to digital content.
With the addition of Catch Media’s Play Anywhere ® technology, Copia will be able to offer its users new features for legally acquiring new music, accessing their existing music library, streaming it to any supported device and synchronizing the library among all the user’s devices.
“Our partnership with Catch Media will create an in-depth listening experience that is bolstered by a community of involved and excited users”, states Mr Ben Lowinger, CEO of Copia Interactive. “Copia offers a forum for people who wish to truly engage with their music, both socially and personally”, he adds.
Mr Yaacov Ben-Yaacov, founder and CEO of Catch Media, commented: “Copia already offers a rich digital content experience in a robust social network environment. By teaming up with Catch Media, Copia will offer the most comprehensive music listening experience around. For us, it’s the perfect platform for Catch Media’s already impressive cloud music experience.”
Mr Ben-Yaacov added, “The partnership with Copia and the launch of Catch Media Japan are further demonstrations of the current market opportunities across the globe for our diverse and award- winning Smart Cloud solutions. With large growth predicted in smartphone and digital content sales in Japan over the next few years, Catch Media is entering the Japanese market at just the right time, and is fortunate to have found a seasoned and established partner with whom to develop the market. We know that with Faith ‘s strong market presence brings the industry expertise and relationships required for success in establishing a winning music solution.”
Mr. Ben-Yaacov continued, “Furthermore, in the US market, Copia is an ideal partner, as they have already developed an impressive end-to-end digital content solution that combines the best of social networking in a book sharing environment. We are very excited to be able to offer our award-winning music solution as part of their consumer offering.”
Catch Media is exhibiting at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas. Please email CES@catchmedia.com to arrange a personal demonstration.
For further information on Catch Media please contact:
Mark Hampton at Halo Communications
E – Mark@thehaloagency.com
Tel – (415) 606 7374
About Catch Media
Catch Media is a B2B technology company that deploys award-winning patented technology, Play Anywhere ®, and a suite of products that allow its partners to offer consumers seamless and convenient access to their digital content regardless of the distribution method, be it physical or digital.
Through its technology, Catch Media also provides our partners with the business intelligence to allow them to better gauge and meet their consumers’ needs.
The Play Anywhere® platform allows transactions to occur among the ‘walled garden’ clouds that are increasingly restricting the consumer’s ability to use and share content as they wish
As a DECE/ UltraViolet member and developer partner, Catch Media announced the integration of movies through the Play Anywhere® platform at CES 2012 while also providing seamless access through the Play Anywhere® interfaces via any smartphone or tablet as well as through the Web, set top boxes, Smart TVs and any many other connected devices.
About Copia Interactive
Copia (www.thecopia.com) unites content, community, collaboration, and commerce in a single software platform to deliver multi-genre digital media across an array of computing, mobile, personal entertainment, and eReading devices. With Copia, users engage more deeply with content and community through an innovative, rich, and unified interface— all their media, all their friends, all in one application. Copia also provides highly customized, co-branded, white-label solutions through its “Powered by Copia” program.
The Copia platform is developed by Copia Interactive, LLC — a portfolio company of DMC Capital Funding, LLC (www.dmccapitalfunding.com), the venture capital arm of the DMC group of companies. The DMC group comprises top enterprise and consumer technology companies with a heritage that spans more than 50 years’ investing in, developing, manufacturing, and distributing market-leading consumer-electronics products.
Copia is exhibiting at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas at booth 11612 in the Central Hall.