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VernissageTV now available via Cable, IPTV and Satellite on the Art Channel

onmedia ag closes deal with Art Channel concerning broadcasting of VernissageTV content via cableTV, IPTV and satellite networks. Video internet portal VernissageTV, focusing on art news, thereby increases technical reach by over 35m television homes.

Basel and Baar / Switzerland and Paris / France, August 13, 2009 – Swiss internet portal VernissageTV announced today the broadcasting of its art news video content via the Art Channel on cable, IPTV and satellite networks across Europe. A respective agreement has been signed between VernissageTV’s rights holder onmedia ag and the Art Channel today. VernissageTV produces video news on exhibitions and events in the fields of contemporary art, design and architecture. The full catalogue featuring over 1,000 art events enjoys over 150,000 downloads per month via its portal vernissage.tv.

Thanks to this agreement, VernissageTV will now also be available via television on the Art Channel, which in distributed to more than 35 million homes across Europe. Art Channel is the leading thematic TV channel in the art sector, which is available throughout Europe via cable TV, IPTV networks as well as over the Eutelsat-W2 and Eurobird-3 satellite. The daily updated VernissageTV section lasts 15 minutes and will be broadcast eight times per day at 01:00, 04:00, 07:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00 (CET).

Bob Atanas, CEO of Art Channel says: “In the art community VernissageTV established itself already during the past year as the key source for video based art news. We are proud that our new agreement allows us to offer such prime content on art, architecture and design to our Art Channel viewers across Europe. The specific “No comment” news style of VernissageTV gives great access to the latest developments in the art scene to all our viewers.” “This unique agreement to exploit video portal content on conventional TV is a unique example of cross-media convergence of a new kind. During the coming months we will further enhance the convergence by integrating also the online offerings of both companies, VernissageTV and Art Channel, to serve art news to our customers on any platform.” adds Dr. Michael Gordon, board member of onmedia ag.


About Art Channel

Art Channel, created in 2004, is the worldwide leading TV channel entirely dedicated to visual contemporary arts and Global Artwork stating Television as Art. Acting as an open platform for hundreds of artists around the world, 24 hours daily program is broadcast free to air via satellite W2 in Europe and also via cable and IPTV networks (full network available on web site). The channel covers over 35m homes across Europe.

Art Channel Ltd., 29-31 Brewery Road, London, UK
Press contact: Bob Atanas, b.atanas@artchannel.info
Website: www.artchannel.info


About onmedia ag

onmedia is an international aggregator, facilitator and distributor of audiovisual rights. The company develops new forms of cross platform content exploitation, including interactive channels and 3D/multidimensional applications, covering the full value chain from content right production, rights acquisition, play-out, technical distribution to penetration management. Based in Switzerland, the company is active for customers throughout Europe including major network operators, TV platforms and content right owners.

onmedia ag, Zugerstrasse 76b, 6340 Baar, Switzerland
Press contact: Isabelle Christ, press@onmedia.ch
Website: ww.onmedia.ch


About VernissageTV

VernissageTV is the leading content production house covering exhibitions and events in the fields of contemporary art, design and architecture. The footage targets at giving an authentic insight into the world of art by the means of film and video, comprising the “No Comment” section and interviews with protagonists of the art world. With a back catalogue of over 1,000 episodes, VernissageTV covered all key art events of the past years. VernissageTV is widely distributed via its website as well as through other art and streaming media related sites.

VernissageTV, Totentanz 14, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
Press contact: Karolina Zupan-Rupp, karolina@vernissage.tv
Website: www.vernissage.tv

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For further information please contact:
Karolina Zupan-Rupp | tel. +41 61 283 24 55 | karolina@vernissage.tv


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