Radio Free Virgin and ZapMedia Announce Strategic Partnership to Broadcast Radio Free Virgin Music Programming Beyond the PC

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Radio Free Virgin

    LOS ANGELES, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Radio Free
 Virgin (www.radiofreevirgin.com), a leading digital radio broadcast company
 offering in-depth, genre rich music programming, announced today that it has
 signed a distribution deal with ZapMedia, a leading technology convergence
 company, to stream Radio Free Virgin's top channels of programming through
 ZapMedia's Entertainment Service.  The deal enables Radio Free Virgin to
 extend its broadcast of world-class music programming off the PC, through
 Harmon Kardon's DMC100 into the living room.
     Radio Free Virgin's programming, providing easy access to Radio Free
 Virgin's channels, will be integrated into ZapMedia's Entertainment Service
 through an iRadio button that takes users to a destination area, where Radio
 Free Virgin streams can be accessed.
     "The deal with ZapMedia continues our distribution efforts to extend Radio
 Free Virgin's programming beyond the desktop and into the digital living room.
 Now listeners can create an optimal entertainment experience tailored to fit
 their individual tastes, without being tethered to their PC," stated Zack
 Zalon, General Manager of Radio Free Virgin.
     "ZapMedia is pleased to make Radio Free Virgin's programming available to
 our subscribers," said Jeff Ayton, Chief Marketing Officer.  "This alliance
 provides our customers with an enhanced service and a breadth of quality music
 programming to satisfy a variety of musical tastes."
     Radio Free Virgin's network of over 40 genre-based channels of music,
 represent a combination of well known brands as well as original Radio Free
 Virgin creations.  Listeners tap into the Radio Free Virgin experience online
 through the free downloadable player that automatically updates new features.
 Radio Free Virgin's genre channels include In Rock We Trust (classic rock),
 Modern Rock, Pop Shop, Hip Hop 101, Electronica, Swingin' Oldies, Jazz,
 Classical and Blues, among many others. Lifestyle channels like GameGoth
 (industrial, sci-fi and metal favorites), Guilty Pleasures (you'd never admit
 to enjoying it), Love Sexy (popular yet risque love songs), Saturday Night and
 Sunday Morning all go beyond the experience found on AM, FM or even Internet
 radio.
 
     About Radio Free Virgin
     Part of the worldwide Virgin family, Radio Free Virgin is a leading
 digital radio broadcasting company that uniquely combines music and technology
 to bring consumers the highest quality music content available via digital
 distribution, both on and off the desktop.  Radio Free Virgin's state-of-the-
 art, CD-quality streaming audio combines the company's proprietary software
 application (available by download free of charge at www.radiofreevirgin.com)
 and innovative, genre-rich, original music channels programmed by well-known
 artists, celebrities, musicologists, Virgin's in-house experts and DJs from
 around the world.  Based in Los Angeles, Radio Free Virgin is a privately held
 company funded by Richard Branson, and is a unit of Virgin Audio Holdings,
 LLC.
 
     About ZapMedia, Inc.
     ZapMedia, Inc., based in Atlanta, is a privately held convergence
 technology company bringing customized entertainment to consumers. With
 ZapMedia's co-branded products and services, consumers of all ages can access
 movies, music, video and the Web, as well as play CDs and DVDs through their
 existing televisions and stereos. The ZapMedia ecosystem, developed in-house,
 consists of the ZapStation hardware reference design (device),
 ZapMediaEngine(SM) (software), and the ZapMedia Entertainment Service
 (portal).  For more information about ZapMedia's products and services, visit
 the web site at www.zapmedia.com.
 
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SOURCE Radio Free Virgin
    LOS ANGELES, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Radio Free
 Virgin (www.radiofreevirgin.com), a leading digital radio broadcast company
 offering in-depth, genre rich music programming, announced today that it has
 signed a distribution deal with ZapMedia, a leading technology convergence
 company, to stream Radio Free Virgin's top channels of programming through
 ZapMedia's Entertainment Service.  The deal enables Radio Free Virgin to
 extend its broadcast of world-class music programming off the PC, through
 Harmon Kardon's DMC100 into the living room.
     Radio Free Virgin's programming, providing easy access to Radio Free
 Virgin's channels, will be integrated into ZapMedia's Entertainment Service
 through an iRadio button that takes users to a destination area, where Radio
 Free Virgin streams can be accessed.
     "The deal with ZapMedia continues our distribution efforts to extend Radio
 Free Virgin's programming beyond the desktop and into the digital living room.
 Now listeners can create an optimal entertainment experience tailored to fit
 their individual tastes, without being tethered to their PC," stated Zack
 Zalon, General Manager of Radio Free Virgin.
     "ZapMedia is pleased to make Radio Free Virgin's programming available to
 our subscribers," said Jeff Ayton, Chief Marketing Officer.  "This alliance
 provides our customers with an enhanced service and a breadth of quality music
 programming to satisfy a variety of musical tastes."
     Radio Free Virgin's network of over 40 genre-based channels of music,
 represent a combination of well known brands as well as original Radio Free
 Virgin creations.  Listeners tap into the Radio Free Virgin experience online
 through the free downloadable player that automatically updates new features.
 Radio Free Virgin's genre channels include In Rock We Trust (classic rock),
 Modern Rock, Pop Shop, Hip Hop 101, Electronica, Swingin' Oldies, Jazz,
 Classical and Blues, among many others. Lifestyle channels like GameGoth
 (industrial, sci-fi and metal favorites), Guilty Pleasures (you'd never admit
 to enjoying it), Love Sexy (popular yet risque love songs), Saturday Night and
 Sunday Morning all go beyond the experience found on AM, FM or even Internet
 radio.
 
     About Radio Free Virgin
     Part of the worldwide Virgin family, Radio Free Virgin is a leading
 digital radio broadcasting company that uniquely combines music and technology
 to bring consumers the highest quality music content available via digital
 distribution, both on and off the desktop.  Radio Free Virgin's state-of-the-
 art, CD-quality streaming audio combines the company's proprietary software
 application (available by download free of charge at www.radiofreevirgin.com)
 and innovative, genre-rich, original music channels programmed by well-known
 artists, celebrities, musicologists, Virgin's in-house experts and DJs from
 around the world.  Based in Los Angeles, Radio Free Virgin is a privately held
 company funded by Richard Branson, and is a unit of Virgin Audio Holdings,
 LLC.
 
     About ZapMedia, Inc.
     ZapMedia, Inc., based in Atlanta, is a privately held convergence
 technology company bringing customized entertainment to consumers. With
 ZapMedia's co-branded products and services, consumers of all ages can access
 movies, music, video and the Web, as well as play CDs and DVDs through their
 existing televisions and stereos. The ZapMedia ecosystem, developed in-house,
 consists of the ZapStation hardware reference design (device),
 ZapMediaEngine(SM) (software), and the ZapMedia Entertainment Service
 (portal).  For more information about ZapMedia's products and services, visit
 the web site at www.zapmedia.com.
 
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