Digital Music Group Makes Several Acquisitions5 Jun, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey
Sacramento-based Digital Music Group Inc. announced June 5 it has acquired a half dozen new programs, including more than 60 episodes of the sci-fi series “Ultraman 80” and “Ultraman Toward the Future,” and more than 100 hours worth of the “Wrestling Titans” series.
“Ultraman 80” and “Ultraman Toward the Future” are the ninth and 10th installments, respectively, in the popular cult superhero show that started in the 1960s. “Wrestling Titans” features the wrestling legends of the 1960s through 1980s, including Andre the Giant, Lex Luger, Junkyard Dog, Gorgeous George, Ric Flair and others.
Among Digital Music Group's other acquisitions are more than 100 hours of the extreme sports series “Trident Action Sports,” featuring BMX racing, long-distance motorcycle jumping, snowboarding and more; 100-plus hours of surfing programming from Endless Fun Productions; and (not to be confused with the 1979 teenage rebellion movie) “Over the Edge,” a series which consists of more than 100 vignettes of less-than-stable people doing zany things around the world, according to a press release.
“The deals announced today represent a significant expansion of our already extensive DMGI video library,” said Mitchell Koulouris, CEO of DMGI, in the press release.
Digital Music Group partners with the iTunes Store, YouTube, Google Video, AOL/In2TV, Napster, Verizon, Sprint and others to distribute digital entertainment over the Internet and through wireless, mobile and cable networks.