( BW)(CA-MEDIAZONE)(NPSN) 2006 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Soccer Matches Presented Online and Live by MediaZone.com; Numerous Matches Will Be Offered Online Live and On Demand
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 3, 2005--MediaZone.com, a leading global online broadcasting provider of licensed video and audio content, today announced their offering of the 2006 FIFA World Cup(TM) Germany preliminary soccer matches, live online at www.MediaZone.com/soccer <http://www.MediaZone.com/soccer> .
Many of the most important games of this year's preliminaries will be broadcast live online without commercial interruption from throughout Europe during June 4 - October 12, 2005. Featured national teams include the Czech Republic, England, Greece, Hungary, Russia and Ukraine
MediaZone will offer a Day Pass for the price of $9.99 (USD) which will entitle a consumer to watch up to four matches of the daily schedule for the duration of 14 days. For the price of $4.99 (USD) per game, global broadband consumers (excluding certain countries on a per game basis) will be able to watch games online live at www.MediaZone.com/soccer <http://www.MediaZone.com/soccer> for the duration of one week after purchase
Soccer fans will also be able to download or access the high-quality video stream of the games after the live event has concluded
MediaZone offers global broadband consumers the flexibility to watch the matches anywhere, at anytime and whenever they desire with full-feature fast forward and rewind capabilities
"MediaZone is developing a strategy of sports offering on broadband Internet, and has reached a leading position on the global market." said Michelle Wu, COO of MediaZone
"Given the substantial popularity of soccer globally, we are excited to be able to distribute the 2006 FIFA World Cup Preliminaries soccer competition and bring these action-packed events to online consumers around the planet." MediaZone is able to stream the live games online in high-quality video, ensuring that the online broadcast of the games remains secure while managing access, billing and customer care.
MediaZone offers a complete solution for securing, marketing, selling, managing and distributing digital content via the Internet.
MediaZone is a leading global broadband distributor of licensed video and audio content. MediaZone offers both subscription services and pay-per-view access to live event broadcasts, and an extensive library of content in sports, film, TV entertainment, lifestyle, music, health, fitness, religious, international, how-to, and personal development video and audio media. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in China and Europe.
MediaZone is a division of MIH Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Naspers (NASDAQ:NPSN).
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