MediaNet Opens Doors in Canada With Advanced Distribution Service for Digital
Music and eBooks


    


    
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<p>NEW YORK and <span class="xn-location">VANCOUVER</span>, British Columbia, <span class="xn-chron">June 16</span> /CNW/ -- MediaNet, the leading provider of digital entertainment content, launched today in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> the advanced MN Open platform which provides an API and a suite of easy to install Web Components for the digital delivery of music and eBook premium content.  MediaNet operates a high volume media distribution network delivering premium content in the US for application and web developers of all sizes from niche bloggers to global brands.  MediaNet also opened its doors to the MN Open platform in the UK today.</p>
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<p>Available today in all Canadian territories customers can add digital music and eBooks to any website or application.  MediaNet has fast-tracked the sign-up process to make it self-serve, quick, easy and free with no coding required available at <a href="http://www.mndigital.com">www.mndigital.com</a>.  MediaNet handles the commerce including credit card processing and pricing in Canadian currency, as well as a real-time reporting portal to track performance.</p>
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<p>Alan McGlade, CEO of MediaNet, stated: "<span class="xn-location">Canada</span> has a dynamic online community that is interested in consuming digital entertainment.  MediaNet can now offer web publishers, application developers and online retailers in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> a frictionless path to integrate a deep catalog of premium content into their products and deliver it to end users."</p>
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<p>MediaNet's digital music offering in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> consists of a robust API and a suite of Web Components.  With the MN Open API, customers have complete control over the user experience, functionality, e-commerce and an 8 million-plus song and music video catalog with all services delivered under their brand. The API features include:</p>
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    --  Integration into any website or application
    --  Advanced catalog search capabilities with fuzzy matching
    --  Customized pricing and exclusive content
    --  Rich metadata including bios and reviews for songs, albums, and
artists
    --  Use of MediaNet's e-commerce engine or integration with the customer's
        existing e-commerce
    --  Compatibility with any programming language
    --  Ability to select and incorporate the features that are just right for
        a customer's end users and business model
    --  REST-based HTTP service

    
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<p>MediaNet's Web Components for digital music are easy to install and incorporate into a website with no coding required. Customers copy and paste the code snippets anywhere on their page with their branding front and center. Available in three main categories: contextual matching; commerce and discovery, Web Components features include:</p>
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    Media Matcher: Automatically matches MediaNet's catalog to existing web
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<p>Media Links: Hyperlinks references to artists, albums and songs within existing content on page</p>
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<p>Relevant Media Search: Integrates into site's existing search and returns media results alongside regular search results</p>
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<p>Media Explorer: Bios, reviews and discographies to encourage discovery and more page views</p>
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<p>Media Charts: Charts top selling content to entice music discovery, sampling and purchases</p>
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<p>Media Purchase: Fulfills purchases through an automatically configured and setup component which appears in its dedicated, secure window</p>
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<p>Media Selector: Custom build a list of up to 100 songs or albums, publish it and dynamically add it anywhere on your site with your brand intact</p>
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<p>MediaNet offers a broad catalog of eBooks including the most popular titles available through major physical and online book sellers. Offered in the popular Adobe ePub and PDF formats, they are compatible with a wide variety of devices including PC, Mac, Sony Reader, and many others.</p>
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<p>The eBook service is accessed through the MN Open API built on top of MediaNet's enterprise class content delivery platform.  To aid adoption and ease, a versatile and intelligent download manager simplifies the acquisition and management of eBooks for end users. As with music, MediaNet's eBook customers will have access to a sophisticated real-time reporting portal to monitor sales activity.</p>
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<p>McGlade added: "MediaNet is delivering the next generation of premium entertainment content services. Essentially we have become a "Content Concierge" that presents the appropriate content to an online user when they are predisposed to consuming it.  MediaNet's expansion into <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> and other territories will serve to further expand the marketplace and increase consumer acceptance."</p>
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<p>Customers can now sign up for the MN Open Web Components and API for free at <a href="http://www.mndigital.com">www.mndigital.com</a>, and have a premium content offering with fully customizable features up and running in no time.</p>
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    About MediaNet
    
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<p>MediaNet is the leading provider of premium digital media content.  MN Open, MediaNet's advanced technology platform, offers an API and easy to use Web Components that deliver a set of powerful music and eBook content products.  MediaNet currently powers more than 100 customers of all sizes from niche bloggers to global brands allowing them to integrate digital entertainment content into their website or application quickly and easily to engage users and generate revenues.</p>
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<p>MediaNet (<a href="http://www.mndigital.com">www.mndigital.com</a>) a digital music pioneer founded in 2001, is privately-held and headquartered in New York with offices in <span class="xn-location">Seattle</span> and <span class="xn-location">London</span>.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Ann Garrett of MediaNet PR, +1-818-501-8499, agarrett@mndigital.com Web Site: http://www.mndigital.com

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