Universal Music Group (UMG) announced in a press release April 8 it has acquired UK-based Eagle Rock Entertainment, the world's largest producer and distributor of music programming on DVD and digital media. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The addition of Eagle Rock's library includes nearly 2,000 hours of programming and more than 800 titles, the company said. “The acquisition enhances UMG's presence in one of the most dynamic and growing segments of music today: top-quality, original audio-visual content, such as live concert footage, documentaries and films,” UMG's statement said. Eagle Rock Chairman and CEO Terry Shand will continue to lead the company from its headquarters in London.
Eagle Rock Entertainment, which has offices in New York, London, Paris and Hamburg, the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world, has released concerts and documentaries over 800 titles by The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle's TV library also features nearly 2,000 hours of programming. The company has won both Emmy and Grammy Awards and has more than 30 multi-platinum, more than 50 platinum and more than 90 gold sales certifications.
Eagle operates two audio music labels and has recently released both physical and digital albums by Ronnie Wood, Lindsay Buckingham, Gary Moore, Styx and Counting Crows.
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