from a Handheld Entertainment press release
SAN FRANCISCO- March 21, 2006 – HandHeld
Entertainment, today announced that it has reached an
agreement to license the Latin music video library of Sunflower
Entertainment for digital distribution and download through ZTV,
HandHeld Entertainment’s digital download store at www.ZVUE.com for play on
its ZVUE portable media players.
Sunflower Entertainment, one of the world’s largest sources of independent
Latin music videos, contains a broad range of Latin music including
Reggaeton, Urban Latin, Salsa Bachata, Latin Alternative, Latin Jazz,
Regional Mexican, Rock en Espanol, Son Cubano, Cumbia and Vallenato. The
catalog features popular artists from the legendary Discos Fuentes catalog
such as Joe Arroyo, Sonora Carruseles, La Sonora Dinamita, and Fruko y Sus
Tesos, as well as rising stars such as producer/recording artists Bimbo,
Hancel, Propheta and Judiny, salsa singer Aris Martinez, and the band Pablo
"The addition of Sunflower Entertainment’s Latin music videos to our ZTV
download store gives ZVUE users even more choice in the mobile
entertainment they want to enjoy," said Jeff Oscodar, president and chief
executive officer of HandHeld Entertainment. "The influence and popularity
of Latin music is undeniable, and what better place to watch Latin music
videos than on a ZVUE?"
The Sunflower Entertainment agreement comes on the heels of recent HandHeld
Entertainment announcements, including acquiring 1,500 full-length films
and television shows from Worldvision Cinema, comedic movies from Fun
Little Movies, extreme sports videos from TotalVid, independent films from
StoryPIPE.com and classic TV programs and cartoons from LikeTelevision.
"HandHeld Entertainment is a great partner for Sunflower Entertainment, "
said Juan Carlos Barguil, of Sunflower Entertainment. "Latin music is
taking America by storm and we’re happy to make our library of Latin music
videos available to a growing ZVUE community."
Other Sunflower Entertainment artists that will be available from the ZTV
download store include: Chiqui Rodriguez, Joselito, Orun Recording artists
Congregacion de Habana and Maria Victoria y Su Latin Son, from the Mambo
City Label, Lusito Rosario, JoL, Lauriant Rash, Eddy Eddy, and Nite and Day
and Urban Latin and Reggaeton artists M.A.F.U. Crew, and L.C.D.