Pixago Appoints World-Renowned Expert On Rights Management Thursday 18 January 2001 PDF Print The digital media distribution house says the appointment is "crucial" in gearing up for its online music strategy http://www.pixago.com Mike Skeet, a founding partner of the Royalty Compliance Organisation (RCO), has been appointed as CFO and Copyright Director at Pixago, the digital media management and distribution company. A world-leading expert in rights management, licensing and accountancy for the music and entertainment industry, Mike will be responsible for directing the company's digital rights management strategy. "Online distribution of audio and video content will not happen until rights owners interests are protected", says Richard Bennett, CEO. "Our strategy is to take best current practice and apply it to the online world". Mike's specialist practice, RCO, has grown to become one of the most respected worldwide. Clients range from major entertainment companies such as Time Warner, Universal, Paramount and Channel Four to some of the world's best-known artists including the Spice Girls, Queen and Bruce Springsteen. Fascinated with the complexities of royalty and copyright management, Mike set up a practice tending to his specialist areas with accountants Moores Rowland in early 1999. Mike Skeet said: "Solving the problem of online digital rights management will redefine this industry. It will be thrilling to achieve this." About Pixago Pixago is a digital archive and media distribution house aiming to help companies realise the potential for using digital media and making the most of media assets they already possess. Simply put, Pixago creates digital media archives from companies existing audio and video assets. The contents of these archives can be streamed from Pixago's industrial-strength servers across any current or future platform, such as broadband Internet, third generation (3G) mobile networks and interactive television. Pixago has structured its service to be as inclusive as possible, enabling companies and organisations of every size to take advantage of the medium. The nature of its service also makes it very easy for companies to control the distribution and the tracking of their digital media, whether as an internal resource available over the Internet or a new revenue stream. For many companies, the cost and complexity involved in digitising, encoding and managing media assets are major barriers to streaming digital media on their websites and extranet systems. Pixago's service side-steps these infrastructure issues by hosting the digital content on its media servers, allowing media clips to be streamed directly to the end-user's system. These appear to the user as if they were directly accessed from the original website. For more information please contact: Antony Mayfield / Georgina Firth Midnight Communications Tel: 01273 666 200 Antony@midnight.co.uk George@midnight.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Midnight Communications in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.