TORONTO PACK TO
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[ November 18th 2001 ]
Group, specialising in the digital downloading
of music and other products via the Internet,
has signed an agreement with UK HMV, the high
street retailer, to allow the downloading of music
and games from the hmv.co.uk website.
agreement is the latest in a list of Tornado’s
deals with a range of retailers and games companies,
including EMI/Virgin, Eidos and Rage Software.
Tornado has developed a digital warehouse for
the secure storage of digital products and offers
the technical infrastructure so that music and
other products can be selected, downloaded and
purchased via retailers’ websites.
distribution is one of the few survivors of the
Internet bubble that is thought to have a promising
future. Once broadband Internet access is widely
available people will be able easily to download
music, books, games and other products.
such as HMV believe that digital distribution
will become a significant market in the future
and want to ensure that the infrastructure is
in place to exploit the opportunity. HMV already
sells CDs and other products via its website,
providing access to more than 250,000 titles.
thought that current online purchasers are likely
to switch to digital downloading since it offers
advantages such as buying a computer game one
level at a time and selecting specific music tracks.