AMI Entertainment Network

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
AMI Entertainment Network
FormerlyAutomatic Musical Instrument Co.
Founded1909
Websiteamientertainment.com

AMI Entertainment Network is a company owned by the Gores Group that creates original video content and licenses music, sells jukebox hardware, and offers music video services and Tap TV narrowcast television channels.[1] Its history dates to 1909, when the Automatic Musical Instrument Co., began producing player piano rolls.

History[edit]

Automatic Musical Instrument Co. (AMI) was founded in 1909, making player piano rolls.[2][3] It remained focused on automated music and jukeboxes, eventually becoming the releasing the first digital jukebox with licensed content.[2] In 2002, the Harbour Group acquired Merit Industries, makers of Megatouch bartop gaming devices.[1] This division was combined with jukebox maker Rowe International—after it was acquired in 2003—[4] to become AMI Entertainment Network, an Internet-based digital content segment,[1] in 2004.[3] Megatouch, LLC was spun into its own entity in 2013 and closed in 2014.[1] At the time, AMI was described as creating original video content and licenses music, selling jukebox hardware, and offering music video services and Tap TV.[5] narrowcast television channels.[1] It acquired NSM Music Group in 2017.[6] In 2017, AMI was acquired by the Gores Group.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Megatouch Terminates Development And Production; Led Countertop And Touchscreen Coin-Op Video Category For 35 Years". www.vendingtimes.com (in American English). Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  2. ^ a b "About AMI - AMI Entertainment". AMI Entertainment (in American English). Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  3. ^ a b c "Investment firm buys jukebox maker". Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  4. ^ "AMI Entertainment moves former Rowe International operations to Wyoming". MLive.com (in American English). Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  5. ^ "Tap TV Brings Interactive Trivia to Locations Nationwide". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  6. ^ "Harbour Group's AMI Entertainment Network, Inc. Acquires NSM Music Group". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2018-10-18.