Medici.tv

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Medici.tv is an online platform for streaming classical music videos created in 2008 by Hervé Boissière.[1] The medici.tv catalog provides approximately 1600 films available by subscription, as well as hundreds of events which are broadcast live for free each year, available for 90 days.[2][3]

History[edit]

Founding[edit]

After filming and broadcast the Verbier Festival in 2007, the medici.tv video platform was officially launched on 1 May 2008 with 200 programs available online.[4] This launch is accompanied by several live events – the concert of the New York Philharmonic, the classical music festival in Aspen and the Opera Festival in Aix-en-Provence – before the broadcast of the Verbier Festival, 2008.

Expansion[edit]

In 2013, the site recorded 1.5 million unique visitors.[5] At Verbier Festival, which was broadcast live during the same year, the platform boasted 750,000 connections from 177 countries.[6]

Near the end of 2014 medici.tv broadcast four classical concerts from New York's Carnegie Hall. This is the first time the Carnegie Hall concerts were filmed and broadcast on the internet live.[7][8]

From 15 June to 3 July 2015, medici.tv broadcast the entire XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, a contest featuring the most prestigious of classical musicians, live. Of the four disciplines of the competition (piano, violin, cello and vocals), 120 candidates were followed through the different stages of the competition in Moscow and St. Petersburg.[9]

Purposes[edit]

With the booming apparition of digital media contents, and digital industries medici.tv’s main goal is to give easier access to classical music, legally from amateurs to experts. medici.tv is also a resource for the education sector as it streams to university libraries, colleges and conservatoires.[10]

Streaming offer[edit]

The catalogue[edit]

The catalogue consists of approximately 3,000 works of classical music from 1940 to the current day. Features are related to baroque, classical music, romantic, modern and contemporary music. Several types of program are available: operas, concerts, ballets, archives and documentaries.

Medici.tv broadcasts hundreds of live events a year that are then available for replay. They have broadcast from Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, the Paris Opera and many more.

Examples of broadcast:

Verbier Festival[edit]

medici.tv first broadcast the Verbier Festival in 2007, and has streamed archived broadcasts since then.[13]

Other festivals[edit]

Every year medici.tv broadcasts the concerts of several festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Salzburg Festival, Annecy Classic Festival, International Festival of Lyric Art of Aix-en-Provence and the Lucerne Festival. Examples of concerts from these festivals:

  • Mozart's Requiem conducted by Claudio Abbado at the Lucerne Festival Opening Concert
  • Kent Nagano conducts the Verbier Festival's closing concert live on medici.tv![14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How medici.tv turned a slowing TV Market into a speedy, streaming one". June 2, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Spotlight:on medici.tv". May 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Wuorinen's opera Brokeback Mountain will be free to watch for the next 90 days". February 7, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "How medici.tv turned a slowing TV Market into a speedy, streaming one". June 2, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "Detroit Symphony Dives Headlong Into Streaming". March 22, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Medici.TV — Great Classical Music Live On The Tube". July 20, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  7. ^ "Carnegie Hall to Offer Series of Video Webcasts". October 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "medici.tv completes its successful initial run of free live webscasts from Carnegie Hall". October 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  9. ^ "The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition live on Medici.tv!". April 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  10. ^ "Spotlight on: Medici.tv". May 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "The Invisible Revolution". June 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "Watch the New York Philharmonic for free on medici.tv". May 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  13. ^ "Best of the Summer's Classical Events Live on medici.tv: Verbier Festival (July 17-Aug 2), Operalia (July 19) and Salzburg Festival (Aug 9-16)". July 20, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  14. ^ "Medici.tv: Kent Nagano conducts the Verbier's Festival closing on medici.tv!". August 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2016.

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