Medici.tv

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medici.tv, created in 2008, is a video streaming platform for classical music, jazz, and ballet.[1][citation needed]

medici.tv
IndustryVideo streaming
FoundedMay 2008
FounderHervé Boissière
HeadquartersParis, France
ProductsClassical music video streaming subscription
Websitehttps://www.medici.tv/

Live events[edit]

With 150+ live events each year, medici.tv live streams performances by the world's greatest artists, ensembles and orchestras from concert halls, festivals and competitions:[2] Opéra national de Paris, Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Bolshoi Theater, Glyndebourne Festival, Verbier Festival, Salzburg Festival, the International Tchaikovsky Competition, the International Chopin Piano Competition, and many others.

The VOD catalog[edit]

medici.tv has an extensive Video on Demand (VOD) catalog, with more than 3,000 videos of concerts, operas, ballets, jazz programs, classic archives, documentaries and master classes, all in High Definition.

Featured on medici.tv[edit]

Many well-known classical music performers, as well as young musicians, can be found on medici.tv. Among them are Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Khatia Buniatishvili, Natalie Dessay, Joyce DiDonato, Gustavo Dudamel, Renée Fleming, Valery Gergiev, Janine Jansen, Jonas Kaufmann, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Anna Netrebko, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Simon Rattle, Anoushka Shankar, Yuri Temirkanov, Rolando Villazón, and Yuja Wang. Among the legends who can be seen are Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Maria Callas, Glenn Gould, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert von Karajan, and Yehudi Menuhin.

Similarly, all-time jazz legends and the new generation of jazz musicians are featured, including Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, BB King, James Brown, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Herbie Hancock, Coleman Hawkins, Milt Jackson, Ahmad Jamal, Keith Jarrett, Quincy Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Thelonious Monk, Archie Shepp, Wayne Shorter, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Allen, Ambrose Akinmusire, Kenny Barron, Avishai Cohen, Paquito, D'Rivera, Manu Dibango, Bill Frisell, Yaron Herman, Brad Mehldau, Marcus Miller, China Moses, Youssou Ndour, Michel Portal, Chris Potter, and Thomas Quasthoff.[3]

Devices[edit]

All of medici.tv's VOD catalogue and live events are available to watch on computer, tablet, and phone, and on TV via Apple TV and Chromecast.

medici.tv is available in English, French, Spanish and Russian.

History[edit]

After filming and broadcasting the Verbier Festival in 2007, the medici.tv video platform was officially launched on 1 May 2008 with 200 programs.[4] This launch was followed by several live events – a 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 2008 Verbier Festival.

In 2009, medici.tv won the 2008 Midem Classical Awards Internet Award.

In 2013, the medici.tv website recorded 1.5 million unique visitors. The same year, during the Verbier Festival concerts' livestream, the platform reached 750,000 connections from 177 countries.

At the end of 2014, medici.tv started broadcasting from Carnegie Hall. Four classical music concerts were streamed live, which marked the first time that Carnegie Hall concerts were filmed and broadcast on the internet, live and on replay.

From June 15 to July 3, 2015, medici.tv broadcast the entire XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, one of the best-known classical music competitions. Over the four disciplines of the competition (piano, violin, cello and voice), 120 candidates were watched on the different stages of the competition in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

In 2017, medici.tv broadcast live Martha Argerich's return to Carnegie Hall after a 10-year absence.

For the 25th anniversary of the Verbier Festival in July 2018, medici.tv organized a celebration in which artists, presenters, and various speakers participated in an 8-hour long nonstop livestream.

It was also in 2018 that medici.tv celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Alexandre Kantorow wins the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition, and is followed by 14 million internet users on medici.tv.

In May 2021, medici.tv added more than 300 jazz programs to the platform's VOD catalog.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About us". medici.tv. Retrieved 2022-08-01.
  2. ^ "About us". medici.tv. Retrieved 2021-10-11.
  3. ^ "About us". medici.tv. Retrieved 2022-08-01.
  4. ^ "How medici.tv turned a slowing TV Market into a speedy, streaming one". June 2, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2016.

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