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Wavo, Virgin Give Tail Wind to Instant Digital

Wavo Corp. partnered with the Virgin Entertainment Group, Inc. to create Virgin JamCast, a Web site and service designed to end waiting for downloads of popular digital music and games.

When the service launches, Virgin JamCast users will be able to listen to digital music already loaded onto their PCs or set-top boxes, with no wait time for downloading, as well as purchase a comprehensive selection of digital music and traditional CDs, the companies said.

Virgin JamCast's Internet broadcasts make use of Wavo's Asynchronous Reliable Multicast proprietary technology for modem and broadband users, as well as Wavo's existing nationwide network for broadcasting data in the unused portion of the PBS television signal for those consumers with TV tuner cards.

The Virgin JamCast service makes use of the Wavo receiver software that is already bundled in over 43 million copies of Microsoft Windows 98 and with TV tuner cards from leading manufacturers. Additionally, Wavo's strategic relationship with General Instrument and continued work with other television Set-Top box manufacturers, will enable the delivery of entertainment content to a whole new class of consumer devices.

Users may pre-register for the Virgin JamCast service via its Web site. Additionally, independent artists are welcomed to sign-up with Virgin JamCast for distribution of their music online.