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TECHNOLOGY NEWS: U2 Concert To Be Aired On HDNet & Napster Surpasses 500,000 Subscribers

(CekebrityAccess MediaWire) —
HDNet presents the HD television premiere of a performance from U2's 2005-06 "Vertigo" Tour, premiering January 29 at 9pm ET on the HDNet Concert Series.

"U2 is the number one concert band in the world, and HDNet is ecstatic to bring them to television like no one has ever seen them before, in full 1080i resolution, with amazing 5.1 sound," said Mark Cuban of HDNet. "Turn to HDNet on January 29th, crank up the sound and experience TV like you never have before!" –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Napster Surpasses 500,000 Subscribers

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Napster's digital music subscription service has surpassed 500,000. In addition, there are over 50,000 college students subscribing to the service through Napster's university program. Over the last year its subscriber base has grown by over 100%.

"Doubling our subscribers over the last twelve months demonstrates the mass market potential of our music subscription model and the powerful appeal of Napster to music fans who want it all," said Chris Gorog, chairman and CEO of Napster. "With a track record of robust growth, exciting new development in the pipeline and over $100 million on our balance sheet, we are extremely excited about the future of Napster." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen