Televisa Launches TARABU Music Store with J. River Player


Minneapolis, MN (August 10, 2006): A ground-breaking digital music service from Spanish media giant, Televisa (Grupo Televisa, S.A.), was released today. The service includes a full-featured media software player called Esmas Player ( This application, built by J. River, allows Televisa’s Tarabu service ( to offer single-click music downloads, CD and DVD burning, library management, portable device synchronization, and many other features. Today the service is targeted at Spanish-speaking music fans in Mexico, but it will be rolled out to the US market soon. The PC based service includes streaming samples and paid downloads for over 420,000 tracks. Video on demand will be supported in the near future. To try the new player and the music, visit

The Esmas Player uses Windows Digital Rights Management (DRM), and customers can play their purchased tracks on their PC’s or transfer them to PlaysForSure™ devices. J. River’s media player technology allows customers to organize music and video files, manage playlists, and rip and burn CD’s.

“We are delighted to be part of this project,” said Peter Sohal, J. River VP of Marketing. “If you want to talk to the Spanish-speaking world, you must first speak to Televisa. Spanish speakers are an important market, and we now have an opportunity to provide the music they want, and a great user experience for managing and playing their tracks.”

About Televisa

Grupo Televisa, S.A., is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world and a major participant in the international entertainment business. It has interests in television production and broadcasting, production of pay television networks, international distribution of television programming, direct-to-home satellite services, publishing and publishing distribution, cable television, radio production and broadcasting, professional sports and live entertainment, feature film production and distribution, and the operation of a horizontal internet portal. Grupo Televisa also owns an unconsolidated equity stake in Univision, the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, and in La Sexta, a free-to-air television venture in Spain.

About J. River
J. River, a software developer, builds digital delivery solutions for corporate partners. This includes streaming, downloading, subscriptions of audio and video content, handheld device support and Digital Rights Management. For more information about J. River’s media products, visit

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