Universal, Clipfish team for online videos

Follows similar deal between Warner Music and MyVideo

COLOGNE, Germany -- Universal Music in Germany has signed a deal with broadcaster RTL to put music videos up on RTL's user-generated Web platform Clipfish.de.

The deal will include several thousand clips, among them videos from German pop sensation Tokio Hotel as well ones from such top Universal artists as U2, Metallica and Nelly Furtado.

The move follows a similar deal between Warner Music and MyVideo, the user-generated site owned by RTL competitor ProSiebenSat.1, and dovetails with a general trend toward more professionally produced content on user-generated sites.