Apple has added five new independent film and music channels to QuickTime TV (QTV), the company’s Web-based video and audio network.

The new QTV channels are: AtomFilms, a distributor of short-form films, animation and digital media; The New Venue, an online showcase for movies made for the Internet; D FILM, for travelling and digital films; independent music label V2 Records; and brandnewmusic.com, showcasing unsigned musical talent.

Apple’s Phil Schiller commented: "The new QTV channels will give new talent an incredible reach to an international audience." Brandnewmusic.com’s CEO James Toledano agreed: "We look forward to using QuickTime TV to help new artists get their big break."

QTV can be veiwed with Apple’s QuickTime 4 Player, which is available as a free download from Apple’s Web site.