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Hands on with the Spotify TV app for Virgin Media’s TiVO box

This morning, we woke up to find our Virgin Media PVR had updated its software during the night, with the update including the long-awaited Spotify TV app. Naturally, we jumped on for a quick play. It’s slick and works...
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Sony plans four-screen future including ‘different kind of TV set’

The initial unpopularity of Google TV devices ties into a wider rivalry that will become more and more important in the next 2-3 years, as Google battles with Apple, Sony and others for control of the living room, and specifically...
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X Factor Tap to Clap app passes 100 million interactions

The UK public has clapped and booed more than 100 million times through the Tap to Clap app. We reported a few weeks ago that 17.6 million claps and boos were registered on the Saturday 3rd September show alone, taking the...
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MOG available on Samsung TVs

US based on demand streaming/caching music service MOG has announced integration with a range of Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players.
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LG, Sharp and Philips looking to standardise connected-TV apps

Three TV manufacturers have teamed up in an effort to set standards for connected-TV applications. LG, Sharp and Philips are hoping to "define common technical requirements for their Smart TV", making it easier for developers...
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Fox’s eight-day delay for Hulu shows may be spurring piracy

US broadcaster Fox has started leaving a gap of eight days between the terrestrial transmission of new shows, and making them available on digital subscription service Hulu.
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Grooveshark launches its service for Boxee set-top box

Streaming music firm Grooveshark has launched a new version of its service for the Boxee set-top box. "It's all the things you love about Grooveshark: you can search and play music, get your cloud libraries and playlists,...
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BBC to make The Voice downloads available in the UK

UK broadcaster the BBC won the rights to air music TV talent show The Voice earlier this month, after it became a big hit in the US. The corporation has now revealed its plans for digital downloads during the show's UK run,...
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Time Warner boss: ‘Let’s cheer up. This is not the music industry…’

The US cable TV industry is facing some significant challenges at the moment, including the phenomenon of 'cord-cutting', where people cancel their cable contracts...
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Heard of Tube+ yet? You probably should…

What do you get if you cross BitTorrent with cyberlockers, and also with unlicensed streaming sites? A creative industry lawyer's nightmare/delight (delete as appropriate), and also a service called Tube+. It's being promoted...
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BSkyB pub football ruling may have implications for music

British landlady Karen Murphy has prevailed in an appeal against a fine for showing Premiership football matches in her pub via a foreign broadcaster, rather than UK broadcaster BSkyB. Well, we say ‘prevailed’...
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CSI offers Facebook game bonuses to TV show viewers

Here's an interesting way to link a media property with a social game. US crime drama CSI has its own Facebook game, published by Ubisoft.