British supermarket chain Tesco is reportedly keen to divest itself of peripheral businesses in 2015, including its BlinkBox family of digital entertainment services. Earlier this week, ISP TalkTalk emerged as a potential buyer of them, although the Financial Times stressed in its report that “talks are ongoing and any deal could yet fall apart”. As in previous rumours about a BlinkBox sale, the emphasis in the report was on BlinkBox’s Netflix-style streaming TV and films service rather than the streaming music service it launched out of the ashes of 2012 acquisition we7. Still, TalkTalk as a streaming music player is an interesting prospect, given the ISP’s past clashes with industry body the BPI over piracy.

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