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,...
August 12, 2011
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,...
June 21, 2011
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...
June 15, 2011
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...
April 19, 2011
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’...
February 4, 2011
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.
February 2, 2011
Roku set-top box making hay from music apps
Here's more evidence that streaming music apps are going to be popular on connected TVs.
January 7, 2011
Spotify now on TVs (in Sweden and Finland)
Streaming music service Spotify just leaped onto its third platform: the TV. The service has launched its app for 120,000 of TeliaSonera's digital TV customers in Sweden and Finland. The app can only be used by people who've...
June 10, 2010
VidZone launches pre-programmed music TV channels
We wrote about VidZone when it launched last year: it's an on-demand music video service for Sony's PlayStation 3 console. It's signed up three million users since then, and is now evolving with a new feature: VidZone TV
April 23, 2010
Spotify heading to TVs this summer (in Finland)
Customers of Finnish ISP TeliaSonera will be able to get Spotify through their TVs this summer, as part of an exclusive marketing deal signed between the two companies.
March 10, 2010
Samsung unveils its app store for TVs
One of Samsung's big announcements at the CES show last night was its new Samsung Apps store, which is designed to be fully cross-platform, working on mobile phones, Blu-ray players and connected TVs. That means people -...
January 7, 2010