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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.
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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.
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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...
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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
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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.
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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 -...
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Reports claim YouTube to launch TV rental service

Would you pay $1.99 to stream (note, NOT download) a TV show on YouTube? What if it was ad-free, and the day after it aired on broadcast TV?