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Virgin Media in Ireland ordered to stem file-sharing

Time was (15 years ago) when the headlines in digital music were dominated by the war on ISPs and attempts to get them to stop their customers illegally filesharing, so we felt a keening sense of nostalgia when we read that...
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Can British ISPs agree to collect data on repeat filesharers?

The often-uneasy relationship between British ISPs and creative industry bodies like the BPI could be in for a few more bumps in the weeks ahead.
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Spotify launches app for Samsung Smart TVs

Spotify has launched an app for Samsung's Smart TV line of connected televisions, and plans to support its Blu-ray players & home entertainment systems.
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Netflix signs up 1m UK and Irish members in seven months

Streaming films and TV service Netflix says it has signed up 1m members in the UK and Ireland in the seven months since launching there.
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Virgin Media creates Spotify app, blocks Newzbin 2

Virgin Media has created a new app for Spotify, giving users access to playlists and album reviews curated by their music editorial team.
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Spotify clogs up Virgin’s pipes

The Register reports that Virgin Media has been having trouble with some of its ISP customers complaining about Spotify streaming.
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Virgin Media website attacked by Anonymous after Pirate Bay block

Poor old Virgin Media, it seems to cop all the bad luck. Having blocked access to The Pirate Bay on the orders of the UK's High Court, the ISP found itself subject to the wrath of online collective Anonymous, which knocked...
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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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Virgin Media and TalkTalk won’t voluntarily block Newzbin2

A recent High Court order in the UK has forced ISP BT to block its customers from accessing the Newzbin2 site, but what about its rivals?
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Spotify and Virgin Media reveal first bundling plans

Virgin Media has confirmed that new and recontracting customers signing up to Virgin's fibre optic home broadband service will get six months of Spotify Premium for free as part of its deal with Spotify to bundle the service...
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Spotify and Virgin Media reveal first bundling plans

Virgin Media has confirmed the first details of how it'll be offering Spotify to its broadband and mobile customers in the UK. New and recontracting customers signing up to Virgin's fibre optic home broadband service will...
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Virgin Media promises ‘significantly’ cheaper Spotify subscriptions

Earlier this month, UK ISP Virgin Media finally announced its deal with Spotify, promising to offer the streaming music service to its customers over broadband, mobiles and TVs. At the time, the ISP was deliberately vague...