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Buy & Keep goes live on Sky Store

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BSkyB has confirmed that the Sky Store ‘Buy & Keep’ download-to-own service is now available for ‘connected’ Sky customers, letting them for the first time buy movies as well as rent them. Sky says the Buy & Keep offers the simplicity and convenience of an HD digital movie download, with the added bonus of the original DVD sent by post [...]

FCC signs off ‘white space’ super Wi-Fi

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The Federal Communications Commission has removed the final obstacle to the commercial use of the “white spaces” of unused spectrum between broadcast TV channels. “With [the] approval of the first TV white spaces database and device, we are taking an important step towards enabling a new wave of wireless innovation,” said Julius Genachowski, the FCC chairman. “Unleashing white spaces spectrum [...]

Maine out at Solaris Mobile

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Matt Child is Solaris Mobile’s new CEO replacing Steve Maine who has left “to pursue other professional interests”. Dublin-based Solaris Mobile is the Eutelsat/SES joint-venture set up in 2006 to develop next-generation mobile communication services. Designed initially as a satellite and terrestrial platform in support of DVB-H and S-band transmissions to cellular and handheld devices, the company has struggled to [...]

HMV Movies on demand from FilmFlex

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Entertainment and technology retailer HMV and FilmFlex Movies have announced the launch of an HMV-branded movies-on-demand service. HMV is joining the growing band of businesses offering an online film rental service as it seeks to benefit from the increasing demand for digital film services and counter falling sales in its High Street stores. The service will be in competition with [...]

Kroes: Copyright system failing

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Neelie Kroes, the EC’s Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, has renewed her criticism of Europe’s copyright regime, suggesting that the artist should be put at the centre of not only copyright law, but of the EU’s whole policy on culture and growth. Addressing the Forum d’Avignon event – which brings together players from the worlds of culture, the creative industries, [...]

Logitech drops Google TV

Logitech has pulled the plug on Google TV set-top boxes, saying consumers just aren’t ready for the device which merges television and the Internet. “Google TV or the child of Google TV or the grandchild of Google TV will happen,” said Guerrino De Luca, the chairman and acting chief executive of the Swiss computer peripherals maker. “The integration of television [...]

Murdoch “respected and trusted” by Sky CEO

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After he spent another bruising couple of hours testifying on whether it was incompetence or dishonesty that lead to senior execs at News International not dealing with phone hacking and bribing police, James Murdoch will have been relieved to have the BSkyB board back his continued chairmanship. The board took the unusual step of publicly outlining its continued and unanimous [...]

ITV close to Netflix output deal

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ITV is reported to be in advanced discussions with Netflix about an output deal for video streaming service’s UK and Ireland launch. The deal would give Netflix access to ITV’s archive of shows as it boosts its content for the subscription service. Last week it announced a movie output deal with MGM. Netflix is also said to be talking with [...]

Disney partners YouTube for original content

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Disney Interactive Media and YouTube are to co-invest $10 million to $15 million on original video series. These video shorts will be produced by Disney and distributed on a co-branded channel on Disney.com and YouTube. The channel will also include some UGC uploaded to YouTube daily. In a reversal of Disney’s go-it-alone Internet strategy, Disney is now looking to capture [...]

Virgin Media adds 6000+ subs

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Virgin Media has won back 6,300 cable customers in the third quarter of 2011, partly making up for losses of 36,000 over the summer after students disconnected for the holidays. Financial results showed that revenues grew 2.2 per cent to £1 billion year on year, marking a 3.3 per cent rise for the first nine months of the year. Overall [...]

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