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Netflix On Xbox 360 Exclusively: Analysis

Netflix and Microsoft have signed a deal to stream films and TV programmes to the Xbox 360. Starting in the autumn, over 10,000 films and TV episodes available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers who are Netflix subscribers, all for no additional cost.

Flickr/Getty Deal: Analysis

The deal between Getty and Flickr, which exclusively gives Getty the right to pick the best images from Flickr and sell them via to their customers in the creative, commercial and editorial industries — they call it the ‘first commercial licensing opportunity for photo-enthusiasts in the Flickr community’ — is, in many ways, inevitable. [...]

YouTube Screening Room: ‘Serious’ Content For YouTube

YouTube Screening Room has officially been released following a couple of rumours knocking around about it. YouTube’s stated intention is that they want to give the opportunity to the “tens of thousands of films” that are produced every year to be seen by a wider audience.

Warner Music And Last.FM Part Company: Brief Analysis

Friday saw the news that Warner Music and Last.FM had ended their arrangement to have Warner’s music play on the free on-demand music streaming service that Last.FM runs. It’s unclear if Warner’s dropped Last.FM or if Warner’s were themselves dropped.

Radiohead Pay-What-You-Want Album, A ‘One Off’

Thom Yorke has said that the ‘In rainbows’ album that surprised the world — and frankly gave them a near incalculable amount of free publicity — was a ‘one off.’ Yorke went on to say “I think it was a one-off response to a particular situation,” which we read as, our contract came to an [...]

Archos Content Portal Expands: Paramount & Porn

Here in London today, Archos has announced an expansion of content that’s available through the Archos Content Portal and Media Club – alongside three other announcements today (more later, including podcasts).

Warner Drop DRM On 7Digital

Warner Music is making its music catalogue available on music service 7digital in MP3 format, without no content protection. Having a peruse of the 7digial site, we see that they’re also banging out albums for £5/€6.99 — for a limited period — which for a track-filled album like Hatful of Hollow by the Smiths can [...]

Audio Network Music ‘Blanket License’ Wins Tiscali Deal

Audio Network, a rights-cleared music library, has announced a deal with Tiscali, enabling the use of their 12,000+ music tracks to be used on Tiscali’s AV productions that will be distributed over their network.

Do 97% Of The UK Intend To Xmas Shop Online?

A recent survey has reported that 97 per cent of those who responded intended to do a ‘substantial proportion’ of their Christmas shopping online. Having written about online activity for more years that we care to remember – six, as you’re asking – we know that there’s been a thirst for online shopping growing, the [...]

Imeem Social Network Sign Universal Music Deal

Media-focused social network, imeem, has just signed a deal with Universal Music Group, enabling their 19 million users to attach music and videos to their profiles, helping them “express themselves.”