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Virgin, Universal team for iTunes attack

virgin-media-logoYet more activity in the all-you-can-eat music subscription space, with Universal teaming up with Virgin Media to promise a music download subscription service for broadband users.

Touted as the “world’s first unlimited music download subscription service”. Virgin Media’s broadband customers will be able to stream and download as many songs and albums as they like from Universal’s artists. These songs will play back on any iPod, MP3 player, mobile phone or computer. The music can then be kept forever.

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Virgin Media and BSkyB reach peace deal

Virgin Media and BSkyB have ended their conflict, reaching an accord which will cause Virgin’s channels to stay on BSkyB and channels from the latter broadcaster return to Virgin.

The first agreement will see the return, on 13 November, of Sky’s Basic channels – including Sky1, Sky2, Sky3, Sky News, Sky Sports News, Sky Arts 1, Sky Arts 2, Sky Real Lives and Sky Real Lives 2 – to Virgin Media’s cable TV service.

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Virgin Media plans online music service

Virgin Media has confirmed it plans to launch its own online music portal, expanding content it makes available through its TV on-demand music service to be available online.

NMW spoke with Virgin Media TV CEO of content, Malcolm Wall, who talked about creating a portal for music which he says would be “enriched” with the “power brands around entertainment”. (A way of discussing human creativity that frankly really turns me off, sorry).
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Virgin Media considering legal file-sharing?

The stage seems set for the introduction of a legal file-sharing system for music in the UK, with reports linking pioneering online site, Playlouder, with Virgin Media in hatching such a plot.

Take it back. The whispering began last night when PaidContent’s Robert Andrews revealed, “One of the UK’s top ISPs is preparing to launch an unlimited music service that would see it pay record labels for songs illegally downloaded by its customers.”
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