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Comedy Central blocks international visitors from Daily Show, Colbert Report

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International fans of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are no longer able to see videos from the show – including the archival videos from both show’s history – after Comedy Central upgraded its video player and blocked international visitors. Previously, both sites allowed international visitors to watch clips of the show, including the latest episodes. The only parts that were geoblocked were full episodes. Now, you must be [...]

Foxtel expands availability to Telstra T-Box

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Your mobile phone and your Xbox 360 are not the only places where you can now watch Foxtel, with Telstra announcing that it will offer 30 channels from the Foxtel channel lineup to its customers who are using its T-Box set-top box. The deal would mean that consumers will be able to stream the best of Foxtel’s lineup of channels, all unmetered via BigPond. Channels include FOX 8, CNN International, [...]

AOL buys Huffington Post for $315m, creates new “Media Group”

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AOL will buy the left-leaning blog The Huffington Post in a deal worth $315 million and will see AOL’s media content to be merged with the blog to create a new media group within AOL, with founder Arianna Huffington full editorial control over AOL’s media properties. AOL’s media properties include popular tech websites Engadget and recent addition TechCrunch along with its news content. AOL’s buy is worth $315 million, with [...]

Pirate Bay to bring more “fear” to music industry with new site

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Notorious website The Pirate Bay is said to be launching a new project – dubbed “The Music Bay” – that aims to instil more fear to the music industry, according to an anonymous Pirate Bay insider talking to TorrentFreak. The site in question – themusicbay.org – is currently used to serve up ads for The Pirate Bay website, but rumours began to grow in recent days that the domain could [...]

Apple, News Corp delay The Daily

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Those who wanted tabloid and trashy journalism, you have to wait a bit. Just a day when leaks of images purporting to show The Daily newspaper layout, Apple and News Corp have decided to delay the announcement of the supposed launch on January 19.

Murdoch’s The Daily iPad newspaper images leaked

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The supposed The Daily iPad newspaper is getting closer to reality after images of the app (albeit small) were discovered on the app’s new website after a bit of digging. Damon Kiesow, from Poynter, went inside the CSS files of the paper’s site – thedaily.com – to find the image. And we can tell it will be in the traditional, Murdoch style with headlines such as “A Bridge to Farve” [...]

Channel 7 signs exclusive deal with Digital Product Placement company

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According to TV Tonight, Network Seven has signed an exclusive deal with MirriAd, a UK company that digitally inserts product placements into TV shows. The difference between traditional product placement and digital product placement is the embedded advertisements are added after filming, during the post-production stage. This could open up plenty of opportunities to add relevant advertisements to a show closer to the air-date. You can see a demo-reel of [...]

Rumours emerge of Seven broadcasting changes

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RUMOUR MILL: A little Facebook posting that claims to be in the “loop” with the Seven Network claims that Seven will be turning off 7mate’s HD channel and will instead mean that the HD channel will transfer to the main channel on the first day of the new year. The HD channel, recently started broadcasting this year, being shut down is highly likely not to happen as the channel is [...]

Coles Myer Gift Card [Gift Idea]

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In my eyes, the best gift someone could give me is money but some people like to give something physical. So whats the next best thing? Gift Cards! It has a monetary value and you can spend it on whatever you want within that store! The best gift card in my eyes is the Coles Myer Gift Card, you can use it in the following stores: Myer, Target, Kmart, Coles, BI-LO, Liquorland, [...]

Facebook colonising the Internet

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The Facebook machine continues to power its way into internet exclusivity, and after brushing aside Google earlier in the year as generating the most market share of visits on the entire web, Facebook now accounts for almost 25% of page views in the United States alone.

ABC signs deal with Yahoo7 for archive content

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Archived programming from public broadcaster ABC will soon appear on Yahoo!7′s PLUS7 catch-up TV service after its commercial arm, ABC Commercial, has announced that it has signed a deal with the website. Shows from the broadcaster such as The Gruen Transfer, The Cook and the Chef and the ABC’s flagship current affairs programming will appear on PLUS7 alongside content from Seven’s stable of programming over its three channels – all [...]

AOL looking to buy Yahoo, talking to private equity firms

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AOL is looking at a potential bid for rival Yahoo and is seeking assistance to fund the bid with several equity firms, according to the Wall Street Journal citing several people “familiar” with the talks. Among the equity partners, Blackstone Group and Silver Lake Partners have expressed interest. Both AOL and Yahoo have changed in the decade – turning from an ISP and search engine/directory to both content powerhouses – [...]

Fairfax Digital launches IPTV service

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Fairfax Media, the owner of The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times and WA Today, has decided to launch an IPTV service of their own to rival ABC iView, 7PLUS, NineMSN Fixplay, TEN and SBS.

“The Social Network” tops US box office, gets rave reviews

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Despite lower-than-expected box office takings in the United States, The Social Network has managed to top the box office list for the weekend, pulling $23 million in its opening weekend (it was expected to pull $25 million, based on the number of people on Facebook). However, as newspaper USA Today pointed out, its fortunes may improve as the target audience for the film – young adults who are web savvy [...]