Remember this update about Norwegian broadcaster NRK putting an episode of a TV show on Bittorrent? Probably not. It's not like developments in Norwegian TV are particularly big news. We understand. Still, the DRM-free download was a massive success for...
We normally leave fluffy stories involving blond popstars up to our friends at Shiny Shiny, but in that instance, I just can't resist poking fun at Madonna, with the news her film is going...straight to the internet!
She claims that her directorial debut Filth and Wisdom is bypassing the cinema because she is "a beginner so I think I should start off in an understated way. Just because I'm established in one field doesn't mean that's how I should approach anything else I do". As much as she insists she doesn't want her reputation as a pop goddess to give her an advantage over other film makers, the film got slated after it was premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last week.
"I've been speaking to iTunes...
According to the BBC, over 17 million programmes were watched or downloaded on demand via the BBC's iPlayer catch-up service in the first seven weeks of its full launch, with the BBC's Director General Mark Thompson comparing its the arrival to that of colour TV in the 1960s.
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So it looks like HD DVD has died. That doesn't bother me much as I can't tell the difference between HD and normal telly from the comfort of my uncomfortable DFS sofa, so I'm yet to bother upgrading to any new movie formats.
But my "old" DVD collection is huge - although it only covers a relatively small period of time, back when DVD was the hot new thing.
It starts in late 1999 when I blew a ludicrous £500 on a Sony DVD player (that broke after 18 months...
Mark Thompson, Director General of the BBC, has stated that their incredibly popular iPlayer web-based catchup service will come fully to Mac users by the end of the year.
We already knew that both the BBC Trust and the UK Government were committed to
Hey, better rummage around in your loft and find your dusty slim 'n lite PSP, careful you don't step on that waffle griddle up there!
Now that you've got your once-beloved handheld console from just a few months ago in your hands, crank it up and download...
QTRAX, which originally launched back in 2002 but closed down due to avoid the risk of legal action, has relaunched today.
It claims that users will be able to find and download between 25 and 30 million copyrighted music tracks, with the blessing of a large proportion of the music industry.
"QTRAX is a magical and game-changing service that revolutionizes the way fans consume digital music," said QTRAX President and CEO Allan Klepfisz.
Well, possibly not revolutionary. We've seen a shift towards "free" ad-supported music streaming and download services recently.
It seems that there's always a new way to stir up the age old rift between PC and Mac users, and the latest report to have a go comes from the NPD Group research firm, who even go as far as to state that, "there's still a cultural divide between Apple consumers and the rest of the computing world".
Well, I suppose we knew that really. Apparently, half of Mac owners surveyed say that they have paid to download songs from sites such as iTunes, compared to 16% of PC owners.
In addition, Mac users are more likely to buy music CDs — 32% compared to 28% of PC users.
If you're a bit disappointed by the 24 slightly old movies that've just gone up on the new UK Xbox Live Video Store today, don't cry about it - Warner will be coming to the rescue of film fans before the end of the year.
Specifically, Warner has said that Batman Begins will be up before 2008, with the older Batman Forever and Analyze That also appearing on Xbox Live before you have...