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Young people behind surge in online music sales

A new Nielsen//NetRatings report has revealed that young people are the biggest spenders when it comes to online content, with the 16-24 year old age group leading the way.

Overall, UK internet users currently spend an average of £3 a month on downloading content, with videos taking 43% of the market.

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NTL to rebrand as Virgin Media

NTL Telewest has announced that it will change its name to Virgin Media early next year, after acquiring Virgin Mobile for £1 billion in April.

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Xbox gears up for online video downloads

Xbox 360 = online video downloadsOwners of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will soon be able to watch and download a range of movies and TV shows through their consoles.

Microsoft has announced that it plans to rival Apple by renting and selling downloaded movies and TV shows through Xbox Live, though the video service may well be more about the console wars with Sony's PS3 and Nintendo's Wii.

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Online video ad market will grow to $3 bn in 2010

Online video advertising is seeing rapid growth at the moment, with spending increasing by 83% from last year, according to eMarketer.

US online video ad spending will reach $410 million this year, compared with around $74 million in 2005, says the US-based firm. Spending is predicted to rise to almost $3 billion by 2010.

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BSkyB subscriber numbers up, broadband on track

BSkyB today announced a strong rise in subscribers to its pay-TV services, though profits have been hit by the cost of launching a new broadband service.

The company had its best Q1 performance in three years, adding 82,000 digital satellite customers up to September 30th. BSkyB now has 8.25 million subscribers in total.

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Startup provides better search for BBC video clips

Former head of BBC News Online Bob Eggington has launched a video search engine called searchbbcvideo.com to allow users to scour the BBC archives for clips.

The company claims that the new site it does a better job of finding BBC videos than the corporation’s own online search tools.

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Google to surpass Channel 4 in UK ad revenue

Google's Brin and Page Channel 4 has issued a warning that Google is set to overtake them in terms of advertising revenue this year.

The search engine is set to earn £900 million in advertising revenues for the UK market, which will top the predicted Channel 4 figure of around £800 million.

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Self-service ad agency gets WPP financing

Web-based ad agency Spot Runner has confirmed it has gained a new round of funding from WPP, CBS, Interpublic and other major media groups.

The firm, whose site enables small companies to create and place ads on local TV stations, said it had received $40m to expand into new forms of media, including online video, video-on-demand and IPTV.

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BBC and Sky dominate mobile TV market

The BBC and Sky are dominating the nascent market for mobile video and TV services in the UK, according to a study by audience measurement group Telephia.

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ITV swells crew to chase online ads

ITV has hired three new online sales managers in a bid to add some digital lustre to its flagging fortunes.

The struggling broadcaster reportedly appoined Rob Hicks, Alexis James and Fiona Stedman to a team led by online sales controller Vanessa Kent, who took to her newly created post in July.

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The Slingbox Q&A - shaking up the TV industry with technology

Launched six months ago in the UK, Sling Media’s ‘place-shifting’ devices have shaken up the TV value chain to such an extent that broadcasters, ISPs and mobile operators are all seeking deals with the firm.

They use a disruptive technology that allows people to watch TV content remotely from PCs, laptops or mobiles.

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We asked Stuart Collingwood, the company’s VP of Europe, how mobile, web and IPTV developers can make sure they're not left out of the action.

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Video-sharing website Travelistic launches for travellers

Internet startup Travelistic.com - which aims to be the YouTube for travellers - launched yesterday, headed up by one-time CEO and president of MTVi. 

Travelistic launches 'YouTube for travellers'

Travelistic combines user-generated video with professionally produced programming, some of which is exclusive. The self-funded company itself plans to move into content creation, with a travel-themed 'video podcast' in the offing.

Diversion Media built the website using Ruby on Rails, harnessing the Google Maps API in the process to make it easy for users to browse videos by location, in a visual way. Users can also search for videos by tags.

All in all it looks pretty good. We spoke to CEO Nicholas Butterworth to find out a bit more...

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