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Netflix hits a rich vein of form with Youth Mystery Dramas

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Netflix continues to grow from strength to strength, and what was once a Blockbuster-alike video rental is now one of the world’s leading producers of high quality original ’TV’ programming. It is easily my preferred version of ’Television’ (99% of my viewing is on-demand) and its eclectic mix of quality content and superior user experience sees it outpace the likes of Amazon Video and NowTV / Sky - to which I also subscribe.

 

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DisneyLife at launch is a pretty decent stab at an all-round Disney streaming service

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Like many others, I grew up on Disney movies. The first thing I ever saw in the cinema was Disney’s Jungle Book; I had my 7 year old birthday party at the cinema watching Disney’s Robin Hood, and for the first 10 years of my life, the vast majority of cinema experiences were centered around Disney output - including all the Herbies, Escape to Witch Mountain, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea etc. - all present and correct in the current DisneyLife catalogue. Other fond films from Disney&...


Media Owners are still out of tune with the reality of Global Reach

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Readers of this blog will know that I’m a big fan of music and movies. I subscribe to all manner of mailing lists and regularly read up on latest releases on a variety of online movie and music resources. On Facebook I am fan to countless musicians and bands, and am very aware when new releases are out in the marketplace. I initially wrote about this issue 10 years ago, and I’m sad to report that global media availability is still highly idiosyncratic.

 

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Google Music Beta is unlikely to revolutionise Music Industry

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Google Music Beta was one of the main introductions at the recent Google I/O Conference. In essence, it is a Cloud-based music file storage system which has a number of clever features enabled by the Android software that powers / manages it from Android devices.

The idea is that you can store 20,000 or so MP3 files in the Google Cloud, and access these music files in streaming fashion - through any of your Android devices at any time. The software does some clever syncing which allows you to ...

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