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Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon Go to U.S. Appeals Court to Overturn Royalty Increase (EXCLUSIVE)

Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon.com have teamed up to appeal a controversial ruling by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board that, if it goes through, would increase payouts to songwriters by 44%, Variety has learned. – Jem Aswad & Chris Willman, Variety » https://ift.tt/2H4d99f
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Spotify officially launches in India, with free music on-demand

The company said that for India, people using the free tier can play any song on demand, while people in other countries can only listen to songs on shuffle in the free mode. Additionally, it has built multilingual recommendations and specially curated playlists for listeners in the country. The streaming service is also offering a 30-day free trial of its premium service. – Ivan Mehta, The Next Web » https://ift.tt/2NunQ5i

T-Mobile to Release Free Mobile TV Service in Coming Weeks: Source

[T-Mobile] has plans to launch the mobile TV service based on licensed Xumo technology through its Layer3 division, which provides free over-the-top (non-cable or satellite) television and video-on-demand services, the source said. Some customers will be able to watch live and pre-recorded content via mobile phones and through internet-connected devices, similar to AT&T’s Watch TV or Verizon’s now-defunct go90. The app for the mobile streaming service will come preinstalled on several T-Mobile devices, including some Samsung phones. – Michelle Castillo, Cheddar » http://bit.ly/2CLYFX1

Disney+ won’t debut any Star Wars movies for streaming

[CEO Bob] Iger also said he doesn’t know how much subscribing to the service will cost. “We haven’t even decided what we’re going to charge for it,” he said. Iger previously said that Disney’s streaming service will be priced below rival Netflix’s monthly rate, which is $11 a month for a standard plan in the US. – Joan E. Solsman, CNET https://cnet.co/2LPqSjV

MobiTV adds second data centre to support streaming video

The [Atlanta] location, operated by Digital Realty, already serves as a point-of-presence for MobiTV’s managed service connectivity and will become a new redundant site for the company’s Sacramento-based data centre, in order to provide greater resiliency for its video delivery service. The site will be available for failover, according to MobiTV, providing the capability to restore service for live programming in as little as one minute. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News http://bit.ly/2GSInRv
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