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It appears that in the fierce battle between the streaming music offerings, Slacker Radio is upping the ante. Slacker now offers three tiers of service that range from the entirely free Slacker Basic Radio service, to the ad-free Slacker Radio Plus to on-demand access with Slacker Premium Radio for $9.99/month.
Slacker Premium Radio now allows:
• Search, play and replay specific songs or entire albums
• Create specific playlists on mobile and on the web
• Off-line playback of stations, playlists and albums on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Android and BlackBerry smartphones
• Replay specific songs on programmed and custom stations
• Browse and play “Favorite” songs, now collected in one location
• Unlimited song skipping
• Ad-free listening
• Complete song lyrics (when available)
• Browse Top Charts on all Slacker genre stations
• “Peek Ahead” artist, album and song preview
• Ability to skip forward and backward
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TVNow have a mobile video on-demand application for BlackBerry that is starting to take-in content and should be ready to go live in the near future. Obviously the most important element for video on-demand is content which can make or break a video app.
TVNow’s first set of videos will be instructional clips. “For example, we have a cooking series,” says company creator Andrew Tidby. “So, it’s going to be like having a cookbook and a TV series in your pocket.”
The company is also looking to acquire higher value content in its second phase. “What’s going to happen sooner rather than later,” he said, “is that if you want to watch Family Guy or Lost, you just punch it into your phone and watch it there, or have it beamed directly to your television through your phone.”
Tidby said TVNow will partner with the National Film Board of Canada, so that users can watch any of their short movies, anytime, anywhere. He also hopes to engage the BBC and the Sundance Film Festival, so viewers can have access to international programming and independent films.
One of the many problems they will face are content laws. TVNow is a Canadian born company which could pose many hurdles. For example, Canada is limited in its ability to provide Comedy Network content because Comedy Central is the main provider in Canada. Also, Canadians cannot get access to free NBC content from Hulu, making it even more of a pain for Canadians to get good content.
This app will really need some great content to succeed and it doesn’t take much. One major deal with HBO and some movies could really make this app worthwhile.
Rogers gets a lot of internet flack which culminated around the time of the iPhone launch when customers were unhappy about data rates. This was a funny situation because after an “all you can eat” data plan was introduced, it turned out most users didn’t use 10% of the available data. In any case, Rogers is offering its “On Demand” service which brings us all wonderful things such as streaming XM Radio, Concert videos, TV shows and best of all, NHL Hockey video highlights and much more.
Pricing for the service is set at $15 for Unlimited Music or $15 Unlimited Clips, bundle up and get Unlimited Music incl. Radio and Unlimited Video Clips for $25. The service also offers a pay per use but they include some heavy fees such as a “Transport Fee.” This is the sort of fee that is common in the mobile industry. Carriers love to charge the “because we can” fee to their customers and they’re about to snap. It’s only a matter of time until a class-action lawsuit removes these garbage scams.
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