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Eureka! The OC on MySpace a Cinch to Find

October 31, 2006 5:08 PM

Last week Fox said it would make the season premiere of "The O.C." available on both MySpace.com and on the 24-Fox-owned local television-station Web sites on Oct. 26 (Fox to Debut 'O.C.' on Web Ahead of On-Air Premiere).

I open MySpace.com and look around on the home page to see what’s there and if I can find “The O.C.” I spot on the lower right hand corner a link for “Justice.”

That’s a Fox show, so I click on it to see what happens.

And, drum roll….it works! It actually brings me to a page with “The O.C.”

The pause button works just fine and I switch in and out of full-screen mode seamlessly. I use the scroll bar to move the show forward several minutes. That works too.

And then I check out the Fox local station in Los Angeles, Fox 11.com. In the middle of a page is a link for Fox On Demand. I click on it and it whisks me to a list of Fox shows, including “The OC.” And once again, the show starts right away and plays perfectly.

So there you go. Now I’m going to wait for results, if Fox reports them. My bet—the number of streams will be pretty darn good.

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Comments (2)

Tony:

Anyone else having bother with myspace or is it just my pc?
Last couple of days it seems it wont let me download any song from anywhere.
Anyone having same bother - or anyone how to sort it?

Daisy Whitney:

Hey Tony:

MySpace has installed a number of copyright protection measures when it comes to music recently. I wonder if that's what you're running up against? Where are you trying to get the songs from?

Thanks,

Daisy

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