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Oct 22, 2001  •  Post A Comment

Bloomberg TV ready to make a pit stop
Bloomberg Television has signed on to provide financial content for PointMedia Corp.’s Point TV, an interactive network for gas stations that broadcasts to monitors adjacent to gas pumps. Bloomberg will provide stock quotes as well as its “Midday Report” and “After the Bell” report. Tests at gas stations in the upstate New York markets of Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Newburgh and Hopewell Junction, and in Monroe, Conn., are scheduled to begin this month.
Autodesk completes software acquisition
Autodesk has made its first foray into streaming media with the finalization of its acquisition of Media 100’s streaming media software solutions. The product lines, acquired for $16 million, will be sold through Autodesk’s Discreet Division before the end of the year. The software allows users to create, distribute, repurpose and publish media content for the Internet, corporate intranets or IP-enabled devices such as cellphones and PDAs.
Universal Music signs with FullAudio
Universal Music Publishing has followed the lead of industry giants EMI and Bertelsmann’s BMG Publishing, signing a licensing agreement with FullAudio, the independent digital music subscription service.The two-year nonexclusive pact gives FullAudio subscribers legal access to songs whose digital rights are controlled by Universal. Universal’s roster includes Shania Twain, The Beastie Boys and Alanis Morissette, among others. FullAudio describes the deal as the latest step in its “effort to secure legal content from all music publishers and all five major record labels.”