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Yahoo Unveils Platinum Subscription Service

More details on the Yahoo Platinum multimedia subscription service, launched today (More factual details in company’s press release). Even though Yahoo is heavily dependant on sports (NCAA), the rights are owned by Sportsline, which bought them from its partial owner CBS. Sportsline completed that deal late last month, and it decided to make the games available through Yahoo to get them to the market. But for next year, Sportsline will consider setting up its own service, according to the story.

In another story in, George Mannes believes that Yahoo’s prior efforts in Internet broadcasting, including the purchase of and the development of the now-defunct financial news channel FinanceVision, dos not augur well for it.