3UK Expands Music Video Service, With Dual Download

Something I missed while I was at the conference last week: 3UK has signed a deal with Groove Mobile to sell music videos via a dual-download service. “The video downloads will cost GBP 1.49 (US$2.95), with audio tracks still at GBP 1.29 (US$2.56) for existing 3UK customers. In the event that a customer loses or deletes a video, they are able to re-download the video up to three times, free of charge” reports TMCnet. The file sent to the computer is a higher-quality WMV file. The service will launch with 1,000 videos, which is three times the previous mobile-only service — although I’m not sure why it’s limited to that…what’s to stop them offering all the music videos they can? The Groove audio track service allows people to search the service on the net so this one should too, and I really can’t see any good reason to limit the numbers (I’m guessing Groove would offer more if it could, but only guessing). The service will include videos from UMG, EMI, WMG and Sony BMG, plus some independent labels.