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Broadband Content Bits: IP Vision’s Disney Deal; German IPTV Row; BT Vision Shopping; Turkey-MySpace

IP Vision: The web TV start-up has signed a deal to show Disney (NYSE: DIS) movies on its Freeview-based Fetch TV VOD platform. New films cost £3.49 for 24 hours’ access while library titles are £1.99 for the same period. From C21Media.net.

German IPTV row: The 800,000 customers of Deutsche Telekom’s IPTV service T-Home Entertain won’t be able to access Sky Deutschland content after September 25 when Sky removes it shows from the platform. The two rival broadcasters are competing for market share, with Sky accusing DT in August of carrying out a “very aggressive marking strategy” against it and damaging trust between the pair. From IPTV-news.com.

BT (NYSE: BT) Vision: BT’s IPTV service has launched a 24-hour shopping channels, Vision Shopping, produced by Canis Media and built by Emuse. Viewers can choose from five on-demand categories including home and sport & fitness.

Turkish MySpace ban: Turkey’s government appears to have blocked access to MySpace and last.fm with users reporting that the sites have joined YouTube on the country’s online no-go list. Turkish blog Webrazzi puts the ban down to copyright violations and a possible action from the Turkish Union of Music Producers (M