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Premium TV, the operator of official Web sites for football clubs, has signed an exclusive deal with joint owner NTL to provide football fans with broadband and related services. The company has created a bundled package for fans that consists of an NTL broadband connection and a free subscription to PTV's 'World' service, which provides them with daily audio and video content.

Freeserve has lost on three out of four points in an appeal to the Competition Commission in its ongoing dispute with Oftel, but is claiming victory after the telecoms watchdog agreed to reinvestigate BT's broadband pricing strategies.

AOL has introduced a new email anti-virus service for its 2m UK subscribers in a bid to combat the rising tide of malicious code by automatically scanning attachments. The service, powered by McAfee anti-virus technology, will scan incoming and outgoing attachments and doesn't require the user to install any software or opt-in. The technology will be on the look out for viruses, worms and Trojan horses, and will attempt to remove any malicious code before sending the message. The user will be informed - via a pop-up window - if an attachment contains a virus and cannot be sent or received.

Nokia is to launch a new device that sends images directly to a mobile phone, one of the first uses of machine-to-machine technology. A wall-mounted surveillance camera dubbed 'the Observation Camera' that can send images directly to a mobile phone will be available this summer in the US with an imminent launch in the UK.

Apple is denying reports that it may buy Vivendi Universal's record label. Countering speculation that it's close to buying the record label, Apple Computer said Wednesday that it has never offered to make such an investment or purchase.

Wireless marketing agency Enpocket has joined forces with Team Virgin Mobile Yamaha in a bid to create an exclusive SMS club for fans of the 2003 British Superbike Championship. The company will launch the Team Virgin Mobile Club this weekend at Thruxton in a bid to 'deepen fans involvement and enjoyment of the championship', by providing them with a chance to win prizes that money can't buy. Prizes include personal riding tuition from Team Virgin Mobile riders Steve Hislop and Gary Mason, signed memorabilia, VIP hospitality and pit lane passes.

The maker of Tekken computer games Namco has offered to merge with troubled rival Sega to in a bid to create Japan's largest games software company.
 

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Nice news round up, thanks Net1. :)