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45 deals in one press release? We like those odds. RealNetworkshas inked deals with 45 new content partners for Real's Take5, a programming showcase of streaming media that now includes music. Today's kick-off boasts an exclusive new track from Toni Braxton. New partners include eMusic.com, Riffage.com and Garageband.com. There is also a new agreement with Liquid Audio to promote secure music downloads from the Liquid Music Network. This agreement gives Real users access to Liquid's 70,000 downloads, guaranteeing at least 7,000,000 crashed hard drives… InterTrust Technologies announced its support for RioPort's license of the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) codec for use in RioPort's Audio Manager software and related production and delivery tools. InterTrust believes its DRM could permit this higher generation audio format to succeed MP3, and if you believe that, allow us to show you the miracle latex product that will soon replace bacon. You can already get Eminem's new record in AAC from this cool site in Denmark… Launch Media and the BBC Worldwide have joined up to deliver BBC radio content to Launch affiliates. Launch will now offer daily news and entertainment from the BBC. The site recently signed a deal with CNNRadio International as well.After all, music news always sounds more important when read in a plummy British accent…ClickRadio Inc., an Internet radio service, has signed a licensing agreement with BMG that gives ClickRadio rights to BMG's entire catalog. This follows a similar deal with Universal. ClickRadio users click various onscreen symbols for different genres and even "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" responses. Listeners can skip songs or choose more of the same type. The company makes its money by including five minutes of commericials per hour, and these can't be skipped over. When will TiVo come to Internet radio? When!?…Two big portals are actually in the process of slowing down their broadband programs. Because broadband service stillhas limited availability, both Lycos and Yahoo have backed away from new applications and content designed for high-speed platforms. Broadband will eventually be the norm, but the two companies have noted that with most Americans' 14.4 connections, such content tends to move like a tortoise with a leg cramp...

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