Crank TV set to launch in February

Oz radio network Austereo and music conglom Sony BMG have pacted to start the first Aussie online music channel.

Dubbed Crank TV, venture is set to launch in February with a one-hour looped program showcasing Sony BMG artists and deejays from the Austereo stable; further product will roll out as the station progresses. Web site Cranktv.com.au will also feature on-demand music video clips, ringtone downloads and podcasts.

Austereo is the largest radio broadcaster in Australia, with 10 major metro stations and four regional joint ventures.

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