Mirror and Independent launch electronically on Internet

The Daily Mirror and The Independent have joined forces with America Online to launch electronic versions of their newspapers, available on the Internet to more than 5 million subscribers.

Mirror Group and Newspaper Publishing have signed up as official partners with AOL and are providing the service’s first online national newspapers.

Mirror Group now plans to put its other titles – the Sunday Mirror, The Sunday People, Sporting Life, Daily Record and Sunday Mail – online, along with elements from its cable TV channel L!ve TV.

AOL, a joint venture between America Online Inc and German media group Bertelsmann, launched in the UK in January. It boasts 5 million subscribers, who pay at least 5.95 per month.

Westminster Cable has unveiled details of its video-on-demand trials for cable TV subscribers. The first phase of the trial reveals that Blackadder is the most requested item overall and Bram Stoker’s Dracula the most requested movie.

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