Google shuts down video service

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Google is shutting down its premium video service, leaving users who have bought or rented content unable to view their videos in the future.

In an e-mail to users the web giant said that money spent on videos would not be refunded.
Customers are being offered fixed credit on the firm's online payment system, Google Checkout, instead.
The move comes nine months after Google paid $1.65bn for online site You Tube, which also sells some video.
Google started selling video content on its video site in January last year, offering programs such as Survivor, CSI and Star Trek for about $1.99 (£1).
Google co-founder Larry Page launched the service at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, but the success of YouTube has made Google Video increasingly irrelevant. Jupiter analyst David Card said Google's decision to stop people from watching content they had already bought from the service was a mistake.

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