— *CBS Interactive* gets official Grammy role: The digital arm of CBS (NYSE: CBS) has been named the official online partner of The Recording Academy to distribute Grammy-related assets from the company’s various platforms such as CBS.com, CBS Mobile and Last.fm. In their two-year agreement, CBS Interactive will develop online programming, communities and promotions for the Grammy brand and awards show broadcast. Currently in the works: a live online, pre-show special for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, a live stream of the pre-telecast ceremony, behind-the-scenes footage and a radio widget from Last.fm, all tied into an online community allowing music fans to interact. This, of course, is key to getting attention for the recently launched Last.fm on-demand music service.
— *Disney* Channel launches Taiwan broadband service: The Disney (NYSE: DIS) Channel launched its first broadband service in the Asia Pacific region Friday, and its third service in the world. Taiwan’s new Disney [email protected] offers full-length, Mandarin-dubbed and Chinese-subtitled episodes of both animated and live-action series free of charge via Disney’s broadband player. Refreshed weekly, the site will also offer original content created especially for the Taiwanese audience. With internet penetration in the country at a whopping 73 percent, among the highest in the world, the site has 2.3 million unique visitors per month. (Via Hollywood Reporter.)
— MySpace, MTV and AP host pre-Super Tuesday candidate forum: MySpace and MTV, along with the Associated Press, will broadcast Closing Arguments: A Presidential Super Dialogue — a “final” chance for candidates polling above 10 percent to get their message out to younger demos before Super Tuesday. So far Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee have confirmed their participation; John McCain, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Barack Obama and John Edwards have been invited. The program will be broadcasted and streamed live on MTV’s channels and ChooseOrLose.com, MySpace, the AP Online Video Network, mobile devices via MTV Mobile, radio via XM (NSDQ: XMSR), MTV and AP Radio and translated into Spanish and shown on ImpreMedia’s LaVibra.