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TiVo loses support for Blockbuster On Demand

TiVo loses support for Blockbuster On Demand

We have some bad news for TiVo owners who enjoy streaming video from Blockbuster On Demand. Blockbuster has announced that it will stop supporting TiVo DVR's on March 31, 2012. You can read the official TiVo statement at the bottom of this post, but in a nutshell, Blockbuster claims it's updating its technology platform and won't be able to support TiVo in the future.

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Redbox gobbles up Blockbuster Express kiosks for $100 million

Redbox gobbles up Blockbuster Express kiosks for $100 million

It looks like the end is near for Blockbuster, the company is shutting down even more of its retail locations that aren't making money and now there will be even less Blockbuster exposure around the country. Redbox has agreed to purchase the Blockbuster Express kiosks that NCR operates around the country. NCR picked up those kiosks after Blockbuster filed bankruptcy. The purchase will land Redbox 10,000 more kiosk locations.

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Netflix video game rental idea is axed

Netflix video game rental idea is axed

If you were waiting for the day when you could watch Family Guy on your iPad, pop Indiana Jones into your DVD player, and wait for the latest Call of Duty game to appear in your mailbox, all while only logging into one online account, your dreams have been quashed. Specifically, the Call of Duty part. Video streaming giant Netflix has dismissed its plans to add video game titles to its mail-order rental library.

Warner Bros won’t let Netflix DVD renters add its flicks to their rental queue for 28 days

Warner Bros won’t let Netflix DVD renters add its flicks to their rental queue for 28 days

Warner Brothers and some of the other major movie studios are making it really hard on people that rent movies via Netflix and other services. The moviemakers are trying to force users to go back to the old days of movie rentals where you went into a store to rent or just bought the movie. The world has moved on, but Hollywood refuses to see that for the most part.

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Dish Network to axe more Blockbuster retail stores

Dish Network to axe more Blockbuster retail stores

When Dish Network purchased the ailing Blockbuster rental chain last year, it had planned to keep about 90% of the stores around the country open. That means that 10% of the stores fell under the knife straight away and were closed. Dish Network noted at CES that it was set to axe every one of the stores around the country not making money.

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No Matter Who Owns Blockbuster, It’s a Joke

No Matter Who Owns Blockbuster, It’s a Joke

Like many others, I’ve been extremely critical of Blockbuster over the years. I’ve felt that the company has failed to see the changing times, and has generally lost all sense of what consumers are after.

So, when Dish acquired Blockbuster earlier this year, I thought it might be a good thing for the formerly dominant rental firm. I thought that Dish could find a way to revive Blockbuster’s ailing business model, and return it to a place where it would no longer be viewed as a joke.

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 17, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 17, 2011

It was a disappointing week for Apple fans eager to pick up a new MacBook Air and OS X Lion, as both were no-shows with a launch looking to be next Thursday or Friday instead. The much anticipated Spotify music streaming service did open its doors to the US finally, although by invite-only. Google had an excellent earnings call and Microsoft revealed upcoming some Windows Phone Mango handsets. Continue after the cut for the roundup video and links.

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Blockbuster Attempts Neftlix Customer Thievery in Wake of Price Hikes

Blockbuster Attempts Neftlix Customer Thievery in Wake of Price Hikes

If you're not aware that Netflix is raising their prices in all sects, you're not a Netflix customer. On the other hand, you'd have to not be Netflix customer to give a hoot what Blockbuster was doing with their video plans. But that's just the plan Blockbuster has, to scoop up the Netflix customers who've recently left the movie rental group because of the rising prices they've recently revealed. What Blockbuster has here is a 30-day free trial of their normally $9.99 to $14.99 per month service known as Blockbuster Total Access.

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Blockbuster drops price of in store rentals to compete with Netflix and Redbox

Blockbuster drops price of in store rentals to compete with Netflix and Redbox

Blockbuster went into bankruptcy after its expensive rentals and high late fees helped to drive the average consumer to kiosk rentals and streaming services. Blockbuster was for a long time the biggest rental chain in the country and had multiple stores in many areas. The company isn't alone, the entire DVD market is seeing profits drop. Blockbuster was recently purchased by Dish Network and the rental store has now announced some changes to their in store rental policies.

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