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Redbox and Paramount announce multi-year deal for release day DVD rentals

Redbox and Paramount announce multi-year deal for release day DVD rentals

I have been irritated at the Hollywood studios for a while now when it comes to how they handle releasing DVDs. The problem is that some of the big studios won’t let kiosks like Redbox get the films on the day they launch. The big issue I take with that is it prevents me from seeing the films I want to rent.

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Redbox Thinks They’re Ready for Video Games

Redbox Thinks They’re Ready for Video Games

We're sure you've fallen victim to it, at least a couple times. On your way out of the supermarket or Walmart, you see a giant red box, and it beckons you, like the bull to the red cape. And you realize too late that you suddenly want to watch a movie, almost like you've always wanted to watch a movie, but you just hadn't realized it yet. Well, now it looks like Redbox is hoping you continue to fall victim to their wiles, but this time they want another dollar, so you can go home and play that copy of Tiger Woods you've been dying to play.

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Blockbuster might close up shop; online rentals may be to blame

Blockbuster might close up shop; online rentals may be to blame

I love Netflix as much as the next gal, but it seems these online video rental and streaming services are really knocking a dent in the brick and mortar rental industry. It's so bad that Blockbuster is fairly positive they won't be able to stay in business anymore.

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Netflix Updates hit Facebook

Netflix Updates hit Facebook

What isn't on Facebook these days? Well, it looks like now you can let your friends know what movies you've rented and watched too with the Netflix Updates application for Facebook. It's a simple way to let people know one more thing about your personal life.

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Netflix doesn’t throttle connection

Netflix doesn’t throttle connection

Some people thought that Netflix was throttling their service awhile ago, but now it seems that was all hearsay. According to Neil Hunt of Netflix, they do not throttle their movie streaming service at all. Rather, the problem with connection speeds lies solely with the ISPs. Continue Reading

Netflix instant-streaming for Nintendo Wii?

Netflix instant-streaming for Nintendo Wii?

A recent Netflix survey has suggested the possibility of the company's streaming DVD rental appearing on the Nintendo Wii.  According to the survey, the system would require a "Netflix Instant Streaming Disc" - at a one-off cost of $9.99 - which would be loaded into the console whenever titles from the user's Netflix subscription were to be streamed.

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iTunes HD Movie purchases: $19.99 to keep

iTunes HD Movie purchases: $19.99 to keep

Apple have announced the addition of high-definition movie purchases to the iTunes store, building on the existing rental functionality.  Now, as well as renting new-release HD movies for $4.99, users will also be able to buy them for $19.99.  As of March 21st Twilight will be available to buy in HD, followed by Quantum of Solace on March 24th; there are already multiple titles in the back-catalog available to buy in HD.

 

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Blockbuster’s Total Access in-store movie exchanges are not longer ‘Free’

Blockbuster’s Total Access in-store movie exchanges are not longer ‘Free’

Just i thought Blockbuster's Total Access is on to something with the upcoming video game rentals, apparent something is going away, and if you are a Total Access subscriber, i guarantee you wouldn't be pleased. I got this email from Blockbuster today with an exciting header that reads “No More Due Dates for free in-store exchanges”! That’s a shocker! Now I can keep my Total Access’s in-store redeems for as long as I want? Heck yeah but Wrong! The Blue Envelop online rental is up to no good: Yes, there will be no time frame for in-store exchange but it will count as the regular rented item, in other words, the upcoming Total Access will entitle you to access both in-store and online movies, but not longer free. Shame on them to continue promoting "Free" In-store exchange. Read the new Total Access features after the cut.

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Blockbuster Total Access to include video game rentals from the mail

Blockbuster Total Access to include video game rentals from the mail

I’m on the verge of canceling my $34.99 per month Blockbuster Total Access, it’s the most pricey movie rental program on the market, and frankly, I haven’t got the time to watch a single movie from the last couple months. But the company announcement today of a pilot program might changed my mind; coming next quarter, they will add video game rentals to the Total access package for the expenses of $5 more.

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Roku Amazon VOD is in beta, could come with YouTube access

Roku Amazon VOD is in beta, could come with YouTube access

Word from the Roku forums is that the company has begun a private beta of their new Amazon Video-on-Demand (VOD) service.  The update, which is believed to be included in version 2.0, will also seemingly bring YouTube access, at least according to this screengrab, where the YouTube logo is seen to the right of the Netflix logo.

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Blockbuster ramps up VOD service with Sonic Solutions

Blockbuster ramps up VOD service with Sonic Solutions

After launching its first on-demand set-top box, which uses 2Wire’s streaming video player to offer instant movie download though TV set; Blockbuster teams up with Sonic Solutions to expand its video library and digital download services though a variety of consumer electronics devices.

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Niveus Media inked with HDGIANT to expand Premium Movie Collections

Niveus Media inked with HDGIANT to expand Premium Movie Collections

Already providing one of the industry’s best media player and networked media server, Niveus looks to expand its content services via HDGiants to bring HD quality feature films directly through the company’s Niveus Movie Library application.

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