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OnLive Not Taking on Netflix Afterall

You may remember not too long ago we told you that OnLive would be teaming up with Vizio to take on the video streaming behemoth otherwise known as Netflix. This would give the company a much needed run for its money as OnLive has proven their streaming expertise with their readily available services. read more…

Blockbuster Express has newer movies, for a price

Blockbuster is putting out certain films in their kiosks that normally come out 28 days to the instant-rent parts.

For example the recent releases of Inception and Knight and Day, which come to the kiosks for a price of $2. read more…

OnLive, Vizio to Take on Netflix Next Year?

When it comes to video streaming in the United States Netflix is the clear winner with their Stream Instantly service available on many different plaforms. However, what if the country’s leading television manufacutrer were to team up with an up and coming game streaming service to take on the instantly streaming behemoth? read more…

Flix on Stix: The next big thing in video rentals?

Are you ready for the next big thing in video rental? How about Flix on Stix? The name alone is catchy enough to make me want to write a check right now.

Flix on Stix is a lot like Redbox, except instead of getting the DVD or Blu-ray, you download it on a thumb drive, or stick. read more…

Congress Passes CALM Act, Banishes Obnoxiously Loud Commercials

Have you ever been flipping through the channels looking for something to watch and suddenly your ears are bombarded with a bunch of hooplah from some random commercial that you don’t care about? read more…

Viacom Bans Google TV From Viewing Their Content, Goodbye Comedy Central and MTV

Google TV has been received quite well thanks to the search engine giants close partnerships with various hardware manufacturers. If you’re not familiar with Google TV it is a platform designed for HD televisions that allows consumers to do things like search the web, stream online content and much more. read more…

Hulu Plus comes to the Sony Dash

I’m assuming that you know who this is. Yes, it’s Justin Bieber, and he loves his Sony Dash.

Now he can love it more since Hulu Plus has arrived here. It has already come to the Roku and the TiVo, so why not here on the 7-inch screen? read more…

How to Watch Hulu on Google TV – Weve Got the Answers, For Now Anyways

Whenever a new device comes out that supports Adobe’s Flash player one question quickly follows – can it view Hulu? Unfortunately for the end consumer, any devices (mobile phones included) are shut out from Hulu’s ecosystem. read more…

Netflix Said to Be Testing New Stream Instantly Only Subscription Plans

It’s becoming increasingly harder to find a consumer that hasn’t acquired content digitally in one form or another. In fact, it seems that just about every consumer is switching towards digital distribution thanks to the delivery methods ease of use and element on convienence. read more…

Blockbuster files for Bankruptcy

I believe that we have already covered how Blockbuster video is looking to filed for bankruptcy, and they have officially done it as of last week.

Not surprising, really. The company lists assets of $1. read more…

Redbox Celebrated One Billion Rentals With Giveaway Promotions

While many consumers have already made the switch towards digital rentals and downloads (in terms of movies) thanks to services like Netflix some still prefer the old fashioned physical media. For folks like this, there are obviously video rental stores all over the place but thanks to Redbox, the process is made even easier. read more…

Blockbuster Video Looks To Declare Bankruptcy Mid-September

Stick a fork in Blockbuster, folks–it’s just told the studios that it’s planning to declare formal bankruptcy in the middle of September.

But take heart–Blockbuster isn’t planning to fold up completely, it’s going Chapter Eleven. read more…

Blockbuster Moves Into Games By Mail

Blockbuster is looking to take a piece out of Netflix’s hide–not to mention Gamefly and Redbox’s–by offering games through their DVD By Mail rental service.

This is a move I’ve been saying they need to undertake since last January, proving that someone somewhere pays attention when I talk, even if it does take a little time. read more…

Hollywoods Unions Lobbying For Stronger Antipiracy Laws

Another hit to the torrent crew comes with the announcement that Hollywood’s union bosses are moving on Washington to get stronger antipiracy laws put in place.

On the last day of a comment period designed to get input on where the FCC should go in policing and protecting the Internet, the unions sent a letter off that read, in part:

“Companies engaged in the production and distribution of audiovisual works and sound recordings employ hundreds of thousands of people, with many and scores of communities relying on large-scale film and television productions for their income,” union officials stated in their letter to the commission. read more…

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