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Red Box Making Shift to Digital Distribution to Combat Netflix?

Once upon a time in order to rent a movie you actually had to leave your house. Now a days, all you have to do is sit down on your couch, flip on an Internet connected piece of hardware and chances are there will be some sort of digital distribution service available – be it Netflix or what have you. read more…

Popular Movie Rental Service Netflix Coming to Canada This Fall

Just like their advertising campaign told us – Netflix really did change the way we watch movies. Before they existed you had to get up off your couch and head to the movie store if you wanted to rent a movie. read more…

Hulu Plus Launches Exclusively For PS3

We just told you earlier today that Sony’s Playstation 3 home video game console would be getting an update to bring things such as 3D compatibility along with YouTube functionality and now we arguably an even better announcement. read more…

YouTube Launches Leanback

YouTube is the Internet’s one stop shop for all things video. Of course, while uploading illegal content to the service isn’t allowed, users still do it so finding some gems on there is quite simple. read more…

VLC 1.1 gets released, includes hardware acceleration

While there are some popular mainstream media players for traditional computing platforms such as Microsoft’s Windows Media Player and Apple’s Quicktime, to play some file formats that popular content is distributed as of late you’re either going to have the correct codecs or just download an open source alternative like VLC that already has compatibility with virtually all of these formats. read more…

Hulu Plus officially announced

Well folks the wait is over, Hulu has finally come forth to announce their subscription based service dubbed Hulu Plus. Now before you go crazy, make note that this will supplement the free service, not replace it, and furthermore, it will only cost $9. read more…

Blockbuster CEO: Studios Killing Innovation With Raw Greed

Uh oh, folks…the jig is up!

Seems that Blockbuster Video’s CEO, who has seen better days himself, is on record as saying it’s not PIRACY that’s killing video on demand services, it’s pure STUDIO GREED. read more…

Redbox Goes Blu-Ray This Spring

Hot on the heels of the news that Redbox knuckled under to the studios’ demands for a rental window comes the exciting announcement that Redbox, starting in the second quarter of this year (so sometime between March and May fifteenth, typically) will be offering Blu-ray discs. read more…

Blockbuster Saga Continues-Declares Bankruptcy…

…in Portugal.

Okay, admit it–I had you all going with that headline for a moment, didn’t I?  Yeah, I know–it’s all true, though–Blockbuster Video has not only filed the paperwork for bankruptcy in Portugal, but has also closed one out of every three stores in the country. read more…

Vizio Joins Streaming War On Blockbusters Side

Clearly Vizio sees something that we don’t, because they’ve just handed Blockbuster Video a big old helping hand in the form of Blockbuster enabled televisions.

You know how Samsung was working with Netflix on offering up a line of television that instantly connected to Netflix via broadband? read more…

Redbox Moves To Rent Video Games-Blockbuster Cringes

Blockbuster has another reason to worry about Redbox.

One of the key advantages of Blockbuster, and any other brick and mortar rental operation, is that they can offer video game rentals alongside their movies. read more…

Blockbuster DVD Kiosk Fatally Flawed?

So I was reading about the adventures of a guy over at WalletPop, the website that gives you money-saving tips and suchlike when he starts talking about what we’ve been talking about here for weeks now, the Blockbuster DVD kiosk. read more…

Blockbuster testing DVD vending machines in New England

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It seems that Blockbuster is looking to give Redbox a run for their money – It was recently made known that Blockbuster will begin a test program that will place a DVD vending machine in 57 Big Y locations in Connecticut and Massachussetts starting on September 3rd. read more…

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