Thursday, December 12, 2019

NETFLIX FACING NEW FINANCIAL STORMS

December 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix shares, which have surged 40 percent over the past two months, thanks in large measure to Carl Icahn’s decision to buy just under 10 percent of its shares with the intention of pressing for a sale to a media conglomerate, fell 7 percent on Monday, largely due to a report saying that Redbox is […]

COMPANY NOW DELIVERS MOVIES TO YOUR FRONT DOOR

July 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Time was when you visited your local Blockbuster store, selected a movie, brought it home, then phoned a pizza delivery service. But nowadays even the movie can be delivered, too. Home Media magazine on Tuesday reported on the launch of We Got Movies, which operates much like Netflix, except that it delivers the movies directly […]

FREE OLYMPICS ONLINE — BUT THERE’S A CATCH

June 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While NBC has promised to make every London Olympics event available online live and without charge, there’s a catch, the Wall Street Journal‘s AllThingsD website observed today (Wednesday). In order to view the events, a user will have to prove that he/she is a cable-TV subscriber, and that, said the website, could prove to be […]

SUBSCRIPTION MOVIE SCHEME IN NEW TEST

September 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

MoviePass, the company that wants to be to theaters what Netflix is to home video, is back in business again. The company had planned to launch a test of its subscription-based ticketing service in San Francisco last June, and it reportedly signed up about 30,000 people willing to pay $50 a month to watch an […]

NOW: YOUR OWN FILM FESTIVAL

March 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Now there’s a Netflix for independent movie fans. It’s called Fandor, which was unveiled this week at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, TX. For $10.00 per month subscribers to the service can have unlimited access to features, shorts, documentaries, and foreign-language films. Or, as Fandor cofounder Dan Aronson told ArsTechnica.com, “We’re trying […]

KIOSKS REPLACING VIDEO STORES

February 17, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

For the first time, more people rented videos from kiosks during the third quarter of last year than they did from video rental stores, according to researchers NPD Group. According to its VideoWatch study, the share of rentals from kiosks rose 10 percent from the same quarter a year ago while rentals from video stores […]

CLASSIC FILMS TO DEBUT ON HULU PLUS

February 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of the greatest films ever produced will now become available for streaming on Hulu Plus, the $7.99-per-month subscription service launched last year by Hulu, the company owned jointly by Disney/ABC, Comcast/NBC Universal, News Corp./Fox, and Providence Equity Partners. Hulu said Tuesday that it has signed a deal to bring the highly regarded Criterion Collection […]

BASEBALL WEBCASTS — MORE INTERACTIVE THAN EVER

August 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Forget 3D! Major League Baseball announced Monday that it is debuting additional online interactive features as the current season enters its final two months. One of them is simply the ability for viewers of the webcasts to watch the game as if they were sitting in the stands, with just the audio of the crowd […]

HULU CONFIRMS PLANS TO LAUNCH PAY-TV ONLINE SERVICE

June 30, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

As expected, Hulu, the very-distant No. 2 video website behind YouTube, announced on Tuesday that it plans to launch a $10-per-month subscription service that will stream hundreds of TV episodes and movies to its customers. Hulu was launched three years ago by a group of media companies as a hedge against the Internet’s growing challenge […]