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Blockbuster LLC (formerly “Blockbuster Inc.”) is an American-based provider of home video and video game rental services, originally through video rental shops (both owned and franchised), later adding DVD-by-mail, streaming video on demand, and kiosks. At its peak in 2009, Blockbuster had up to 60,000 employees. There are around 1700 Blockbuster stores in the U.S. and also has stores in 17 countries worldwide. It is headquartered in McKinney, Texas. Because of competition from ot...

Pay-TV VOD Easier to Use But OTT Still Dominates

Pay TV VOD Easier to Use But OTT Still Dominates

Pay-TV companies did not really get how people discovered content for a long time, they might not quite get it now. But they are trying and that shows in Digitalsmith’s Q4 2013 Video Discovery Trends report where almost half of the respondents felt it is easy to find a movie in their pay-TV VOD catalog. A marked improvement to say the least. Are you buying VOD movies are are you still on the SVOD path with your favorite online movie subscription service?

J.D. Power Finds Paid Video Viewing is Shifting Away from PCs to Tablets and Gaming Consoles

J.D. Power Finds Paid Video Viewing is Shifting Away from PCs to Tablets and Gaming Consoles

The J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Residential Pay-to-View Study results are out and they found that viewing is shifting across devices from where they were in its inaugural year. It seems that tablets are having an effect on premium video viewing but gaming consoles …

What Hollywood’s Experiments With Online Streaming Movies Means For The Future

What Hollywoods Experiments With Online Streaming Movies Means For The Future

While everyone in the media been debating the many juicy storylines in online streaming services–such as the Netflix price hike and their new content licensing deals, or Hulu's possible sale to Google or other suitors and new ad formats like Ad Swap–and what these stories …

Blockbuster DiSH’es Streaming Video With Blockbuster Movie Pass Plus DVD Rentals

Blockbuster DiSHes Streaming Video With Blockbuster Movie Pass Plus DVD Rentals

Netflix got Dreamworks this week, Amazon got FOX and now DiSH is set to offer a new online streamingv video offering, it's a great time to be an online streamer (though the Netflix deal doesn't affect me as I'm a non-user). New Blockbuster parent company, …

Netflix Hopes To Quell The Crowds With New Content Licensing Deals

Netflix Hopes To Quell The Crowds With New Content Licensing Deals

Netflix's public apology, and ensuring announcement that the DVD service would be split off into its own service, called Quickster, have been met with a public reaction the company should be getting used to: disappointment, frustration, and scorn. But in the following days, the company …

Hulu May Not Sell After All If New Bids Don’t Impress

Hulu May Not Sell After All If New Bids Dont Impress

The Hulu auction seems to be faltering. Microsoft is said to have stepped away, as did Yahoo! Collusion on their parts? After all, they do collude on many other things already. Nah, it was probably that whole thing about the CEO getting fired which, Occam's …

As Price Hike Nears, Could Lack Of New Content Sink Netflix?

As Price Hike Nears, Could Lack Of New Content Sink Netflix?

Ahh…we often hear a company say things like, "What? New content? We're not concerned with that…" shortly before they crumble to pieces. Well, alright, we might not hear exactly that, but something along those lines. For game consoles, a lack of new content is death. …

Federal Judge Slaps Down DVD Streaming Service Zediva With Injunction

Federal Judge Slaps Down DVD Streaming Service Zediva With Injunction

I KNEW I should have used my lingering Zediva credits! Apparently, a federal judge by the name of John F. Walter has slapped down Zediva (remember, the Netflix competitor that lets you rent a DVD and player and stream movies from that player via Internet) with an …

As Cord Cutting Rises, Brands Are Turning To Social Media To Connect With Fans

As Cord Cutting Rises, Brands Are Turning To Social Media To Connect With Fans

Despite the backlash over Netflix's new higher pricing plans, more consumers will cut the multichannel cord over the next few years, according to new research from SNL Kagan. For more details on why cable and satellite providers don't want to be the next Borders, Blockbuster …

Everyone Needs To Just Calm Down About The Netflix Price Hike

Everyone Needs To Just Calm Down About The Netflix Price Hike

This week, Netflix stunned the entire world by being the first company ever to raise prices. No wait… that's not accurate. I guess it just feels that way because of all the hyperbole and trumped up outrage. Every tech blogger worth his salt has published …

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