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DVD is an optical disc storage format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than Compact Discs while having the same dimensions.
Pre-recorded DVDs are mass-produced using molding machines that physically stamp data onto the DVD. Such discs are known as DVD-ROM, because data can only be read and not written nor erased. Blank recordable DVD discs (DVD-R and DVD+R) can be recorded once using a DVD recorder and then func...

More Netflix Customers Use DVD Service Than Streaming, But Streaming Customers Watch More Content

More Netflix Customers Use DVD Service Than Streaming, But Streaming Customers Watch More Content

Netflix is clearly putting their hopes for the future on their streaming business. After increasing prices, they also announced they would soon spin off the DVD service into it's own business, called Quickster (still hate that name). But Netflix is still pretty far out ahead …

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 …

Netflix To Split DVD & Streaming Services, Rebranding DVD As Qwikster

Netflix To Split DVD & Streaming Services, Rebranding DVD As Qwikster

Imagine my surprise this morning when I got an email from Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix. I suppose you might assume that we're such a popular online video website, that the CEOs of major video companies email me all the time, but I can …

Hulu Web Series The Confession To Go International With Sony

Hulu Web Series The Confession To Go International With Sony

Back in May the popular Hulu web series The Confession, starring Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt, got picked up for a movie deal from Image Entertainment.  Now comes the announcement that the series is getting international distribution courtesy of Sony Pictures Television.  The Confession will …

Netflix To Begin Enforcing One Stream Per Customer Rule

Netflix To Begin Enforcing One Stream Per Customer Rule

Everybody panic. Get your pitchforks and your hastily written protest posters ready. After a price hike to their streaming service and Starz walking away from the renegotiation table, Netflix is once again doing something that its customers find completely unacceptable: enforcing long-standing policies about the …

Flickme Applies Gamification to Streaming Films, But Costs Too Much

Flickme Applies Gamification to Streaming Films, But Costs Too Much

I just found flickme.com, a new streaming film rental/buying site. The thing I liked is that I could login quickly with Facebook, which got me a Beta badge for being an early adopter. I instantly noticed the gamification for the site. Completing certain tasks earns …

Online Movie Trailers Are Ads That Become Destination Viewing

Online Movie Trailers Are Ads That Become Destination Viewing

One of the most common types of branded viral video is the movie trailer. After music videos, it may be one of the most-watched genres of online video. Not every trailer succeeds at going viral, but the ones that do are able to generate huge …

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 …

UK To Extend Copyright Exemption To Parody & Personal Digital Use Copies

UK To Extend Copyright Exemption To Parody & Personal Digital Use Copies

Holy end-around Batman! The UK appears to be on the verge of giving the OK for people to ignore the MPAA and RIAA and allow consumers to begin ripping their CDs and DVDs for personal, digital use. The recommendations also include extending the copyright exemption …

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