Michael Liedtke, AP Business Writer, says that Netflix is going to deliver movies directly to televisions. DVD-by-mail service Netflix Inc. will begin delivering movies and other programming directly to televisions later this year through a set-top box that will pipe entertainment over a high-speed Internet connection. The set-top box, to be made by LG Electronics… Read More »Netflix Delivering Straight to Television
Movie Gallery is having trouble paying its bills, online services like Amazon continue to expand their downloadable offerings. Blockbuster, which is competing head to head against mail-delivery service Netflix and recently announced plans to close hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores, has benefitted, at least temporarily, from gaining a new CEO. With people able to buy physical… Read More »Tough Times For Movie Rental Houses
Yinka Adegoke of Reuters reports that cable company Comcast wants to show movies to homes the same day they are released in the cinema. Disney President Bob Iger and others have previously thrown around the idea of simultaneously releasing movies via multiple platforms along with… Read More »Comcast vs. Cinemas
One of the reasons I wrote that most recent column on LaughingPlace.com was to tie together some developments in the business world around Disney, and seemingly peripheral Disney news into the larger context. It was with stories like this in mind.Movie Gallery has announced the acquisition of MovieBeam. Movie Gallery is the second largest U.S.… Read More »Another Video Rental Company Enters the Home
The Associated Press is reporting that Blockbuster is pursuing Movielink. Blockbuster Inc. is in advanced talks to buy Movielink as a way to speed its entry into the online movie-downloading business, people familiar with the situation said. Movie-rental giant Blockbuster would pay less than $50 million in cash and stock for Movielink, which is owned… Read More »More Ways to Rent Disney Films From Blockbuster?
The husband asked his wife what she’d like for her birthday. "I’d love to be six again," she replied. On the morning of her birthday, he woke up early, got up, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms and then took her off to Disneyland. What a day! They went on every ride… Read More »How to give your wife exactly what she wants…