There is no shortage of news lately in changes to home/personal media access. Jon Gambrell of the Associated Press reports that Wal-Mart is shutting down its own online movie and television show download service. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has closed an online movie download service it launched less than a year ago. The retreat for Wal-Mart,… Read More »Home Viewing News Keeps Coming
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
Home Media Retailing reports that Disney’s video and DVD distribution arm Buena Vista Video has decided to end their experiment with Disposable DVDs, known as EZ-D. I’m not shocked at this. The pricing was always unreasonable as was the delivery method. The world of DVRs and Netflix has made picking up DVDs (regular or self-destructing)… Read More »Ya shoulda bought in August.
The on again off again relationship of Pixar and Disney has had more twists and turns than a theme park roller coaster. For now it appears to be back on track with the departure of Eisner next year. This does not bode well for Bob Iger’s chances at succession as Pixar likely would not sign… Read More »Disney and Pixar Sitting in a Tree