All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘dvds’

Netflix Stopped Shipping on Saturdays, By the Way

Though there is still a dedicated contingent of Netflix users who still take advantage of the DVD-by-mail service, the rise of streaming has definitely made it a less-robust community. That community, however, noticed that Netflix had quietly phased out Saturday processing. A user on the Netflix Community forums first posted about late last month, saying, “I did not learn of …

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Netflix May Soon Add DVD-Like Extras For Its Streaming Content

As previously reported, Netflix is slowly rolling out a big update to its Android app. This was revealed by the company at the GigaOm Mobilized conference. This isn’t the only interesting piece of news from the company from that event, however. Engadget reports that they also revealed they will start offering supplemental material for their shows via the streaming service. …

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Netflix Closes DVD Distribution Center As DVD Profits Decline

Netflix is reportedly closing a DVD distribution center in Bloomfield, Connecticut on Wednesday as demand for its DVD rentals falls and the post office alters its services. The Courant shares a statement from a Netflix spokesperson: “Netflix has closed the Bloomfield DVD distribution center due mainly to United States Postal Service transportation and service changes, along with increased internal production …

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Most-Pirated Show Game of Thrones Is Also Amazon’s Best-Selling Show of the Year

In another blow to the “piracy kills sales” talking point, it appears that people are buying a lot of Game of Thrones DVDs. Why is this significant? Well, it’s because the hit HBO series has gained a reputation as of late as the king of all pirated content on the web. And now the show has just landed at the …

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House of Cards Coming to DVD on June 11th

If you still want to experience the superb new drama House of Cards but aren’t a Netflix subscriber, you’ll have to wait until the summer. A little over four months after it premiered as a Netflix exclusive, the Kevin Spacey-led David Fincher-produced policial series will get a physical release. Amazon is now listing the complete first season on both DVD …

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Netflix Warner Bros. Deal An Important Competitive Move

As previously reported, Netflix announced today that it has a new deal with Warner Bros., which will see some of the studio’s television programming come to the popular streaming service. This is great news for Netflix subscribers, because there’s a lot of content from Universal that Netflix won’t be getting in its streaming catalog anytime soon. HBO just announced a …

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Redbox Instant Release Date And Pricing May Have Been Leaked

Redbox Instant should be launching soon. Reports back in the summer had it pegged to launch late this year. Now, here we are heading into December, and nothing yet (other than the closed beta, of course). GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers stumbled across a help section about the service, which has now been removed from public view. According to Roettgers, the section …

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People Are Selling Bootleg DVDs Of TED Talks

Clearly, TED Talks have become really popular. In fact, earlier this month, TED announced that it has surpassed a billion video views, and that likely doesn’t even take into account the talks watched on Netflix or television. In fact, they’ve become so popular that despite being completely free to watch online, they’re being sold as bootleg DVDs in China: Emily …

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Redbox Extends Sony Agreement To Keep Same Day Releases

You can expect to see Sony Pictures films continue to arrive at Redbox without delay, thanks to an extension of the companies’ licensing agreement that goes through September, 2014. On the heels of their Q2 earnings release, Redbox parent company Coinstar has announced an amended agreement with Sony that extends it past the upcoming September 2012 termination deadline. At the …

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Amazon’s “Never Before on DVD” Store Launched Today

Amazon announced today that it’s created a new Never Before on DVD store that, if you couldn’t discern from the name, is a new service where you can browse through movies that were never deemed worthy of being issued on DVD and, presto, purchase the movies in DVD format. The service is made possible by Amazon’s CreateSpace DVD on Demand …

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Warner Brothers Still Struggles With That Whole Ownership Concept

Warner Brothers archaic, “we don’t like the idea of distributing our content in a non-physical format” has been well documented at WebProNews and beyond. Basically, Warner Brothers does not want your renting their home video content, they’d prefer you buy it on DVD. Furthermore, after you buy one of their DVDs, that’s it. They have never supported the concept of …

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Redbox Hits 2 Billion Rentals With “Drive”

Movie-renting kiosk company Redbox has just announced a major milestone. When you combine all their rentals, both movies and games, Redbox has dished out over 2 billion discs. “We’ve always known how much America loves easy, affordable entertainment, and today we can prove it two billion times over,” said Scott Di Valerio, CFO of Coinstar, Inc. and interim president of …

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