Posts Tagged ‘netflix’
  • Redbox Looking to Add Streaming Service
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    Posted October 30th, 2010 at 5:03 pm No Comments
    An increasingly significant driver of subscriptions to Netflix comes due to the company's streaming of a large library of movie and television content. A study recently came out and said as much as 20% of the traffic on the internet at any given time is taken up by Netflix streaming. That is pretty astonishing to consider and quite surprising. Redbox, with their over 25K kiosks strategically placed all across the US, have been a huge success as well and continues to show growth. The two com...
  • Universal and Fox Now Delayed With Netflix
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    Posted April 9th, 2010 at 10:39 am 2 Comments
    Back in January Netflix struck the first, of what was expected to be many, deals with distributors to add a delay period before offering DVDs for rent. That first agreement was with Warner Brothers and more recently Redbox announced the same deal with WB. 28 days must pass from when the movies are released in stores to when they would be available through the Netflix service or Redbox vending machines. Now Netflix has announced agreements with Universal and Fox for a four week delay period ...
  • The Delayed DVD Rental Period Has Arrived
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    Posted January 6th, 2010 at 12:51 pm 12 Comments
    Not long ago I wrote about a proposal that was being considered where DVDs would release "for sale only" for a period of time before they would become available for rental. The first step in this becoming the norm arrived today and is expected to represent just the start of things to come. Netflix has announced an agreement with Warner Brothers that will have them holding back their releases for 28 days before making them available to subscribers. In exchange WB will be providing increased ...
  • Netflix Streaming Coming to PS3
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    Posted October 26th, 2009 at 11:32 am 6 Comments
    As announced today the PS3 will be receiving Netflix streaming in November. This has been a really nice feature for watching movies and TV shows on the PC or the Xbox 360 for some time now. The biggest difference though is the PS3 will require the use of a "instant streaming Blu-ray disc" while the 360 has the program is fully integrated into XBL. There will be no extra charge for PS3 users, all that is required is a high enough subscription plan with Netflix. For those planning to use the f...