Forget Blockbuster, HMV, Jessops – online sales soar thanks to mobile
It might be all grim on the high street given the recent failures of Blockbuster, HMV and Jessops but seemingly online sales continue to soar thanks to mobile and tablet devices. According to IMG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, online retail…
Blockbuster joins HMV, Jessops with administration woes – trade-in gift cards honoured
Blockbuster is the latest high-street chain to succumb to the ongoing financial recession, announcing that the video and game rental store is to enter administration. The store's fortunes had been on the decline for many years, struggling to make ends…
Q&A: Gamefly co-founder Sean Spector on digital subscriptions, Steam and the indie gaming boom
Gamefly, the USA's leading videogame rental service, has made the jump over the pond and are looking to take old Blighty by storm with their digital PC games download platform and forth-coming digital subscription service. We caught up with…
Q&A: Netflix CPO Neil Hunt on LOVEFiLM, HBO disc deals, DVD subscriber fallout and avoiding the fate of Blockbuster
After a lengthy wait, the Netflix streaming service is now open for business in the UK, offering a robust catalogue of movies and TV shows onto a wide variety of devices, with an intelligent platform and UI that the company…
Blockbuster developing set top box to "kill" Apple TV
Poor old Apple. Everyone wants to invent a “killer” to take out its products – and the next cold-blooded assassin is video rental chain Blockbuster.
Blockbuster is developing a video-streaming set-top-box to rival (KILL!) Apple’s Apple TV system, according to The News.
Rumoured to be announced some time this month…
YouTube launches UK site and Manhunt 2 banned by BBFC: the best stories from Shiny Media
– Recognizing that over half of YouTube users are outside the U.S, country-specific sites have launched today. And yes, the UK is one of them [Techscape]
Blu-ray loses less momentum than HD-DVD
The so-called “format war” between HD-DVD and Blu-ray* looks one small step nearer its conclusion today, as Blockbuster announces it will only stock Blu-ray discs in the majority of its US branches.