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Bloomberg reports that Sony, Warner Bros, and Walt Disney are all in talks to offer a home streaming option for movies "soon after" their theatre runs. Except they want to charge $US30 for the privilege.
In what may be the 21st century content delivery equivalent of hanging your enemy's skulls from the parapet, Netflix has announced a deal to bring Battlestar, every episode of SNL ever and more to Watch Instantly. RIP, Blockbuster.
Because of the large library of streamable content available on Netflix, many never even bother to take advantage of the fact that they can receive DVDs in the mail as part of their subscription plans. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings must've had those folks in mind when he hinted at some potential future subscription options.
So this morning, Microsoft announced a bit of an international expansion for their Zune service. Here's what it means for Aussies.
Warner Bros executive Barry Meyer admits the obvious: Their content won't show up on Apple TVs because the price wasn't right. WB scoffs at the new cheaper rental plan - not the first time they've thrown their weight around online.
Our friends over at Splitsider have compiled a comprehensive guide to where on the internet you can (legally) watch every last comedy in the upcoming season - as well as some regrettably bygone favourites.
Another streaming video service, but this one I could be interested in: unlimited video streaming from Amazon, a la Netflix Watch Instantly. Amazon's talking to NBC Universal, Time Warner and Viacom about subscription deals, possibly bundled with Amazon Prime.
My Netflix Instant queue is long. Very, very long. And because I'm not a quitter, I'm determined to watch every last bit of it. Attacking it from my iPhone actually gives me a fighting chance.
Hulu Plus! It's finally here! But what is it really? According to this sampling by research firm One Touch, it's 62 more episodes of Ugly Betty, 16 more episodes of House, 142 more episodes of Family Guy and more!
Hardly a secret after it was demo-ed at WWDC in June, Netflix's iPhone and iPod Touch apps are now available on the App Store. Sorry Android users, there's still no sign of an app for you.
If you happen to own an IPTV enabled LG TV or Blu-ray device with BigPond movies, you can now download movies in high definition. If you're a BigPond customer. the downloads are unmetered, making it one of the best VOD movie offerings around. Never thought I'd say that...
Boxee. Google TV. Apple's iTV. BitTorrent. All this stuff is supposed to be killing pay television, but according to a New York Times/CBS News poll, 88 per cent of respondents are still paying for pay TV. Fess up! What's keeping you cablin'?