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Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.

Well, this is certainly a little strange. This deal is not currently available to Netflix and RedBox users - meaning you have to wait quite a bit before seeing new releases from Warner before you can rent them. But for Blockbuster members, you can rent their movie the day it's released on DVD. Okay then.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:03 AM | Tags (10) | blockbuster | rentals | warner | releases | waiting | netflix | redbox | ars | technica | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Blockbuster would like you to know that they may be going bankrupt in the near future.Blockbuster would like you to know that they may be going bankrupt in the near future.

'Our level of indebtedness may make it more difficult for us to pay our debts as they become due and more necessary for us to divert our cash flow from operations to debt service payments,' the company said in its filing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 1:55 PM | Tags (11) | blockbuster | video | bankrupt | debt | sec | filing | cash | flow | payments | rentals | netflix |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Blockbuster would really like a bigger piece of the DVD rental kiosk business.Blockbuster would really like a bigger piece of the DVD rental kiosk business.

By mid-2010, there are expected to be 10,000 Blockbuster Express kiosks staking out locations with a big blue box.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:42 AM | Tags (6) | videos | rentals | kiosks | redbox | blockbuster | business |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

YouTube would like to jump into the online movie rental business.YouTube would like to jump into the online movie rental business.

One studio executive familiar with the talks downplayed the significance of the talks, saying no deals have been struck and the conversations are at best in the early stages.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:36 AM | Tags (4) | movies | rentals | studios | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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