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Blockbuster joins UK retail casualty list and calls in the administrators

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More than 4,000 jobs at risk after Christmas woe but analysts say video rental chain failed to keep up with the competitionThe Blockbuster video rental chain became the third major high street casualty in a week on Wednesday, collapsing into administration and taking the total number of retail jobs at...
Blockbuster joins UK retail casualty list and calls in the administrators

Tesco-owned Blinkbox taps Facebook and Sainsbury's execs for new Blinkbox-branded ebook and music services

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Blinkbox, the UK-based film and TV-streaming service that’s built around rentals and purchases rather than monthly subscriptions, has announced a handful of new recruits to head up its new content services that will launch under the Blinkbox brand later this year. Remember that Tesco-owned Blinkbox snapped up music-streaming service We7...
Tesco-owned Blinkbox taps Facebook and Sainsbury's execs for new Blinkbox-branded ebook and music services
Lovefilm begins 1080p streaming in the UK and Germany

Amazon expands in Europe, sets up design and development hub in London

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Amazon is expanding its workforce in Europe, announcing that it will set up a new design and development hub in London that will focus on building services for TVs, game consoles and mobile devices, the Evening Standard reports. The company will open its Digital Media Development Centre in Glasshouse Yard...
Amazon expands in Europe, sets up design and development hub in London
General Catalyst hires Adam Valkin from Accel's London office

Amazon Studios taps the Onion, Daily Show writers and more for first comedy pilots

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Amazon Studios, Amazon’s film production division, will produce pilots for six original comedy series, the company announced Thursday — including shows from the Onion, “Doonesbury” writer Garry Trudeau and Daily Show writer David Javerbaum. In May, Amazon Studios invited developers to submit proposals for original children’s and comedy shows. Creators get $10,000...
Amazon Studios taps the Onion, Daily Show writers and more for first comedy pilots
Amazon to open design and development hub in London for next-generation TV and film services

Sky Go Extra will let users download shows to their mobile devices for £5 a month

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Being able to watch Sky TV on the go using, erm, Sky Go, is great, but streaming video away from your home router can often be costly, especially if you're on EE's basic LTE plan. Thankfully, the broadcaster is looking to launch Sky Go Extra, which, if The Telegraph...
Sky Go Extra will let users download shows to their mobile devices for £5 a month

LoveFilm's website gets a search makeover, letting you switch episodes and seasons from a single page

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Amazon-owned LoveFilm is rolling out a slew of updates to its website starting from this week, geared towards making it easier to see and discover content. First up will be a new look-and-feel, with a slimmer masthead at the top, essentially leaving more room for content. Your rental list link...
LoveFilm's website gets a search makeover, letting you switch episodes and seasons from a single page
YouView, the UK's next-generation TV service, enters public trials

"Vikings" Land on Amazon's Lovefilm in UK, Germany

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Amazon is exporting “Vikings”, the hit drama from A&E’s History cable network, to Europe, via its Lovefilm movie service. The axes-and-helmets drama, which started airing in the U.S. this year, will stream exclusively on Amazon’s Lovefilm Instant service later this month, bypassing cable and other outlets....
"Vikings" Land on Amazon's Lovefilm in UK, Germany

Miramax arrives on Lovefilm to let you relive the golden age of Weinsteins

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Miramax has reached a deal with Lovefilm to get its back-catalog of award-winning films available on-demand in the UK and Germany. It's an unsurprising move given the company has similar deals in place with Netflix and Hulu to let you watch classics like Pulp Fiction, Clerks and Trainspotting whenever...
Miramax arrives on Lovefilm to let you relive the golden age of Weinsteins

Lovefilm's Kindle inclusion helps Amazon's global content ambitions

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Amazon is slotting its global content line-up in to place by finally confirming its Lovefilm movie service will ship on its Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire units in the UK. We had been waiting to hear Amazon’s intentions for the movies part of its content suite overseas. The HD and...
Lovefilm's Kindle inclusion helps Amazon's global content ambitions

Movie discovery site Moviepilot.com scores $7m from DFJ Esprit, others

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Time for yet another Berlin startup to raise funding to fuel international growth. Moviepilot, the company behind a community-driven personal movie and TV show recommendation and discovery site with the same name, has secured $7 million in a Series B financing round led by DFJ Esprit. Notably, the VC firm...
Movie discovery site Moviepilot.com scores $7m from DFJ Esprit, others

BSkyB to launch online TV service to spur growth (Reuters)

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Reuters - BSkyB, Britain's dominant pay-TV group, is to launch an online offering to enable it to better take on the likes of Lovefilm and Netflix, following some signs of slowing growth at its main satellite business....
BSkyB to launch online TV service to spur growth (Reuters)

Amazon looks to beef up London development hub with 100 new positions, including engineers and designers

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Back in July, we reported that Amazon was setting up a new design and development hub in London, focusing on building services for TVs, game consoles and mobile devices. The Digital Media Development Centre was opened in Glasshouse Yard, in the Barbican, where it houses hundreds of employees that already...
Amazon looks to beef up London development hub with 100 new positions, including engineers and designers

Absolute Radio becomes the first UK commercial station to launch an Xbox app

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UK entertainment and music broadcaster Absolute Radio has become an Xbox entertainment app partner, bringing its 7 stations to Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers. Absolute Radio is the first commercial radio station in the UK to announce an Xbox app. It provides Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers with the network’s live streams,...
Absolute Radio becomes the first UK commercial station to launch an Xbox app

Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Index Ventures' Danny Rimer

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Ask a VC is back this week with Index Ventures’ partners Danny Rimer. You can submit questions for Rimer either in the comments or here and we’ll ask them during the show. Rimer, who is focused on investing in infrastructure software and services, joined Index Ventures in 2002 and helped...
Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Index Ventures' Danny Rimer
Amazon Studios greenlights 'Betas,' a comedy about Silicon Valley geeks

Apple TV adds streaming service Watchever in Germany

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In a move that could open the door to more region-specific deals, Apple TV has added access to Vivendi’s new streaming video subscription service Watchever in Germany. Vivendi just launched (PDF) Watchever on Wednesday. The service offers access to “entire seasons of award-winning U.S. series, blockbusters and international art house films”...
Apple TV adds streaming service Watchever in Germany

Your life in film: Letterboxd, a social network for movie buffs

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If you like nothing better than hitting the local picture house on a Saturday night, or spending your evenings glued to Netflix, LoveFilm or whatever video-on-demand (VoD) platform takes your fancy, this new website could be right up your alley. Letterboxd is the latest social network out of the starting...
Your life in film: Letterboxd, a social network for movie buffs

Engadget HD Podcast 321 - 10.23.2012

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The Boxee TV is official, so what do we think of its antenna / ClearQAM broadcast-to-cloud DVR aspirations? We'll dig into that, as well as Simple.TV and Aereo's announcements in the past week. A JVC-branded HDTV is launching with integrated SlingPlayer support, and AMC is finally back on Dish...
Engadget HD Podcast 321 - 10.23.2012

Netflix chasing down Amazon's Lovefilm to Scandinavia

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Lovefilm must feel like a hunted animal at this point. Last month, Netflix said better-than-expected results from its UK and Ireland launch will entice it to launch elsewhere in Europe this year. Turns out, the new launches will be in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, Netflix announced. Lovefilm already operates...
Netflix chasing down Amazon's Lovefilm to Scandinavia

Amazon's LoveFilm nabs streaming rights to Vikings

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The Vikings are coming to Amazon. LoveFilm, Europe’s leading movie subscription services that Amazon bought in 2011, just gained exclusive streaming rights in the U.K. and Germany for the popular television series Vikings. This marks the first time that a show has been distributed on LoveFilm before hitting the cable networks or...
Amazon's LoveFilm nabs streaming rights to Vikings

Amazon plans for 'five or six' new tablets, will include 10-inch model, says Staples president

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While we expect Amazon to refresh its Kindle Fire tablet sooner rather than later, Demos Parneros, president of US retail for Staples, has told Reuters that the online book-seller has bigger plans, and aims to introduce 5 or six new devices. According to the exec, the tablets will come...
Amazon plans for 'five or six' new tablets, will include 10-inch model, says Staples president

Netflix CEO: Amazon Losing Up to $1 Billion a Year on Streaming Video

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Reed Hastings says that one day, Amazon will provide real competition for Netflix. But the Netflix CEO says Jeff Bezos will have to spend a lot of money before that happens: Hastings says Amazon is losing between $500 million and a $1 billion a year as it acquires streaming video...
Netflix CEO: Amazon Losing Up to $1 Billion a Year on Streaming Video

Engadget HD Podcast 302 - 06.05.2012

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E3 is under way this week, and early presentations from Microsoft and Nintendo has already given us plenty to talk about. Between the Xbox 360s enhanced set-top box suite of apps and SmartGlass second screen demos and the Wii U GamePad's IR control they're more a part of the...
Engadget HD Podcast 302 - 06.05.2012

On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

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On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant, a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon Communications, is now available on LG’s Smart TV platform. Over 40 models are supported at launch, allowing users to connect to the service and start watching content without any additional hardware or set-top boxes. Redbox announced the...
On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant grabs exclusive access to Vikings television show in Germany and the UK

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Amazon is beefing up its content offering on LOVEFILM Instant, its on-demand streaming service in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia, with exclusive access to the US television series Vikings. It will be the first time that any show has been distributed through LOVEFiLM before any traditional broadcast station, channel or network...
Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant grabs exclusive access to Vikings television show in Germany and the UK

Amazon-Owned LOVEFiLM, The Netflix Of Europe, Signs Streaming Deal With NBCUniversal

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In the midst of Amazon’s recent moves to rapidly grow its content collection on Amazon Prime Instant Video, the company has also been brokering deals for another one of its video properties: European Netflix competitor LOVEFiLM. Today, the company is announcing a new multi-year deal with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, which will...
Amazon-Owned LOVEFiLM, The Netflix Of Europe, Signs Streaming Deal With NBCUniversal
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