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Google Ventures-Backed Nettle Wants To Make Watching Movies Social With MovieGoer

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Nettle, a startup that has raised funding from Google Ventures, 500 Startups and others, is looking to make the act of going to the movies a more social experience. With the company’s free iOS app, MovieGoer, the startup wants to make the moviegoing experience more interactive. The Moviegoer app allows you...
Google Ventures-Backed Nettle Wants To Make Watching Movies Social With MovieGoer

Amazon Just Made A Deal That Could Crush Netflix (AMZN, NFLX)

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Amazon will announce web video deal with Viacom that will put it in a great spot to compete more directly with Netflix, reports Reuters. Amazon's Prime Instant Video has usually been an add-on for Amazon Prime customers, but Viacom owns a boatlaod of content that could make Amazon's video...
Amazon Just Made A Deal That Could Crush Netflix (AMZN, NFLX)
Kabam Acquires Exploding Barrel Games, Build Outs Presence In Vancouver

Sky bags exclusive rights Warner Bros. movie catalog, makes LoveFilm and others wait

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Sky has bested its broadcast and video-on-demand rivals by signing a deal with Warner Bros. for exclusive rights to its films in the UK and Ireland. Once the six-month cinema window has elapsed, each new flick (including Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises) will remain Murdoch-only for...
Sky bags exclusive rights Warner Bros. movie catalog, makes LoveFilm and others wait
Tom Hardy set to star in upcoming 'Splinter Cell' movie

With Warner Bros. Deal, Netflix Will Stream "West Wing," "Chuck," "Political Animals," More

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The move signals more premium content for subscribers. Netflix, the streaming movie and home delivery service, inked a deal with Warner Bros. Television Group to secure the licensing rights for seasons of a number of popular shows including West Wing, Chuck and Fringe as well as more recent hits...
With Warner Bros. Deal, Netflix Will Stream "West Wing," "Chuck," "Political Animals," More

Verizon Teams With Redbox For a Netflix-Style Video Service

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Here’s the Netflix-style video service that Verizon wouldn’t talk about a couple months ago: A joint venture with Redbox that promises “instantly available online and mobile content with immediate access to physical media through rental kiosks.” The two companies put out a press release without a whole lot of detail...
Verizon Teams With Redbox For a Netflix-Style Video Service

Redbox And Verizon Are Teaming Up To Form The Biggest Threat To Netflix Yet (VZ, NFLX, CSTR)

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The world has another potential Netflix-killer. Verizon and Coinstar, owner of DVD kiosk service Redbox, have announced that they'll be launching a joint venture combining Redbox's product with a video on-demand streaming and download service from Verizon. Planned for the second half of 2012, the venture joins the biggest...
Redbox And Verizon Are Teaming Up To Form The Biggest Threat To Netflix Yet (VZ, NFLX, CSTR)

Warner Bros. to bring 'Revolution,' 'Fringe' to Netflix

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The company has signed a deal with Netflix that will make the streaming service the exclusive online home of prior seasons of several of its shows. [Read more]...
Warner Bros. to bring 'Revolution,' 'Fringe' to Netflix

The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray trailer appears, confirms December 3rd release date

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Good for over $1 billion at the box office, Christopher Nolan's third Batman movie is easily this year's most anticipated home video release and now Warner Bros. has given us a trailer for The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray. Previous movies in the series have always delivered on Blu-ray,...
The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray trailer appears, confirms December 3rd release date

Walmart's Vudu Now Lets You Convert Your DVDs And Blu-Rays To Digital Copies From Your Home

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Last year, Walmart announced an ambitious program aimed at getting people to convert the movies they’ve already bought in DVD or Blu-ray format to digital copies that they could stream or download from their UltraViolet digital rights locker. The disc-to-digital program was a way for the movie studios — and...
Walmart's Vudu Now Lets You Convert Your DVDs And Blu-Rays To Digital Copies From Your Home

Yahoo Looked At Buying Netflix When The Stock Was In The Toilet (NFLX, YHOO)

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Yahoo thought about buying Netflix back when Netflix stock was in the toilet late last year, we've heard from sources and so has Kara Swisher. The deal never happened because Netflix stock rallied and the company got too expensive. Oh well. It would have been very exciting to see...
Yahoo Looked At Buying Netflix When The Stock Was In The Toilet (NFLX, YHOO)

Yet Another (Yes Another!) Study Suggests Hollywood's Problem Is Dumb Release Windows That Cost It Money

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It really was just two months ago that we pointed to yet another study saying that the problem that Hollywood was facing with infringement was almost entirely its own fault for creating stupid "release windows" that make it harder for consumers to view what they want, when they want it....
Yet Another (Yes Another!) Study Suggests Hollywood's Problem Is Dumb Release Windows That Cost It Money

Redbox acquires NCR Corporation and Blockbuster Express DVD rental kiosks in $100 million deal

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Right on the heels of the announcement that it will be partnering with Verizon for a "streaming-video venture," Redbox has revealed it will be expanding its physical footprint by acquiring all of the entertainment assets of rival NCR Corporation. In the deal, worth up to $100 million, Redbox will...
Redbox acquires NCR Corporation and Blockbuster Express DVD rental kiosks in $100 million deal

Netflix gets 'West Wing,' seven more shows from Warner Bros

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Good news for politicos with Netflix — you’ll soon be able to binge on complete seasons of The West Wing. The news comes by way of a partnership deal in which Time Warner will give the streaming service a new infusion of badly needed content. The deal, announced Monday, will...
Netflix gets 'West Wing,' seven more shows from Warner Bros

Netflix inks US Warner Bros. deal for exclusive online rights to 2012-13 drama series

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The online entertainment streaming space is heating up, and much of the land-grab revolves around exclusive content acquisitions and premieres as companies such as Netflix and Amazon strive to make their respective services as appealing as possible to subscribers. Indeed, just a month after Netflix nabbed exclusive access to Disney’s...
Netflix inks US Warner Bros. deal for exclusive online rights to 2012-13 drama series

Adfonic: Android Tops iOS As Most Popular Platform On Global Ad Network; iPhone, iPad Still Top Devices

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Android is now most-used smartphone platform worldwide, and that swing is being reflected in other areas like mobile advertising. Today some numbers out from Adfonic indicate that in Q2, Android accounted for the majority of mobile ad impressions on its network worldwide, with 46 percent compared to iOS’s 34 percent...
Adfonic: Android Tops iOS As Most Popular Platform On Global Ad Network; iPhone, iPad Still Top Devices
Peter Jackson's 48fps version of The Hobbit screening at 450 theaters in North America

Warner Bros. intros 'Inside the Script' eBook series, gives film buffs a deeper look

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From time to time, we see movie studio Warner Bros. bring forth ways to give its oldies-but-goodies a longer life span. On this occasion, Warner's launching a novel eBook series titled "Inside the Script." The new release will give movie buffs a deeper look into a handful of the...
Warner Bros. intros 'Inside the Script' eBook series, gives film buffs a deeper look
Watch Superman get his name in new 'Man of Steel' trailer

WSJ: HBO to relax its exclusive video licensing and help bring more movies to Apple’s iCloud

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Apple’s iCloud service could soon welcome more movie content after Time Warner-owned paid television network HBO said it is in talks with studios to loosen its licensing terms for exclusive video content, the Wall Street Journal reports. HBO, which pays millions of dollars to exclusively broadcast movies during certain ‘windows’...
WSJ: HBO to relax its exclusive video licensing and help bring more movies to Apple’s iCloud

Hackers claim breach of China Telecom, Warner Bros. networks

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SwaggSec says it lifted more than 900 long credentials from the Chinese ISP and that the company did little to defend itself after it discovered the breach. [Read more]...
Hackers claim breach of China Telecom, Warner Bros. networks

Viral Video: Hulu's Original "Paul, the Male Matchmaker" Set to Debut

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Here’s the trailer for Hulu’s latest original content offering about a very unusual matchmaker. That’s irksome “Paul, the Male Matchmaker,” a 10-episode spoof series from Warner Bros. Television Group’s Studio 2.0, which will debut on the premium video service on Feb. 13. Get it? The day before Valentine’s Day....
Viral Video: Hulu's Original "Paul, the Male Matchmaker" Set to Debut
Netflix-Warner Bros. deal bundles old and new niche dramas

Netflix and LoveFilm drawn into probe over anti-competitive movie deals in the UK

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An investigation by the UK’s Competition Commission, which originally accused BSkyB of holding too much power over the transmission of paid movies, has been widened to include video-on-demand services Netflix and LoveFilm. The authority will now assess whether the rise of video streaming now provides more choice for consumers. The...
Netflix and LoveFilm drawn into probe over anti-competitive movie deals in the UK

Google partners with MGM to bring more than 600 titles to YouTube and Google Play in North America

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Two weeks after Google stuck a deal with Paramount to make it 5-out-of-6 of the major movie studios, the Internet giant has announced that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is the latest movie company to add its roster of flicks to YouTube and Google Play. For almost nine decades, MGM has brought hoards...
Google partners with MGM to bring more than 600 titles to YouTube and Google Play in North America

Movies from Universal Studios are now available on Apple’s iCloud service

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Apple has taken a major step forward with its iCloud service, by adding content from Universal Studios to the list of movies and videos which users of the service can re-download after purchase. The development, reported by MacRumors, is a significant one that leaves Twentieth Century Fox as the only...
Movies from Universal Studios are now available on Apple’s iCloud service

Paramount, Google Link Up For Movie Rentals

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Viacom and Google are locked in a copyright lawsuit that is nearly five years old. But that doesn’t mean the companies can’t do business together. This morning, for example, Google’s YouTube is announcing a deal to rent movies from Viacom’s Paramount studio. The move will bring some 500 titles to...
Paramount, Google Link Up For Movie Rentals

Here's looking at you kid: 'Casablanca' free on Facebook

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This Wednesday, Warner Bros. will screen what may be the best movie of all time for free. But how many Facebook users have even heard of "Casablanca?" [Read more]...
Here's looking at you kid: 'Casablanca' free on Facebook

Amazon launches ‘Never Before on DVD’ store, offers 2000+ titles that never go out of stock

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In an attempt to revive DVD sales and also provide more choice for its customers, Amazon has today launched its new Never Before on DVD store, featuring over 2000 titles that have never been available on the format and will never go out of stock. The new store uses Amazon’s...
Amazon launches ‘Never Before on DVD’ store, offers 2000+ titles that never go out of stock
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