Blockbuster becomes Bankrupster, restructuring in process

The once high-flying video rental chain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a move that for years has been seen as nothing but inevitable.

Netflix is "embarrassed" by rogue actors in Canada

Yesterday was a big day for Netflix as it launched its streaming video service in Canada, but the company has some egg on its face after it appeared as though it paid actors to pretend to be excited during the announcement.

Microsoft opens up preview to next Xbox 360 update

Microsoft is planning a sweeping update to its Xbox 360 online service, and for a limited time is letting users get a sneak peek at the new features it has in store.

Watch out, Netflix! Amazon planning subscription video service

Amazon has reportedly been aggressively talking to Time Warner, Viacom, NBC Universal, and others to start building up a new online video service that would be the only firm competitor to Netflix's instant streaming program.

Did the Internet kill Blockbuster?

Blockbuster has fought valiantly in recent years to defend itself against threats from online contenders such as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. But now it seems as if the industry heavyweight is getting ready to throw in the proverbial towel.

Netflix packs a pocket punch to iPhone, iPod Touch

Adding to its slate of support on the iPad as well a game systems, Blu-ray players, and Internet-connected TVs, Netflix has now found millions of potential new homes with support for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Blockbuster adds video games to DVD-by-mail program

While rival Netflix appears to be trying to move away from its once-core rental-by-mail service, Blockbuster is ramping up its efforts, becoming the first major player to offer both video games and movies from one centralized online account.

Canadians finally getting Netflix, eh?

Call in the Mounties because Canada is about to get flooded with something that heretofore has only been available in the United States of America - Netflix instant streaming.

Netflix partners with Relativity Media for more streaming

Netflix's Internet streaming service has just landed its latest deal, bringing Relativity Media titles to the service within a few months after their DVD releases.

Hulu Plus on PS3 to require $50/year Playstation Plus?

Hulu's new premium TV-watching service is on its way to a whole bunch of platforms, but there are now rumors that the $10/month fee may not be the only cost that users face.

Sony eyes Hulu content for PS3 consoles

Sony is reportedly close to clinching an agreement with Hulu for a paid TV service that would stream content to its flagship Playstation 3 (PS3) console.

Blockbuster On Demand comes to Toshiba Blu-ray players

As it struggles to compete with Netflix's streaming video service, Blockbuster has just landed a deal with Toshiba to offer its on-demand movies directly through new Blu-ray players.

ReQuest CEO concerned about legality of DVD copying? "Nope, should I be?"

The studios and the organizations that represent them don't care much for products that rip DVDs.

Rent full-length films on Youtube

Seemingly not satisfied with its top spot in the free streaming video market, Youtube is beginning to experiment with pay-per-view streaming movie rentals, offering full-length motion pictures starting at $1.99.

Hulu paves way for new premium, $10/month service

Viewers who feel limited by Hulu's five episode cap for each series will soon be able to pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to an entire back-catalog of TV content.

Netflix officially comes to Wii

After an initial test roll-out last month, Netflix has brought its instant streaming service to the Wii as the last of the big three consoles to offer the service's thousands of videos and TV shows on-demand.

Blockbuster to be first to offer movies AND games by mail?

Netflix is the king of DVD-by-mail and GameFly has a monopoly on the games-by-mail market, but what will happen if Blockbuster becomes the first to do both?

Wii Netflix goes into testing phase

Netflix has begun shipping Wii discs to some members that will allow them to stream titles from Netflix's instant viewing service directly from the Nintendo console.

Netflix axes contest because of class-action lawsuit

The top DVD-by-mail rental service Netflix has pulled the plug on a pending contest after it started to raise concerns that it could expose sensitive information about private customer records.

Sprint shifts into Overdrive with 4G mobile broadband

Sprint has confirmed plans to expand its 4G mobile broadband service to several major cities during 2010, including Boston, Denver, New York and San Francisco.