Streaming video service Netflix recently appealed to a panel of U.S. senators to update an old law that forbids the company from launching a Facebook application within the country.
SnagFilms, an independent film-distribution startup, has secured a new $7 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Giant media company Warner Brothers might be taking further steps to ensure that its updated distribution strategy for newly released DVD movies has the maximum effect — regardless of how petty the company may seem as a result.
With increases in revenue and higher than expected subscriber growth, video rental service Netflix is once again the darling investment among Wall Street analysts (for the most part). However, not all the comments from Wednesday’s fourth quarter earnings results were positive.
YouTube is launching a new film festival channel in partnership with the Venice Film Festival and film director Ridley Scott, the company announced today.
Finding a Blockbuster near you will become even harder in the near future. Dish Network Corp, which purchased the video-rental retail chain last year, made a statement Thursday saying more of the retail stores would be closing down in the U.S. than originally planned.
Netflix announced yesterday that its streaming service is now available in the UK.
Netflix is putting the finishing touches on new film and TV licensing deals and launching an ad campaign this week for its streaming video service in the UK. The actual launch date for the service is still unknown.
In an effort to boost lagging DVD sales, film studio Warner Brothers has decided to delay all new releases from becoming available through many popular movie rental services.
This holiday shopping season produced winners and losers for retailers, the entertainment industry and restaurants. Some companies — including Amazon and Walmart — recorded high sales numbers and increased customer satisfaction. Others didn’t fare as well.
If you’re going to spend a year in prison for an extreme act of piracy, you may want to at least make sure the movie you’re uploading to the internet illegally is worthy of the crime.
It’s almost that time of year when we take off from work to celebrate the holidays. Of course, year-after-year we quickly realize that we’re left with far too much time to spend with family, and so we take a trip down the street to see what’s playing at the local cinema.
Netflix has unveiled a brand new interface for its Watch Instantly streaming video service on tablets running Android, the company announced today.
Netflix has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with MGM Studios to become the exclusive subscription streaming service in the UK and Ireland for much of the studio’s feature films, the company announced today.
Video and game rental service RedBox is having a banner year, increasing the Q3 earnings of parent company Coinstar 90 percent, the company announced today in its earnings call.
Apple representatives have been reportedly taking meetings around Hollywood to put the finishing touches on a new cloud-based movie service.
As annoying as it is to get Farmville requests from friends on Facebook, now there may be no way to escape the popular game: Farmville in talks to be made into a movie.
Film studio Paramount Pictures is experimenting with a new digital distribution model for the most recently released Transformers movie.
Satellite TV operator Dish Network will announce a new Blockbuster-branded all-you-can-watch video streaming service on Friday, according to a CNNMoney report.
GetGlue, the social network that lets you check in for all things entertainment, is rolling out a big update to both its iPhone app and website today.
Media Predict is a marketplace where people get paid to place bets on which media will fly and which will flop.
In a guidance update Thursday, streaming video service Netflix cut its estimated third-quarter U.S. subscriber projections from 25 million to 24 million — a decrease of four percent.
Premium video streaming service Netflix updated its Android application recently with support for all devices running version 2.2 (Froyo) or version 2.3 (Gingerbread) of the mobile operating system.
100 different channels and nothing on? Microsoft has just licensed semantic video discovery technology from Israeli startup Jinni to help you find the perfect movie.
Miramax on Tuesday announced that it has signed its first-ever international digital rights agreement, making 140 of its titles available to stream on Netflix in Latin America.
Netflix today began its launch in countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean.
Premium cable channel Starz on Thursday surprisingly announced that it has ended negotiations with Netflix to renew its licensing agreements, meaning Netfix users will lose a ton of great streaming movie and TV choices in early 2012.
Netflix fans, say your final goodbyes to the $9.99 streaming and DVD combo package. The company’s much-hated price increase goes into effect today.
The makers of action movie The Expendables have dropped an incredible lawsuit they had brought against more than 23,000 BitTorrent users who had allegedly downloaded the film illegally, according to TorrentFreak.
Early on Wednesday, the cinema classic The Godfather was made available in its entirety on YouTube by an authentic-looking account called “SonyPicturesUK.” We wrote about the event and thought the idea of putting the film up was bold. Turns out, the account hosting the film was a fraud.
Film studio Miramax on Monday launched a new Facebook application that lets you rent acclaimed movies like Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting and No Country for Old Men for $3 each.
Amazon announced today that its Instant Video selection now offers customers more than 100,000 movies and TV shows available for purchase or rental on an à la carte basis (ranging from $0.99 to $14.99 on average).