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Sky Store Buy & Keep now rolling out to everyone: Buy a digital movie get a DVD free

Sky Store Buy & Keep now rolling out to everyone: Buy a digital movie get a DVD free

By 15 April 2015

Sky has expanded its Buy & Keep service to all Sky Store customers in the UK and Ireland, not just Sky+HD subscribers. Last year, Sky launched the incentive for its own TV subscribers, offering a free DVD sent through the post with every participating... >>

The Simpsons DVDs canned, digital downloads only from here on in

The Simpsons DVDs canned, digital downloads only from here on in

By 13 April 2015

Fans of The Simpsons who have been dedicated enough to collect each series on DVD will have holes in their collection, it has been revealed, as Fox will no longer be releasing home DVD versions of the latest series. It will concentrate on offering the... >>

Just when you thought DVD was dead, 1,000 terabytes is burned on a disc

Just when you thought DVD was dead, 1,000 terabytes is burned on a disc

By 6 November 2014

DVD may not be as dead as we thought. Scientists have managed to cram more data than ever onto a single disc. Previously only able to hold 4.7GB discs could now hold a massive 1,000 terabytes of data thanks to a breakthrough by Australian scientists.... >>

Sainsbury's to ditch online sales of games, books, music, Blu-rays and DVDs

Sainsbury's to ditch online sales of games, books, music, Blu-rays and DVDs

By 21 November 2013

UK high street supermarket chain Sainsbury's has announced that it will cease selling physical entertainment products online, with an eye to switching its internet retail experience to digital downloads. From March 2014, the store will not sell physical... >>

Blockbuster enters administration, placing 2,000 jobs at risk in UK

Blockbuster enters administration, placing 2,000 jobs at risk in UK

By 11 November 2013

Less than a week after Blockbuster US announced it would close all physical stores in the country, Blockbuster UK has gone into administration. Moorfields Corporate Recovery is the appointed administrator. Blockbuster in Britain is a subsidiary of US-based... >>

Blockbuster US to close remaining retail stores and DVD mail operation

Blockbuster US to close remaining retail stores and DVD mail operation

By 6 November 2013

It's the end of an era. Blockbuster - once a pioneer in the video rental space -  is to close its remaining retail stores in the US, as well as end its DVD by Mail operations in the country. Blockbuster's brand and video library will be retained by owner... >>

Game of Thrones piracy is a compliment, says HBO

Game of Thrones piracy is a compliment, says HBO

By 2 April 2013

Game of Thrones returned to UK screens on Monday night, US on Sunday, for its third season and so is bound to top Sky Atlantic's viewing charts for several weeks. It will also undoubtedly top another, less salubrious chart, aping former seasons' "honours"... >>

Best Buy CinemaNow Disc to Digital pictures and hands-on

Best Buy CinemaNow Disc to Digital pictures and hands-on

By 14 January 2013

One of Rovi's major announcements at CES in Las Vegas this year was that DivX Plus Streaming digital rights management has been approved for UltraViolet use. This allows several of Rovi's back-end entertainment delivery services to add UV compatibility,... >>

The changing face of movie special effects

The changing face of movie special effects

By 25 May 2012

According to George Lucas, special effects are "cool". A lot of directors rely on special effects to make things exciting on screen but how does adding new technology affect everyone else in the movie-making business? Florence Carter is a special effects... >>

No DVD playback for Windows 8

No DVD playback for Windows 8

By 4 May 2012

The only way to watch DVDs on Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8, will be through purchasing Media Center or other third-party software. The absence of any native DVD player was announced on Microsoft’s official Building Windows 8 blog, which... >>