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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... >>

Universal 100 app brings movies to life thanks to Aurasma

Universal 100 app brings movies to life thanks to Aurasma

By 23 April 2012

Aurasma has teamed up with Universal Pictures to bring DVD and Blu-ray sleeves to life. The Universal 100 app uses Aurasma’s virtual reality technology to recreate scenes from some of the studio's most famous movies. Once downloaded you can point your... >>

Blockbuster launches 3-week exclusive rental incentive to combat streaming services

Blockbuster launches 3-week exclusive rental incentive to combat streaming services

By 19 January 2012

Blockbuster in the UK has launched a scheme to turn heads to physical media movie rentals and away from the streamed media offerings of the newly launched Netflix and Lovefilm. Called Exclusives, the range of films on offer have a 3-week window in which... >>

Tesco adds digital movies to your Blu-ray and DVD shopping trolley

Tesco adds digital movies to your Blu-ray and DVD shopping trolley

By 1 December 2011

Tesco has unveiled what it is describing as "a ground breaking innovation" and a "first for the industry" by combining a digital copy of a movie with certain DVD and Blu-ray purchases. And whilst we'd question the legitimacy of its lofty claims, as digital... >>