Netflix launched its streaming service in Canada in 2010, and now owns a big chunk of the $1 billion Canadian video rental market. Redbox has also been growing in The Great White North, and together the rental titans are expected to account for more than half the Canadian market by 2016.
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We know that Redbox has been tinkering with the idea of raising prices beyond its standard $1.20 for DVDs and $1.50 for Blu-rays. The company has been testing higher prices in several cities for a while now. A prominent analyst has a some words of warning for Redbox if they’re considering making such test prices permanent.
Netflix has released its financials for the third quarter of this year, and Wall Street was not impressed. Though the company reported growth in both earnings and subscriber numbers, its shares plunged more than 20 percent in after-hours trading.
Snip! That’s the sound of HBO uncoupling its highly sought-after content from a cable subscription. For its entire history, the service has only been available as part of a premium cable package. That’s about to change.
Netflix has long considered itself much more that a typical streaming content provider, and the company’s strategy on providing shows that appeal to every age group demonstrates that. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos says that the company’s focus on providing content for viewers of all ages is paying off.
If you’re a bleeding-edge adopter of 4K Ultra HDTV, you can get the higher quality picture from your Netflix subscription, as long as you’re willing to pay a little more. Netflix charges subscribers $3 more per month for the privilege of receiving select shows in 4K.
Welcome to another edition of Inside Redbox’s Preview Review, where we recap the movies that will be coming out in theaters this weekend. The goal of this feature is to help you make your weekend movie-watching plans, as well as to note movies that you want to Redbox in a few months when they come out on DVD.
A trio of new wide release flicks are comin’ atcha in theaters this weekend. The previews and trailers for Dracula Untold, The Judge and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day are after the break. Read the rest of this entry »