Posted Tue Mar 6, 2007 at 12:21 PM PST by
Conveniently timed to coincide with this week's dry spell of new high-def disc releases, Amazon has listed nearly four dozen Blu-ray titles at 50% off list price.Continue Reading
Posted Tue Dec 26, 2006 at 03:11 AM PST by
Seems each day brings a new list this time of year, and today is no exception with news of Amazon's year-end best sellers lists.Continue Reading
Posted Sun Jul 2, 2006 at 11:26 AM PDT by
Amazon.com and Microsoft are partnering up for a new program that will allow independent filmmakers to produce and release their films on the HD DVD format.Continue Reading
Posted Tue Apr 25, 2006 at 12:56 PM PDT by
Amazon is throwing its hat into the high-def download arena in a big way, announcing today that its upcoming CustomFlix video-on-demand service will support all HD formats when it launches later this year, reports Home Media Retailing.Continue Reading
Posted Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 09:55 AM PST by
Only days after online retailer IndiePix announced a new pay service that will allow consumers to download independent films and burn them on a DVD, The New York Times reports that Amazon is in advanced negotiations with major studios Warner, Paramount and Universal for a similar, broader, service.Continue Reading
Amazon's move comes at pivotal time for both the studios and online retailers. Both industries are making a mad dash to entice tech-saavy consumers with instant access to their products, amid a dizzying array of new internet and on-demand services and technologies.
Although the studios have been experimenting with video-on-demand services such as MovieBeam and MovieLink, and making select television shows available for download on Apple's iTunes, none offer the ability for consumers to burn purchases to a DVD disc and then play them on any DVD-compatible device.
If talks between Amazon and the studios are successful, the launch of such a service would send shock waves through the industry. With the online retail giant's huge reach -- and a hybrid approach that would allow consumers the instant satisfaction of a download, coupled with the ability to continue to watch movies on DVD -- Amazon could quickly bring movie downloads to the masses.