News Archive for: ‘iTunes’

Web Deals Cheer Hollywood, Despite Drop in Moviegoers

By Brooks Barnes for The New York Times Movie attendance hit a 16-year low in 2011. Star wattage continues to dim. DVD sales keep plunging. Almost none of the films being honored at Sunday’s Academy Awards have struck a mainstream

Apple Cancels iTunes TV Rentals

By Christina Warren for Mashable Apple has axed its TV rental program within iTunes. The company introduced the ability to rent certain episodes of television programs for $0.99 each last September, in conjunction with the rejiggered Apple TV. AllThingsD quotes an Apple spokesman as saying,

Netflix's Chances Remain Higher Than Ever After Rate Hike

By James McQuivy for All through the past decade, observers in industry and on Wall Street have had a handful of reasons to discount Netflix’s efforts. First, they claimed that Netflix could not beat Blockbuster’s entrenched retail presence. Wrong.

Indie Musicians Sound Cautionary Notes on Digital Media

By Bryant Fraser for  There has been a lot of hubbub in the news lately about the business of digital media distribution, and what it means for the future of film. As platforms like Netflix streaming, Hulu, iTunes, Wal-mart’s

Netflix to launch streaming video service in Canada

American online movie rental giant Netflix is coming to Canada, a move that is set to send shockwaves through the country’s entertainment industry. The company already offers more than 17,000 movies and TV shows through its Internet-based Watch Instantly service.

Mad Men to bypass cable rules

An deal between the American show’s distributor and Apple iTunes Canada makes Mad Men the first top-rated TV show to bypass Canada’s conventional TV protocols as a paid digital download.