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  1. Netflix Sinks On Slow Guidance

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shares of online DVD rental pioneer Netflix Inc. plunged more than 20% in after-hours trading Monday (July 24) after the company reported earnings that topped estimates, but offered guidance that disa Shares of online DVD rental pioneer Netflix In ...

  2. Blockbuster Files Antitrust Claims Against Netflix

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Netflix sued Blockbuster in an April lawsuit. Blockbuster Inc., North America's largest video rental chain, on Tuesday (June 13) said it filed antitrust counterclaims in a San Francisco federal lawsuit brought by Netflix Inc., an online DVD r ...

  3. Netflix Settlement OK'd

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company to offer a free month to 5.5 million subs. A judge has approved a class-action settlement requiring Netflix Inc. to offer a free month of DVDs to 5.5 million current and former subscribers, resolving a case that prompted the online rental ...

  4. Bain, Ignition Go LaLa For Used-CD Venture

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capital and Ignition Partners have invested $9 million in lala.com, a used CD and e-commerce business that is applying a Netflix-meets-MySpace concept to tradi Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capit ...

  5. Bain, Ignition Go LaLa For Used-CD Venture

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company pledges to donate 20% to artists. Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capital and Ignition Partners have invested $9 million in lala.com, a used CD and e-commerce business that is applying a Netflix-meets-MySpace concept to trading se ...

  6. DVD Subscription Model On Fast Track In Europe

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST More than half of the United Kingdom's video rental transactions and rental spending will be delivered via Netflix-style online services by 2009, according to a new report from analysts Screen Digest. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- More t ...

  7. Netflix Not Offering Movie Downloads

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Digital licensing remains a problem. Online rental service Netflix will not be offering movie downloads on its Web site this year due to difficulty in making a wide range of content available, the company said this week. In its Oct. 19 quarterly c ...

  8. Cinequest Launches DVD Label

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT San Jose, Calif.-based film festival Cinequest launched its own DVD label today (Sept. 14). The label will release films from its film festival, which takes place annually each March. This year's fest San Jose, Calif.-based film festival Cine ...

  9. Netflix Launches Ad Sales Program

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online rental service Netflix revealed today (July 11) the launch of a new ad sales program and the appointment of Peggy Fry to the position of advertising sales VP. Online rental service Netflix revealed today (July 11) the launch of a new ad sal ...

  10. Netflix Takes Over Wal-Mart DVD Rentals

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart Stores is handing off its online DVD rental business to Netflix, signaling the world's largest retailer couldn't beat the Internet upstart at its own game. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores is handing off its online DVD rent ...

  11. Wal-Mart Strikes Deal With NetFlix

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart is closing its online DVD rental service and sending its customers to Netflix under a deal with its former rival. Existing Wal-Mart rental customers will be directed to sign up with Netflix Wal-Mart is closing its online DVD rental servic ...

  12. Icahn: Blockbuster Made 'Grave Error' With Hollywood

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Famed financier Carl Icahn, the largest individual holder of Blockbuster shares, blasted management at the nation's leading video rental chain for its botched attempt at a hostile takeover of Hollywoo Famed financier Carl Icahn, the largest i ...

  13. Blockbuster Settles Over 'No Late Fees'

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay about $630,000 to settle claims by 47 states and the District of Columbia that the nation's biggest movie rental chain deceived consumers with its "No Late Fees" cam PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Blockbus ...

  14. Blockbuster Settles Over 'No Late Fees'

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay about $630,000 to settle claims by 47 states and the District of Columbia that the nation's biggest movie rental chain deceived consumers with its "No Late Fees" cam PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Blockbus ...

  15. Blockbuster Posts Small Q4 Profit

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc. reported today (March 9) that total revenues for the fourth quarter increased 6.3% to $1.72 billion, compared to $1.62 billion in the same period the year before. The company posted a Blockbuster Inc. reported today (March 9) that ...

  16. Online Vid Rental Services Gaining Ground

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Online subscription services for video rentals nearly doubled their share of the total rental market in the fourth quarter of 2004, according to research firm the NPD Group. Online subscription services for video rentals nearly doubled their share ...

  17. Hollywood Ent. Board Rejects Blockbuster

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment's board of directors unanimously rejected a bid to be acquired by Blockbuster Inc., recommending instead that shareholders approve a merger with rival video store chain Movie G (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hollywood Ent ...

  18. NJ Sues Blockbuster Over Late Fees Policy

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Suit claims consumer fraud. New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey filed a lawsuit Feb. 18 against Blockbuster Inc., claiming that the rental chain's "no late fees" policy violates the state's Consumer Fraud Act. The suit, ...

  19. Netflix Reports Growth

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Revenues, income jump in Q4. Netflix reports that its total revenues and subscriber rate each grew more than 75% in the fourth quarter. The Los Gatos, Calif.-based online rental service earned $143.9 million in revenues in the fourth quarter, up 7 ...

  20. TiVo Co-founder Ramsay Resigns As CEO

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST TiVo's Michael Ramsay, perhaps the man most responsible for introducing commercial-zapping digital video recording to television audiences worldwide, will relinquish his CEO title at the company he co (The Hollywood Reporter) -- TiVo's M ...

  21. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Corp. has agreed to a buyout offer of about $850 million from smaller rival Movie Gallery Inc. in a deal that would create a stronger challenger to the indus (AP) -- Video rental giant Hollywood Entertain ...

  22. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Corp. has agreed to a buyout offer of about $850 million from smaller rival Movie Gallery Inc. in a deal that would create a stronger challenger to the indus Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Cor ...

  23. Blockbuster Cuts Web Rental Price

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Online is reducing its three-DVD rental subscription price again, this time to $14.99 per month. Blockbuster Online is reducing its three-DVD rental subscription price again, this time to $14.99 per month. The price, which is effective ...

  24. Blockbuster Eliminates Late Fees

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster announced today (Dec. 14) that its customers will not be charged late fees for rentals as of Jan. 1, 2005. Blockbuster announced today (Dec. 14) that its customers will not be charged late fees for rentals as of Jan. 1, 2005. Consumers ...

  25. SAG Backs Chief In Suit Over Netflix

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Screen Actors Guild moved Nov. 15 to defend national executive director/CEO Bob Pisano against a lawsuit that seeks to force his removal over an alleged conflict of interest in serving on the boar LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Sc ...

  26. Walmart.com Lowers DVD Rental Price

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Walmart.com has lowered the price of its three-DVD online rental plan to $17.36 per month. Walmart.com has lowered the price of its three-DVD online rental plan to $17.36 per month. The move comes in response to competitor Netflix’s new $17.99 mon ...

  27. DEG: DVD Shipments Hit Record High

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record shipments of nearly 1 billion DVDs were sent to retailers in the first nine months of this year, the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) reported today (Oct. 19) during the second annual TV DVD C Record shipments of nearly 1 billion DVDs were ...

  28. Netflix Stock Plunges

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shares in Netflix dropped nearly 40% in early trading today (Oct. 15), amid news that the online company is lowering its monthly fees and Amazon.com may be entering the video rental business. Shares in Netflix dropped nearly 40% in early trading t ...

  29. Netflix Stock Jumps On Raised Forecast

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shares in online rental service Netflix rose 13.6% to $19.60 today (Oct. 5) amid news that third-quarter earnings are expected to be above earlier company forecasts. Shares in online rental service Netflix rose 13.6% to $19.60 today (Oct. 5) amid ...

  30. TiVo, Netflix In Deal To Develop Digital Film Delivery

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT TiVo and Netflix confirmed Sept. 30 that they will develop technologies for the digital delivery of movies for viewing on television sets and will jointly work on securing content deals with studios. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- TiVo and Netflix co ...

  31. Netflix Offering Film Movement Titles

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Online rental service Netflix has begun offering for rent independent and foreign films that were previously available for purchase only to subscibers of Film Movement. Online rental service Netflix has begun offering for rent independent and fore ...

  32. MSN Making Entertainment Services Push

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit inks DVD rental, movie download deals. Microsoft's MSN division has inked a series of new movie-related distribution deals that will allow MSN users to buy movie tickets online, rent DVDs and download movies on demand. The moves are part ...

  33. MSN Making Entertainment Services Push

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit inks DVD rental, movie download deals. Microsoft's MSN division has inked a series of new movie-related distribution deals that will allow MSN users to buy movie tickets online, rent DVDs and download movies on demand. The moves are part ...

  34. Blockbuster Bows Online Rentals

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New service to take on Netflix, Walmart.com. New service to take on Netflix, Walmart.com. News ...

  35. Blockbuster Bows Online Rentals

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster today (Aug. 11) debuted its Blockbuster Online rental service. The service, which offers a selection of 25,000 new and catalog titles, costs $19.99 per month and allows consumers to keep t Blockbuster today (Aug. 11) debuted its Blockb ...

  36. Netflix Hit With Suit Over Share Price

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Investor Eugene Rausch has filed a federal class action against Internet DVD rental firm Netflix Inc. and its top executives, claiming the company pumped up its stock price by hiding from shareholders LOS ANGELES -- Investor Eugene Rausch has file ...

  37. New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venues

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Developing technologies are beginning to raise new legal issues for performance venues, as the rights of patrons and artists potentially collide. That was the warning delivered by Denis Clive Braham d New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venu ...

  38. Netflix Hit With Suit Over Share Price

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Investor claims crucial info was withheld. Investor Eugene Rausch has filed a federal class action against Internet DVD rental firm Netflix Inc. and its top executives, claiming the company pumped up its stock price by hiding from shareholders the ...

  39. Blockbuster Vows To Go After Netflix

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster Inc. chairman/CEO John Antioco promised shareholders yesterday (July 20) that the video-rental giant will take the fight to online rental rival Netflix Inc. when it launches its own Intern Blockbuster Inc. chairman/CEO John Antioco pro ...

  40. Blockbuster Expands Monthly Subscription Plan

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Video-rental giant Blockbuster is going national with a monthly subscription plan that lets customers rent an unlimited number of movies and keep two or three at a time without running up late fees. Video-rental giant Blockbuster is going national ...

  41. Netflix To Increase Subscription Price

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Online rental service Netflix is raising its monthly subscription cost by $2. In mid-June, the monthly fee will increase to $21.99 from $19.95. Online rental service Netflix is raising its monthly subscription cost by $2. In mid-June, the monthly ...

  42. Netflix Shows Subscriber Growth

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online video rental service Netflix says it is nearing 2 million subscribers. Online video rental service Netflix says it is nearing 2 million subscribers. According to a first-quarter report, Netflix has a subscriber base of more than 1.93 millio ...

  43. Hollywood Entertainment Agrees to Buyout

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a management-led buyout group will acquire the company for about $890 million, taking the No. 2 U.S. video-rental chain private even as its top competitor prepares f Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a managemen ...

  44. Hollywood Entertainment Agrees to Buyout

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a management-led buyout group will acquire the company for about $890 million, taking the No. 2 U.S. video-rental chain private even as its top competitor prepares f Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a managemen ...

  45. Big Fourth Quarter For Netflix

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online video rental service Netflix today reported net income of $2.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2003, vs. a loss of $2.3 million in the same quarter of 2002. Revenues were $81.2 million, up 80 Online video rental service Netflix today repo ...

  46. Big Fourth Quarter For Netflix

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online video rental service Netflix today reported net income of $2.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2003, vs. a loss of $2.3 million in the same quarter of 2002. Revenues were $81.2 million, up 80 Online video rental service Netflix today repo ...

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