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2009-08-18 15:36:00

In a move to attract customers who have abandoned traditional video rental stores, Blockbuster said on Tuesday that it plans to offer movies that can be viewed on Motorola cell phones. The decision marks the struggling video rental company's first move into mobile video, where it joins a growing number of companies offering video services on cell phones. Mobile phone subscribers can currently view video clips on the mobile version of Google Inc.'s YouTube, while iPhone users can rent movies...

2009-06-12 04:00:00

DALLAS, June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This summer, with more consumers staying home and maximizing their entertainment dollar, BLOCKBUSTER introduces the Summer Escape Pass. The pass, available at participating BLOCKBUSTER stores for a limited time, gives customers one week of unlimited movie and game rentals, one rental at a time, for $10 (plus any applicable taxes). The Summer Escape Pass helps consumers, many of whom are renting more during the summer months, make the most of their...

2009-06-09 14:32:00

Majority of Americans Surveyed Plan to Skip the Road, Watch Movies & Games DALLAS, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to a recent survey on blockbuster.com(R), the majority (55 percent) of consumers are opting to escape in with at-home entertainment rather than head out on the road this summer. To meet their needs for less expensive travel, the entertainment retailer has created the BLOCKBUSTER(R) Road Trip, an interactive movie road map on its web site, www.blockbuster.com....

2009-06-03 07:30:00

DALLAS, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B), a leading global provider of media entertainment, today announced that Jim Keyes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will attend Sterne Agee's First Annual West Coast Consumer Conference on Tuesday, June 16, 2009. The event will take place at The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. The conference will have a one-on-one format, with 35-minute meetings scheduled throughout the day. Analysts and portfolio...

2009-05-16 08:07:18

Quarterly numbers released this week by massive DVD rental chain Blockbuster Inc. shows it is facing tough competition from a new source, analysts say. Already faced with challenges from online services such as Netflix, the company is also being hit with a resurgence of movie watchers pouring into first-run cinemas to take in major new films instead of staying home to watch the small screen, contributing to a 20 percent drop in sales, The Chicago Tribune reported Saturday. The main issue (for...

2009-03-24 05:30:00

LOS ANGELES, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Maya Entertainment, the Latino-owned film entertainment company that brought "How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer" to the big screen, is teaming up with Blockbuster Inc., a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment, to support the growing Latino filmmaking industry in the U.S. and spotlight quality examples of its work. Together, the companies are presenting two programs. The first is Maya Independent sponsored by...

2009-03-17 16:17:00

Part 1 - Learn about Blockbuster Changes to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules March 30, 2009 Part 2 - Immediate Action Items You Need to Implement, April 9, 2009 MINNEAPOLIS, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just when the health care industry thought its privacy and security programs were under control, the laws changed and now so must their compliance programs. To address these changes, the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) is offering a critical two-part Web Conference, "HIPAA...

2009-02-22 11:23:04

Expectations that Slumdog Millionaire will win a best picture Oscar Sunday reflect a growing favoritism toward independent movies, U.S. film executives say. The New York Times said with Slumdog a heavy favorite at Sunday night's Oscar awards show, some industry executives have expressed concern about the academy's apparent preference for independent and foreign movies. The unidentified executives have warned that if the trend continues, big Hollywood studios may limit their efforts to win...

2009-01-22 11:35:00

Hires Kevin Lewis to Lead Digital Business Division DALLAS, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B), a leading global provider of media entertainment, today cemented its commitment to multi-channel delivery of entertainment by hiring former Philips executive Kevin Lewis as Senior Vice President, Digital Entertainment. In this newly created position, Lewis will be responsible for the development and execution of the company's initiatives to deliver...

2009-01-15 12:58:07

Blockbuster and Sonic Solutions are teaming up to give consumers instant access to the Blockbuster digital movie service via home and portable devices. The companies this week announced an alliance to offer subscribers "access to a vast library of premium digital entertainment across a wide assortment of home and mobile electronic devices. Under the multi-year, preferred-provider agreement, Blockbuster will supply the branded consumer interfaces and Sonic will power content delivery across PC...


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