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2008-12-01 23:00:00

DALLAS and LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B), one of the world's largest providers of in-home movie and game entertainment, and Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), the world's largest live music company, today announced a three-year agreement that makes BLOCKBUSTER(R) the exclusive physical retail ticket outlet for Live Nation Ticketing, Live Nation's new in-house ticketing company, beginning with the start of the 2009 concert season. Under the...

2008-12-02 08:18:12

A newly signed three-year deal makes Blockbuster the exclusive physical retail outlet for Live Nation Ticketing, the U.S. companies announced Tuesday. Live Nation Ticketing is Live Nation's new in-house ticketing company. Under the pact, which is to go into effect in 2009, Live Nation will sell its retail tickets exclusively through approximately 500 Blockbuster company-owned stores in strategically chosen markets across the United States that mirror Live Nation's concert venue platform...

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2008-11-25 11:10:00

Blockbuster on Tuesday released details of a new digital media player that will give consumers the ability to rent movies and TV shows from their home television set. The player, made by San Jose-based 2Wire Inc., is built on the same concept as storage devices made by Apple Inc. and Vudu Inc. With Blockbuster OnDemand, customers will be able to rent and download high-definition movies to their TVs via broadband connections for $1.99. Consumers have 30 days to watch a film once it is...

2008-09-25 09:00:26

ChoiceStream, the premier personalization services provider for leading e-retail, entertainment, TV and mobile brands, today announced the availability of RealRelevance(R) Anywhere personalized recommendation service, an automated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that drives consumer loyalty and revenue growth through personalized recommendations. ChoiceStream's seven years of deep experience working with clients like Yahoo!, AT&T, Blockbuster and Overstock.com was applied to the new...

2008-09-16 06:00:19

By Martyn McLaughlin ONE day, writer Peter Benchley came across a newspaper story about a Long Island fisherman who caught a 4,500lb great white shark. "I thought to myself, 'What would happen if one of those came around and wouldn't go away?'" Benchley later recalled. It was a scenario that launched one of the most successful debut novels in history, and laid the foundations for one of cinema's iconic creations. By the time Benchley realised his 1964 idea, and published his...

2008-08-14 00:00:00

By Justino Aguila BURBANK - Before she closes Lakeside Video at the end of the month, Yesook Kim will snatch one of her favorite movies from the 15,000-plus titles on her shelves and take it home with her. "I love 'A Bronx Tale' with Robert De Niro," said Kim, 62. "I like movies that explore the truth in human relationships." Kim, who left South Korea for the United States in 1970, has always believed in working hard and developing strong friendships -- a practice that allowed her...

2008-07-26 00:00:27

By Geoffrey Macnab Starting today, 'The Independent' is giving away free films online. Geoffrey Macnab looks at how the web is shaking up Hollywood IS THE Hollywood blockbuster finally eating itself? As cult movies attract a new audience who download more obscure films from the internet, so the marketing machine of the major studios is being called into question. Every weekend in summer, multi-million-dollar would-be smashes go head to head. But by Monday morning, when the box-office...

2008-07-20 18:00:23

HEART-THROB James McAvoy will pick up pounds 12million to star in two sequels to this summer's blockbuster film Wanted. Hollywood bosses have given the go-ahead to the action thrillers in which Scot McAvoy, 29, plays office nerd-turned-assassin Wesley Gibson. A studio insider said: "It'll be the biggest payday of his career. There's no way they could do the sequels without him." Angelina Jolie will also feature in the sequels, reprising her role as hit-woman The Fox. (c) 2008 Sunday...

2008-07-02 09:00:39

Blockbuster, a provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment, and the United Service Organizations are teaming up to bring entertainment to the latter's service members and their families. Through July 14, 2008 the American public can show their support for the troops by donating DVDs and games at designated United Service Organizations drop boxes in participating Blockbuster stores, said Blockbuster. The entertainment retailer will match all donations with up to 20,000 DVDs....

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2008-07-02 09:00:00

Circuit City Stores Inc. will not be sold to Blockbuster Inc. The Dallas-based movie rental chain announced last night it was withdrawing its nearly $1.3 billion offer after reviewing the consumer electronic retailer's finances. Blockbuster "determined that it is not in the best interest of Blockbuster's shareholders to proceed with an acquisition of Circuit City," said Jim Keyes, the chain's chairman and chief executive Henrico County-based Circuit City said it was undeterred and would...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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