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SVOD to outpace DVD sales in 2015, analyst says

Could the DVD be completely obsolete in just a few years? The market seems to be shifting that way: By the third quarter of 2015, subscription video on demand services will bring in more revenue than disc sales. And consumers will spend "at least" three times longer watching streamed video than DVDs, according to nScreenMedia.

Details emerge about Redbox Instant pricing, supported platforms

Details including pricing and supported platforms have emerged about Redbox Instant by Verizon, the companies' joint online streaming venture, according to an article in  GigaOM.

FierceCable takes a look at the top 10 connected devices

Connected devices ranging from TVs to gaming consoles, Blu-ray players and assorted other new interfaces are becoming available on what seems like a daily basis, promising to deliver the Internet to the living room. Which ones make FierceCable 's Top 10 list?

Roku CEO: Streaming will be the end of Blu-ray

Blu-ray, having fought a long, hard battle to HD video hardware supremacy, will live only a short life before it peaks, then expires in the next couple years. So is the prediction Roku CEO Anthony Wood.

Netflix shares jump past $300, but content acquisition challenges lie ahead

Netflix's (Nasdaq: NFLX) ongoing rise to power seems to have no end as the video rental company's shares lurched beyond $300 in NASDAQ trading. Coming on the heels of its move to expand its business

Irdeto acquires Rovi's BD+ technology to deepen content security offering

Global software security and media technology company Irdeto acquired BD+ technology for Blu-ray from Rovi Corp., allowing it to give Hollywood studios a more robust solution for protecting

Report: Blu-ray players, connected TVs hot for 2010

Internet video device shipments-- specifically connected TVs and Blu-ray players-- are expected to grow nearly 80 percent in 2010, says a report from market research firm IMS Research. Report

Sony picks online deal over DVD for 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs'

Sony’s decision to release its animated hit “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” via its Blu-ray players and Internet-enabled Bravia televisions before releasing it on DVD is a

Blu-ray backers look to tap online video cash stream; Hollywood says change is a-comin'

With U.S. DVD purchases continuing to fall off the cliff--movie disc buys were off 13.8 percent in 3Q2009--an increasing number of Blu-ray backers are looking at online video delivery as a needed

Blockbuster to embed on Samsung devices: too little, too late?

Blockbuster announced a partnership to place Blockbuster OnDemand on Samsung broadband-capable HDTVs and Blu-Ray players later this year. It's about time Blockbuster began to line up device