Blockbuster Blocked In Its Video-On-Demand Attempt

from the nice-try dept

A good look at why the Blockbuster/Enron deal to offer video on demand died after only eight months. It makes sense for both companies, and seemed like a great idea… to everyone except the movie studios. The movie industry doesn’t like the idea that Blockbuster makes so much money off of rentals, and so they’re trying to take over the video on demand market themselves, so they can keep all the money themselves (insert evil laughter here). To be honest, I’ve always thought video on demand was never going to take off, until I saw Tivo. Now I think there’s some potential to create some sort of video on demand system that employs a Tivo-like system.

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