video rental

The 10 Fastest Dying Industries in America

The rise of cheap imports, technological advancements and the financial crisis have collectively delivered harsh blows to many U.S. industries. IBISWorld is out with a list of 10 American industries that have been hardest hit.

DVDs Are Dying: Can Anything Rescue Hollywood?

DVDs -- and even their more modern Blu-ray siblings -- are gradually fading to black, as VHS and LaserDisc did before them. Movie studios have seen this coming for some time. Problem is, it's part of a bigger trend they may not be able to overcome.

Facebook: Writing a Script for Online Movie Consolidation?

Warner Brothers is launching the first streaming-video app that lets people rent movies through Facebook. First up: The Dark Knight. It's a small test, but when Facebook enters a business, competitors get nervous: Here's how this move could trigger a round of mergers among the established players.

Disney Raises DVD Prices for Rental Giants Netflix, Redbox

Walt Disney is increasing the wholesale prices it charges for DVDs to movies-by-mail leader Netflix and movie-rental kiosk operator Redbox. Disney is looking to benefit further from being the only major studio to sell DVDs to the companies for rental the day they go on sale to the public.

Blockbuster Now Expects NYSE Delisting

Struggling video rental giant Blockbuster said Thursday that it expects to be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange after it failed to receive enough shareholder votes to authorize a reverse stock split.

Blockbuster on the Block: Who'll Buy Busted Video Chain?

Blockbuster's days as an independent video rental chain appear to be numbered. It faces delisting from the NYSE, it's closing more stores, and has conceded it might have to file for bankruptcy. But for the right buyer, it's vast video library and customer base would make it a great purchase.