Mainstream Movie Rentals Are Coming to YouTube...Legally

YouTube might currently be chock full of unauthorized movies, but now they've struck a deal with major Hollywood studios to bring new, legal movies to their site as well. They've had a movie rental system in place since January, but the selection to this point has been largely of the never-heard-of-it variety. No word… » 4/26/11 2:04pm 4/26/11 2:04pm

The Age of $30 Movie Rentals Is Upon Us

Following through on what probably started as an epic round of double dog daring, four major studios—Warner Bros., Sony, Universal and 20th Century Fox—have agreed that charging $30 for streaming movie rentals is a pretty great business model. Not current-run movies, either! "Home Premiere," as it's being called, only… » 3/31/11 8:40pm 3/31/11 8:40pm

28 Days Later: Blockbuster Now Waits With Netflix

You know Blockbuster's incredibly smug ad campaign about how they get new releases 28 days before Netflix? NOT ANYMORE! You see, in a cost-cutting move, they just agreed to deals with Warners, Fox and Universal to delay new release offerings. » 12/17/10 12:00am 12/17/10 12:00am

YouTube Quietly Adds Movie and TV Show Rentals From 99 Cents

After tinkering with movie rentals in January, YouTube's added a bunch of movies and TV episodes you actually want to see. We're not just talking art-house Sundance Film Festival flicks—now, you can get a bit of anime too. » 4/23/10 7:29am 4/23/10 7:29am

YouTube Opening Online Movie Rental Service Tomorrow For Fans Of…

2010 looks like the year YouTube will leap back into headlines for non-Susan Boyle-related reasons. Thank god for that. After yesterday's live cricket streaming deal was mentioned, their move into online movie rentals should make indie movie lovers happy. » 1/21/10 4:41am 1/21/10 4:41am