Comcast's Video Download Store Is Wholly Unremarkable

Comcast's internet video site, Fancast, used to be a place to check out Hulu clips and waste away your data cap » 9/03/08 1:10pm 9/03/08 1:10pm along with your brain. Now it's a place to buy and rent full-length movies a la Amazon Unbox or iTunes to play on your Windows PC (and up to two other authorized computers). Filled with the same $3.99…

Sony's Playstation 3 Movie Download Service to Launch this Summer

We had a rumor about this news back in April but as part of a new corporate Strategy Update, Sony has just confirmed it: video downloads will come to the PS3 "this summer". That's first in the US, with a Europe and Japan roll-out later in the year. Plus, Sony will expand the service across their other video-enabled… » 6/26/08 4:48am 6/26/08 4:48am

Digital Distribution Tangling Up Writers Guild of America Talks,…

In case you were unawares, the contract between Hollywood producers and the Writers Guild of America was supposed to expire a few hours ago, leading to a possible strike, meaning bad things could happen. One of the major issues is digital content and distribution—after getting screwed over by the terms of how they were … » 11/01/07 3:15am 11/01/07 3:15am

SanDisk Sansa TakeTV and Fanfare Video Service Beta Reviewed (Verdict: …

Over the weekend, blabbed on SanDisk's Sansa TakeTV, formerly previewed as USB TV. Now available, the TakeTV mobile video player will cost $100 for 4GB and $150 for 8GB. also mentioned the Fanfare video service, now in beta. It just so happens we got to play around with both, shoot some galleries and… » 10/22/07 3:00am 10/22/07 3:00am

Paid Video Downloads to Start Dying in 2008

A new report by Forrester Research declares that the paid video download market is going to come to a grinding halt in 2008, despite growing rapidly into 2007. Why? Forrester analyst James McQuivey thinks we're going to withhold our credit card numbers and migrate to free content—besides, according to McQuivey, despite … » 5/14/07 1:00pm 5/14/07 1:00pm