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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wal-Mart, Disney and VUDU Give You Free Digital Copy of Toy Story 3

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:10 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/02/...streaming-copy/

"Wal-mart is showing how it might make use of VUDU after purchasing the 1080p movie streaming house earlier this year, now that the two have teamed up with Disney to throw in a free digital copy of Toy Story 3 with each one purchased at the store on DVD or Blu-ray."

So as of yesterday, when you purchased the movie you got a download code to use on VUDU. Wal-Mart and VUDU say this is the future of content, but I wish they would head in another direction. I would actually prefer a digital copy that I could place on my portable device, much like I received when I purchased Blue Harvest, the Star Wars version of Family Guy. What are your thoughts, digital copy or streaming version via an online service?


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Jobs Added Few More $$ To His Net Worth

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM

"In September, Steve Jobs' $5.1 billion earned him the No. 43 spot on Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans. Since then, Apple's shares have rocketed to new intraday highs."

The way they figure it, by the time the markets closed on Wednesday, Jobs was about $300 Million USD richer but Apple only gets partial credit. 3/5 of his enrichment was for Apple, but the rest was based on Disney performance. I don't think I'd care who it was from.


Monday, May 4, 2009

ABC/Disney Buy 30% Stake in Hulu

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.9to5mac.com/abc-hulu-jobs-iPhone

"ABC is officially jumping on the Hulu bandwagon with the announcemnt of a 30% purchase in the entity. While this is great for us Mac users who love Lost and other ABC programming, it is even better for those of us with an iPhone."

With this deal ABC/Disney gets 3 seats on the board, along with NBC/Universal, News Corp. and Providence. Hulu really has become more successful than the "experts" predicted since it's inception in 2007, and is now the number 3 video site after YouTube and Fox Interactive Media. This deal certainly livens up the competition between Hulu and the Google/CBS owned TV.com. Add to the mix the rumored Hulu App coupled with Steve Jobs place as the largest Disney Shareholder, and it sounds to me like this news is really going to stir the proverbial pot for speculation!


Monday, March 30, 2009

ABC Coming to Hulu?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/139...l?lsrc=rss_news

"We're big fans of video-streaming site Hulu-heck, we gave it an Eddy Award last year-but if there's one area in which the service sometimes falls short, it's the selection. Sure, there's plenty of content from NBC, FOX, and all their adorable little netlets, but that's because each of those companies owns a substantial stake of Hulu."

Back in February of this year, Hulu pulled all CBS content after CBS launched TV.com, and now ABC is in talks to bring their content to Hulu, in exchange for an ownership position. I'm all for getting as much content as possible on the net to make it easier to access. I've about had it with Dish and Directv for various reasons but I'm limited in what I can get where I live so I'm stuck with one of them (currently Dish, although their lack of ABC programming because they can't reach an "equitable solution" with Fisher Broadcasting is causing me to consider going back to Directv).

Tags: tv, disney, abc, hulu

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