BLOCKBUSTER On Demand(R) to be Available on the Latest Samsung Connected HDTVs, Blu-ray Players and Home Theater Systems
DALLAS, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE:BBI) (NYSE: BBI.B) announced that BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® will reach millions more homes across America through the latest models of Samsung connected HDTVs, Blu-ray players and Blu-ray integrated home theater systems. Consumers now have even more ways to enjoy the hottest new releases from BLOCKBUSTER.
BLOCKBUSTER On Demand is part of the newly-launched Samsung Apps, the first HDTV-based application store where users can download applications from select 2010 Samsung HDTVs, Blu-ray players and home theater systems via the upgraded Internet@TV - Content Service.
"BLOCKBUSTER On Demand brings you instant access to the latest movies, with new releases available the same day as DVD/Blu-ray," said Bruce Anderson, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand's senior vice president and general manager. "We're bringing our customers the movies they want, when and where they want them."
Customers may select from thousands of movies including the hottest new releases and classic movies, directly on their TV set and with no monthly fee. This allows for a more personalized and easy to use in-home movie watching experience. Powered by Sonic's Roxio CinemaNow(TM) technology, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand offers a seamless experience across Samsung's entire line of Internet@TV products.
Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment. The company provides customers with convenient access to media entertainment anywhere, any way they want it - whether in-store, by-mail, through vending kiosks or digitally to their homes and mobile devices. With a highly recognized brand and a library of more than 125,000 movie and game titles, Blockbuster leverages its multichannel presence to serve nearly 47 million global customers annually. The company may be accessed worldwide at www.blockbuster.com.
Source: Blockbuster Inc.
Posted by Shane Sturgeon, March 22, 2010 4:54 AM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.