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    Media Watch: Dish Network Unveils Blockbuster Movie Pass, Facebook's Push to the Past

    Today, the Dish Network revealed Blockbuster Movie Pass, its competitor to Netflix. Blockbuster Movie Pass will resemble the previous Netflix model, bundling DVD-by-mail rentals as well as online video streaming. However, its customers must sign up for the satellite provider for access to streaming...

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    First Look: REM Remix The End of TV As We Know It

    This YouTube REM Remix captures the frenetic pace of obsessive screen-watchers. Like me.

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    Media Watch: Dish Network May Launch Blockbuster Streaming Site, Facebook Real-Time News Ticker

    On Friday, the Dish Network is expected to announce a Blockbuster-branded streaming service. Their program will be a direct competitor to the recently criticized and faltering Netflix.

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    Netflix Splits Its DVD and Streaming Business, Hastings Says 'I Messed Up'

    Reed Hastings has posted a letter at his Netflix blog (below, the comments are fascinating) admitting that "I messed up," and explaining why he initially separated Netflix's DVD and streaming businesses. Basically, one is the past, which threatens to drag down his company's stock price, and the other is the future, and should continue to thrive and grow. You can tell where Hastings thinks Netflix's future lies because that's the business that's getting the Netflix name. The company that is going to dwindle and die gets called Qwikster. The red envelope will be the same and will add video offerings, but the logo will change. (Here's Techcrunch...

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    Media Watch: Netflix Takes a Tumble, Google's Propeller, Viki to 10M International Users

    Google has a social and news reader in its works, according to sources close to the project. Now called The Propeller, the reader doesn't have a launch date planned yet. [Via Media Bistro]

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    Amazon Expands Instant Video with 100k+ Library Titles

    Netflix beware. At the end of July, Amazon announced a partnership with NBCUniversal to provide some 9,000 streaming movies and TV shows to its Prime subscribers.

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    Media Watch: LATimes.com Traffic Rises, Facebook Hides Google+ Invites, Netflix targets Kids & Asia

    Netflix is creating a Just-for-Kids streaming option, the company reported yesterday. Aimed at the 12-and-unders, it offers content like Dora the Explorer or SpongeBob SquarePants, and groups its elements into categories that operate with total child-logic: "Dinosaurs," "Girl Power," "Princesses," a...

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    Sundance Institute Pushes Deeper Into Digital Distribution Alternatives--Analysis

    Two things pop from this week's announcement from Robert Redford's Sundance Institute about their "Artists Services Initiative." First, who it's for--Sundance Institute filmmakers only--and second, how it contrasts with Robert De Niro's for-profit New York-based Tribeca Fil...

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