Acquisition of the video-on-demand service will give Blockbuster an increased online presence.
The movie-rental company is in advanced talks to acquire Movielink, an online movie-downloading company, according to published reports.
Home video rental giant is developing a set-top device based on Movielink. How will it match up with Apple TV? (From Reuters)
Company licenses digital rights management software that will allow downloaded movies burned to DVDs.
Last week's announcements from Google and Movielink illustrate just how far online video has to go before it's ready for prime time.
RCA's broadband video box delivers a promising combination of Akimbo and Movielink video content, but slow download speeds and potentially expensive pay-per-view pricing limit its appeal.
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The video-on-demand service will allow Blinkx users to search for film titles, watch movie trailers, and so on.
The companies will work on content protection and marketing as part of a joint effort to promote the digital distribution of films to the home.
SBC Communications picks up Movielink's online video-on-demand rentals in a bid to lure more subscribers to its broadband service.