TDC names new head of Blockbuster VOD arm

Danish telco and cable operator TDC’s Nuuday services arm has named Louise Stenberg as the new director of its Blockbuster video-on-demand service. Stenberg will take over from Casper Hald, who resigned as director of Blockbuster in November last year to seek new challenges outside Nuuday. Stenberg has held various positions at Nuuday with a focus […]

Blockbuster selects 3SS to deliver revamped Nordic TV app

TDC Group’s Nordic video-on-demand store, Blockbuster, has selected 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) to revamp its app for connected TVs. The new Blockbuster app replaces the company’s legacy connected TV service and will include a new user interface, more intuitive navigation, personalised recommendations and the ability to set bookmarks and wish-lists. It will be based on […]

TDC launching Blockbuster VOD in other Nordic markets

Danish telco TDC is taking its Blockbuster transactional video-on-demand brand to Sweden, Norway and Finland. TDC is soft-launching the brand in other Nordic markets initially. However, Blockbuster CEO Casper Hald said that his goal was that every fourth film in the Nordic region should be rented from Blockbuster within the next two to three years. […]

TDC taps thePlatform for new Blockbuster platform

Danish telco TDC has selected thePlatform to develop a new online TVOD and electronic sell-through platform for its home-entertainment brand Blockbuster. ThePlatform’s mpx video management system will deliver the main CMS infrastructure backbone for the project, which will launch with 8,000 titles across the Nordic region. The mpx commercial portal has been customised to link […]

TDC launches planned Blockbuster service in beta

Danish telco TDC has launched its planned Blockbuster-branded VoD and electronic sell-through service in beta mode. The company said it had decided to launch the service, plans for which were revealed by DTVE Daily last month, in beta while it fine-tuned a number of elements. Blockbuster chief executive Casper Hald said it was the company’s […]

TDC Group buys Blockbuster brand in Denmark

Danish telco TDC Group has acquired the Danish rights to the Blockbuster name, in its latest push into the digital film rental market.  TDC said that it will use the “familiarity of the Blockbuster name to encourage Danes to rent films online,” adding that it expects to implement the brand name in the first half of […]

Blockbuster to shut US DVD business, focus on digital

Dish Network-owned video rental firm Blockbuster is set to close all its remaining US stores and cease its DVD-by-mail services by early January 2014 to focus its efforts on digital offerings.  Announcing the move, Dish said it would close its approximately 300 remaining US retail stores and its distribution centres – all the physical distribution […]

UK DVD rental market expected to go into freefall as Blockbuster stores close

The UK DVD and Blu-ray rental market is expected to decline sharply this year following the shut-down of half the country’s Blockbuster video stores as part of a restructuring agreed by the company’s new management, according to research from IHS Screen Digest. According to IHS Screen Digest, the UK market for physical video rental will […]

Blockbuster and Samsung in streaming deal, says report

TV manufacturer Samsung has reportedly struck a deal with Blockbuster to stream rental movies to Samsung Smart TVs and Galaxy smartphones and tablets in the US, Europe and Australia. According to the Australian consumer electronics website Smarthome, citing sources within Samsung, the company plans to launch in the Blockbuster service in the US, the UK […]