Blockbuster fee eliminations puts competitive eye on VOD

February 2005
CED;Feb2005, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p10
Trade Publication
Reports on the perceived negative impact of Blockbuster's decision to drop late fees from movie rentals in 2005, on cable's video-on-demand (VOD) efforts. Company's extension of due dates for games to one week and two days or one week for movies, plus a one-week grace period; Blockbuster's advantage over VOD earlier release windows; Expected response of cable by playing up subscriptions and offer of free VOD services.


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