Thursday, September 23, 2010

Three unrelated video news items?

Blockbuster files for Chapter 11
It's been expected for some time, but Blockbuster has filed for Chapter 11. It's suspected that 1/3 of their 3,000 stores will close.

Apple TV orders being processed
Apple has started charging the credit cards of people who placed an order for the new Apple TV. Expect them to ship at any moment.

Microsoft doesn't like Blu-ray either
Joining Apple's Steve Jobs, Microsoft's Stephen McGill, UK Xbox Boss, said in an interview that it's just not worth supporting Blu-ray on Xbox
People have moved through from DVDs to digital downloads and digital streaming, so we offer full HD 1080p Blu-ray quality streaming instantly, no download, no delay. So, who needs Blu-ray?
xbox360achievements: Interview - Stephen McGill, UK Xbox Boss Talks The Future, Halo, Rare & More

The future for video is the web.

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