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February 25, 2011

Google readies YouTube movie service for UK

by Darren Allan
Google is planning to use YouTube to carry an unlimited movie subscription service in the UK, so says the buzz on the net. The New York Post reports that the film streaming scheme, which would be in competition with the likes of LoveFilm, is set to launch in Europe initially, and will probably first touchdown in the UK. Google has reportedly ...

November 24, 2010

Wednesday NewsBytes: ICO issues first data fines; Apple-1 computer fetches £133,000; Sony launches Qriocity movie streaming

by Darren Allan
The ICO has finally flexed its power to penalise organisations for serious data leaks. Hertfordshire County Council was fined £100,000 for faxing the details of a child abuse case to the wrong machine. The information ended up in the hands of the public rather than the legal team it was intended for. The other firm to get penalised to the ...

Sony Qriocity movie streaming service launched

by Darren Allan
Sony has officially launched its video-on-demand movie service, Qriocity, in the UK and across Europe. Qriocity uses a pay-per-view model and offers a library of hundreds of films, including blockbusters from the likes of Twentieth Century Fox, Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Walt Disney and of course Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. You'll be able to stream these direct to your net ...

November 9, 2010

LoveFilm coming to Sony PS3 tomorrow

by Darren Allan
LoveFilm will be appearing on the PS3 tomorrow, the film rental service has confirmed on its website. The new service will allow current subscribers on a £5.99 (or more expensive) package to have access to a library of free streamed movies. Even those on a membership trial will be able to partake of the streaming action. Initially, the movies you'll ...

October 13, 2010

LoveFilm and PS3 partnership now official

by Darren Allan
On Monday, rumours were doing the rounds that a LoveFilm movie streaming service was coming to the PS3. And now that fact has been officially confirmed by Sony and LoveFilm, with the service to become available on the XMB (Xross Media Bar). LoveFilm subscribers with a net connected PS3 will be able to stream from a selection of thousands of ...

October 4, 2010

Zuckerberg movie The Social Network tops US box office

by Darren Allan
The Social Network has topped the US box office upon its release. The film, directed by David Fincher, is about the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, and how he founded the site and then steered it to a user base in excess of half a billion. Complete with much legal battling on the way. It doesn't portray Zuckerberg in a ...

August 30, 2010

Google intends pay-per-view film streaming via YouTube

by Darren Allan
It seems that Google has been orchestrating another project in its plan for world domination, or net domination at least. And this particular tentacle is snaking out further into the world of on-demand movies, in which the search giant made a move to expand its offering of free streamed films on YouTube last week (with classics from the likes ...

August 27, 2010

YouTube unleashes free movie streaming service

by Darren Allan
YouTube is busy paddling its oars in the movie streaming world with the launch of a new service which offers free on-demand flicks from some big name companies. The move comes after Google's video behemoth struck deals with the likes of Sony, MGM and also Blinkbox, PC Pro reports. Initially, over 400 movies are on offer, although don't expect a ...

LoveFilm gets in bed with MGM for movie streaming

by Darren Allan
Postal DVD rental service LoveFilm is further expanding its online delivery service, via a deal signed with film company MGM. LoveFilm's online player will now offer MGM films on a pay-per-play basis, as well as older films from the MGM back catalogue for free. In total, some 4,100 flicks will be available on-demand. The MGM Classics you'll be able to ...

November 4, 2009

PlayStation video store first films revealed

by Darren Allan
Sony has named some of the films that you'll be able to watch via the PS3 and PSP when its on-demand movie service launches later this month. Topping the bill are some big name blockbusters, including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Angels & Demons and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Not to mention ...

August 29, 2008

FaceBook to be made into a film

by David Allen
FaceBook is about to hit the big screen. As if it has not dominated the small screen for long enough, a film about the rise and rise of FaceBook will let everyone know how internet success is really done. Aaron Sorkin, who is best known for writing West Wing and A Few Good Men, will write this film. There is ...