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Blockbuster preparing to announce streaming set-top box?


According to the Hollywood Reporter, Blockbuster is working on their very own set-top box for streaming video into your living room.

How far along are they?

Must be pretty far as the Hollywood Reporter claims it will be announced “sometime this month”.

Since Blockbuster owns Movielink (acquired in a $6.6 million transaction last August) it’s expected that this new device would give access to Movielink’s catalog of 6,000 movies.

Its an uphill battle, but now is as good as any for Blockbuster to get started. A lot of competitors are already lined up such as CinemaNow, Vudu, Apple TV, Xbox 360 and Netflix to name a few, but the streaming movie industry is still relatively young and Blockbuster have as good a chance as anybody at succeeding.

[Via Engadget]


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