Redbox's Streaming Media Service To Rival Netflix Still In The Works

Redbox, whose brick-red DVD vending machines are scattered across the country, is aiming to have a Netflix-like video streaming subscription service up and running by the end of 2011, company executives told investors this week. The development of the service has taken longer than expected because it has involved negotiations with several potential go-to-market partners, according to Coinstar CEO Paul Davis, speaking at a Feb. 16 analyst day. Coinstar is Redbox's parent company. "So we could have moved a lot quicker quite a few months ago had we decided to do this on our own," Davis said, according to a transcript of the presentation. "But we made a conscious decision as a team to not do it on our own because the price tag of doing that was prohibitive. We also didn't feel like we could have an offering working on our own that would distinguish ourselves and be a real winning proposition." Davis did not disclose which companies Redbox has been approaching about a partnernship. Separately, Amazon.com reportedly is readying a service that would stream 5,000 movies and TV shows members of its $79-per-year Prime free-shipping membership program.

MOZAEX FEATURES NEW SOLO 2 3D - ALL -IN -ONE 12TB BLU -RAY 3D SERVER AT EHX 2011

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CEDIA UK AWARDS 2011 - SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED…

CEDIA Region 1 is proud to announce the short list for the CEDIA Awards 2011. From English country homes to stunning super yachts sailing the world and private villas in Arabia and Africa, this year's short list celebrates the best residential custom installation projects with a heady mixture of excellence touched by the exotic. "We are delighted with the high standard of entries in this year's Awards which has proved a major challenge for our judges in the short-listing process" says Robert Hallam, CEDIA Chairman and Chair of Judges. "We are also really pleased to see integrators from across the Region participating in the scheme. A total of 10 different countries have competed in the scheme this year with entries from the UK, Netherlands, Cyprus, Portugal, South Africa, UAE, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and France, helping to increase awards entries by 16% on 2010. The Awards provide a great showcase for our industry, and this year the breadth, depth and quality of integration and innovation is as impressive as ever". View Shortlist here.

CEDIA AWARDS 2011 - SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED…

CEDIA Region 1 is proud to announce the short list for the CEDIA Awards 2011.

Platinum Tools® VDV MapMaster™ Voice, Data, and Video Tester Now Shipping

The VDV MapMaster Combines Continuity Testing, Mapping, and Tone Generator into a Single Unit

Media Décor Introduces Allure Moving Art Series with iColor Frames

New Allure Moving Art Series from Media Decor with an endless choice of high gloss frame colors.

SENSIO at the 2011 NAB Show

SENSIO at the 2011 NAB Show Apr. 11-14, 2011 Las Vegas, NV Exhibiting With Miranda Technologies at Booth N2515

Crestron Ships Prodigy® PMC3 And PMC3 -XP Control Systems, Delivering More Power, Speed and Memory

PMC3-XP Provides Seamless Bridge to Entire Crestron Line, and a Future-proof Upgrade Path

Hulu Plus lands hundreds of international films

US online video service Hulu is branching out into world cinema, adding hundreds of classics from the likes of Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, and Federico Fellini to its line-up. The company has struck a deal with the Criterion Collection, adding 150 titles to its premium Hulu Plus subscription service from today, with a further 650 to come. The roster of directors also includes Michelangelo Antonioni, Robert Bresson, Luis Bunuel, Jean Cocteau, Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut and a string of others - not to mention Charlie Chaplin, although the latter's selection will initially comprise only some early shorts.

Tripp Lite Introduces HDMI Cables with Support for Ethernet, 3D and more

Tripp Lite's P569-series is the latest generation of digital and audio cabling, with support for Ethernet Data Connectivity, Audio Return Channel, 3D display, and both 4096 x 2160 video resolution.

Atlona Technologies(R) 2011 NAB Show

April 11-14 -- Las Vegas Booth SL7706

Haivision Network Video 2011 NAB Show Preview

Booth SL9112

Crestron onCue™ Presentation Controller Makes Classroom Technology Possible For The Tightest School Budgets

onCue™ Basic Presentation Controller Offers Teachers Simple, Reliable and Budget-Friendly Control of Classroom AV Systems

Powerline Control Systems Introduces Mi LightStyle Lighting Control and Home Automation Solution

Lighting control manufacturer offers new easy to install, use and manage home automation solution that can be accessed from anywhere in the world on virtually any platform

Home Control company Control4 & Cisco Strike Partnership

Cisco and home control supplier Control4 have entered into an agreement in which Cisco will invest in Control4, use Control4 technology in Smart Grid infrastructure and services that it will sell to utilities, and sell Cisco-branded and Control4-branded products. Under the global agreement, Cisco will sell products through its value-added resellers (VARs) into homes in conjunction with utilities' deployment of Cisco's Smart Grid technologies, which are designed to reduce energy consumption. Cisco will also sell products through its VARs to developers of so-called greenfield cities, built on the outskirts of existing cities usually outside the U.S. In both channels, VARs would sell products to control energy use as well as home automation and control lighting, entertainment, communication and security systems. As a broad rule, control systems would be Cisco-branded, and peripherals such as lighting-control systems would be Control4-branded. The deal provides Control4 with additional resources as well as worldwide distribution channels that "will expand our reach dramatically" by "leveraging the Control4 platform to every single home in these communities," said Control4 CEO Will West. The deal will also open up opportunities for custom integrators who could later add onto a basic Cisco Smart Grid EMS 100 energy-management system, he said.

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