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Looks like Movie Gallery finally got something for the assortment of PBS bandwidth and spare parts remaining from the now-defunct MovieBeam service. The new owner is Indian conglomerate The Valuable Group, headed by Sanjay Gaikwad who apparently thinks serving up a remarkably limited assortment of...

July 12th 2008 at 10:08pm 0 Comments
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Looks like Movie Gallery finally got something for the assortment of PBS bandwidth and spare parts remaining from the now-defunct MovieBeam service. The new owner is Indian conglomerate The Valuable Group, headed by Sanjay Gaikwad who apparently thinks serving up a remarkably limited assortment of...

July 12th 2008 at 10:08pm 0 Comments
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When MovieBeam shut down operations last December, we had a feeling we wouldn't be mourning for long, but we definitely didn't see it playing out like this. Reportedly, Movie Gallery is asking for bankruptcy court approval to sell its VOD service to one Dar Capital Limited for a cool $2.25 million...

May 6th 2008 at 4:43pm 0 Comments
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When MovieBeam shut down operations last December, we had a feeling we wouldn't be mourning for long, but we definitely didn't see it playing out like this. Reportedly, Movie Gallery is asking for bankruptcy court approval to sell its VOD service to one Dar Capital Limited for a cool $2.25 million....

May 6th 2008 at 4:02pm 0 Comments
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Judging from the fairly consistent stream of comments on our "MovieBeam is dead" post, there are quite a few of you out there looking to hack your now-defunct MovieBeam hardware -- which strikes us as a somewhat quixotic effort, but then again, so was the entire MovieBeam enterprise. Anyway, it look...

January 25th 2008 at 8:04pm 0 Comments
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Judging from the fairly consistent stream of comments on our "MovieBeam is dead" post, there are quite a few of you out there looking to hack your now-defunct MovieBeam hardware -- which strikes us as a somewhat quixotic effort, but then again, so was the entire MovieBeam enterprise. Anyway, it look...

January 25th 2008 at 8:04pm 0 Comments
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MovieBeam is calling customers today and telling them that the datacasting HD movie service is ceasing operations as of December 15th, with certain customers eligible for a refund on the hardware. It's been rocky going for the company since spinning off from Disney a couple years ago, with a series...

December 5th 2007 at 6:52pm 0 Comments
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MovieBeam's short, sordid history hasn't exactly come to a close, but it's certainly a far cry from the service's once lofty goals. First it was spun off from Disney, with Intel and Cisco investing an extra $50 million in the newly separated company to further develop the service, now that company h...

March 9th 2007 at 11:36am 0 Comments
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All the HD Beat readers and podcast listeners know we love the guys at This Week in Tech. We have enjoyed watching them on TechTV and listening to their podcast. We were very honored this week when Patrick referenced us on how Moviebeam works. It was a short quote after Leo questions the response, h...

June 26th 2006 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Magnolia Pictures, friendly day-and-date releasers of such HD flicks as Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Bubble, have announced support for the MovieBeam platform. According to VideoBusiness, despite already having support from the major studios, MovieBeam thinks they can find a niche delive...

June 14th 2006 at 6:52am 0 Comments
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In what could turn into a preemptive strike against the further decline of DVD sales in the face of competition from digital downloads as well as Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs, major retailers may soon be installing kiosks in their stores that give customers access to on-demand, feature-length films on D...

June 4th 2006 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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When MovieBeam was first announced we were really excited and as soon as we had an opportunity to check one out we took advantage of it. After spending a few days with one we wrote a review and as most of you know we were less than excited with it's HD performance.Jeremy Toeman of LIVEdigitally spen...

May 8th 2006 at 1:45pm 0 Comments