Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Best Buy video service links streaming, consumer electronics

Can a consumer electronics big-box retailer be a player in over-the-top video? Best Buy is putting its best foot forward in this market, launching its CinemaNow service for renting and buying TV shows and movies online. Web-based buying via CinemaNow has been available for awhile. What’s new this week are plans to make the service available via the same electronics products that Best Buy sells in its stores — basically a “connected devices” play by one of the bigger real-world outlets for the device part of that equation. more ..........

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