Whether you're a hardcore fan or a young padawan, everybody should watch Star Wars today. And now there is a way to enjoy them all for free (legally)! In what Sky is calling "UK TV's first ever 48-hour Star Wars marathon," Now TV is currently streaming all 6 movies back-to-back.Read More
Betamax versus VHS, VideoCD (VCD) versus DVD, HD-DVD versus Blu-Ray – the noted format wars of old have all arisen through a combination of technological and sociological factors. The ‘Videotape Wars’ of the 70’s was driven by companies’ hopes to find a standardised media format for recording TV. The dawn of the digital video era was contested between the cost-effective VCD and the superior quality of the DVD, while the transition to high-definition played host to the one of the fiercest format wars in HD-DVD and Blu-Ray’s tussle for supremacy. Now, we think we’ve found the cloud-gaming equivalent.
HMV today marks its move into the digital marketplace with its appropriately-named on-demand rental service ‘HMV On-Demand’. From the iTunes Store to the Android Marketplace, Amazon’s LOVEFiLM Player to Blinkbox, it’d be fair to say that online movie rental services are far from in short supply.