Tag Archives: Closure

Ultraviolet Cloud Movie Locker to Shut Down (EXCLUSIVE)

Ultraviolet, a cloud movie locker once hailed as Hollywood’s best bet to get consumers hooked on digital movies, is shuttering. The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), the industry consortium that has been tasked with running Ultraviolet, will shut down the service on July 31. – Janko Roettgers, Variety » http://bit.ly/2RoQllr

The end is nigh for music streaming service Pandora

Beleaguered music streaming service Pandora has announced its last day in New Zealand will be July 31. […] After July 31st, Pandora subscribers will no longer be able to access the service’s app or its web site. – Stuff.co.nz http://ift.tt/2tTaIP1

With no options left, streaming TV startup Aereo closes shop

Aereo is dismantling a major office and laying off most of its workers as it becomes increasingly clear the broadcasting industry’s legal victories over the Boston- and Brooklyn-bred startup will last. […] Spokeswoman Virginia Lam told Betabeat the company is not closing entirely, though. “In an effort to reduce costs, we made the difficult decision to lay off some of our staff in Boston and New York,” she said in a statement. “We are continuing to conserve resources while we chart our path forward. We are grateful to our employees for their loyalty, hard work and dedication. This was a difficult, but necessary step in order to preserve the company.” – Ben Fischer,New York Business Journal 
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Redbox Instant’s streaming video service shuts down on October 7th

If you thought that Redbox Instant would have trouble competing against a streaming video behemoth like Netflix, you were right. The Verizon-backed service is telling customers that Instant will shut down just before midnight on October 7th, roughly a year and a half after it got off the ground. Should you be a customer, you’ll get a notice about any relevant refunds on October 10th. – Jon Fingas,Engadget
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