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Sears launches online movie download service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Dec 2010 17:37 User comments (2)

Sears launches online movie download service Sears has announced the launch of Alphaline Entertainment, an online movie download service that will give Sears and K-Mart customers a chance to download films the same day they hit DVD and Blu-ray.
The service is based on Sonic's RoxioNow platform.

Plans for the platform were announced in June and Sears is now rolling out the service, which will be available for HDTVs, media players and smartphones.

Sonic was just purchased last week by Rovi, months after the company bough the digital-compression software maker DivX to increase its digital presence.

CinemaNow, another Sonic online movie store, has been popular thanks to a partnership with Best Buy.

Sears is pushing into a market dominated by Google, Amazon, Netflix and Apple although those companies (for the most part) lack a brick-and-mortar presence.

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2 user comments

128.12.2010 19:16

Am I wrong in remembering Sears as being the outlet to purchase VOOM HD satellite service 10 years or so ago? I may forgive, but I don't forget. Unless you can offer something superior to those already estabished, your time and effort are wasted once again.

228.12.2010 22:42

LoL! Sears? Stick to tools and housewares...you can do that stuff great. Give up on media; you can't compete.

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