Best Buy Canada launches CinemaNow streaming video service

CinemaNow, an internet video download service owned by Best Buy, has officially begun offering service in Canada.

The service, which hopes to compete with similar services from Sony and Apple, gives movie lovers the ability to rent or buy more than 10,000 standard and high definition movie and television shows over the web.

Video download service CinemaNow comes to Canada in August

CinemaNow, an internet video download service owned by Best Buy, has announced it will begin offering service in Canada sometime in August.

The service which gives movies lovers the ability to rent or buy standard and high definition movies over the web will compete with similar services from Sony and Apple.

North American Playstation Network to be fully restored this week

On its Playstation blog today, Sony announced its Playstation Network and Qriocity Music Unlimited service would be fully operational in Asia, Europe and the Americas by the end of this week.

A date for complete restoration of the Playstation Network and the Music Unlimited service in Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea has still not been announced.

Sony says PlayStation Network will be fully operational by May 31st

A report by Bloomberg today is quoting Shigenori Yoshida, a Tokyo-based spokesman for Sony, as saying the PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services will be fully functional by May 31st.

In a press conference on May 1st Sony said it would begin a phased restoration by region of PlayStation Network and Qriocity services beginning last week but did not say when the system would be fully restored.

Sony admits hackers stole subscribers personal information

After six days of near silence, Sony admitted today that its Playstation Online Network was the victim of hackers and that much and perhaps all of its account holders personal information had been stolen.

On the Sony Playstation blog, the company admitted that between April 17th and April 19th, its user account information was compromised.

Playstation outage now into its 5th day

Last Wednesday April 20th, Sony abruptly shut down its Playstation Network and Qriocity services leaving more than 75 million customers people without access to either service.

On Thursday, the company said they were investigating the network outage and expected to have everything back up and running within a day. On Friday, the company admitted the online services had been hacked and would remain shut down.

Digital Home opens new Internet Television forum

In its tenth year, Digital Home’s readership continues to expand and membership in our Digital Forum continues to grow. The result is the demand for more discussion areas also continues to grow therefore we are pleased to announce the creation of our new Internet Television forum.

Sony launches Qriocity in Canada

Sony’s Video on Demand (VOD) service, called “Video on Demand by Qriocity”, is now available in Canada.

The streaming service, Sony’s attempt to challenge Apples itunes, will offer hundreds of films from several major studios including NBC Universal Television Distribution, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC and Warner Bros.