Best Buy Dec. 20 quietly began testing an at-home disc-to-digital program through its CinemaNow digital movie service, letting consumers unlock an UltraViolet-enabled version of more than 3,500 titles from several studios, including Sony, Universal, Warner and Lionsgate.
The launch of the first at-home disc-to-digital service could prove a major boon for UltraViolet, the buy once, play anywhere cloud-based digital movie service the home entertainment industry launched in October 2011. Currently there are more than 7 million household UltraViolet accounts.
Best Buy only recently began offering UltraViolet via CinemaNow...
The deadline for the group led by company founder Richard Schulze to submit a bid to takeover Best Buy has been extended. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune,the company and Schulze agreed to delay the deadline to Feb. 28, 2013.