So just read this note at USA Today. Eww. I just linked to USA Today.
So … yeah, the short story is:
NEW YORK (Reuters) â€” Blockbuster (BBI) said Wednesday it reached a four-year deal giving it exclusive U.S. rental rights to Weinstein films, allying itself with the independent movie studio as it battles for market share.
The deal teams Blockbuster with movie industry veterans brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein as it tries to counter an expensive rivalry with Netflix (NFLX) over online rentals, as well as cooling store-based movie rentals.
Blockbuster realized it couldn’t play fair and beat Netflix on its own turf, so it played dirty pool and made a deal to screw Netflix with the studio. This makes me sad.