Target is shutting down its digital movie store after less than 18 months

By Shawn Knight
Feb 11, 2015
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  1. Target Ticket, the retail giant's video-on-demand service designed to compete with Best Buy and Wal-Mart, will soon be closing down.

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  2. JohnCB

    JohnCB TS Booster Posts: 118   +62

    Target had a digital movie store?

    Well there's your problem.... fire the advertising department.
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  3. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 820   +389

    "Target Ticket, the retail giant’s video-on-demand service designed to compete with Best Buy and Wal-Mart, will soon be closing down"

    I guess all 3 have/had something going, but too few people even knew.
  4. S_Brideau

    S_Brideau TS Rookie Posts: 65

    In the article: "Any remaining credits in a Target Ticket users' account will also be transferred to CinemaNow. In the event CinemaNow doesn’t carry movies or shows purchased on Target Ticket, users will be issued a store credit for the amount originally paid."

    If the shelves are as empty in the US as they always were at Target in Canada, that's going to be useless. Now that Target Canada is going bankrupt the shelves are full, probably because the going out of business sale is only 10% off... Anyway, never going to go to a U.S. Target seeing how they treated their employees in Canada, no severance package for any employees except for the CEO who's getting a $66M severance package.

    /rant about Target
  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,292   +55

    Who watches movies any more anyway?
  6. Ziffel

    Ziffel TS Booster Posts: 75   +62

    What a phenomenally stupid question.
  7. I use Vudu and Itunes myself. They both have their pluses and negatives. My biggest grip with Itunes is that I don't like when I want to watch Itunes videos on my TV that I have to use a Apple TV, while Vudu is on every streaming device I own, so I'm free to watch whatever I want, in whatever room I am in. I don't need to go out and buy another player, its built into my Blu Ray player, and in my Tivo.

    I don't like the fact that Vudu doesn't have everything. Apple must pay big royalties or have great deals with some studios because they seem to have EVERYTHING, while Vudu lacks with some content. (A small studio movie or not to popular TV show for example is on Itunes and not Vudu) But that is when I buy those very few movies on Itunes, but mostly I buy movies and TV shows on Vudu.

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