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American Airlines begins offering Streaming Entertainment On Demand Service during Flights

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(Best Syndication News) - American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR) announced the first phase of their Entertainment On Demand streaming video rental service during flights. The airline will be the first to offer this new on-demand service.

The streaming video will be available on American Airlines’ Boeing 767-200 aircraft, which is a fleet of 15 planes. During the initial phase, videos will be available on most of their flights between New York JFK and Los Angeles, and with flights between JFK and San Francisco. The introductory rate is 99 cents for each TV show and $3.99 for each movie rented.

The way the streaming on demand rental service works is the traveler, with a compatible Wi-Fi enabled laptop, will be able to access the in-flight library list of 100 TV shows and Movies. If they want to watch the show or movie, they sign up and then pay for the rental with either a credit card or debit card. The show is then streamed wirelessly to the laptop for viewing. The customer has 24 hours to view a movie and 72 hours to view a TV show. If they have not yet watched the rental, they can also watch the show on the ground using the same viewer they did during the flight. See demonstration below.

Amazon adding Universal Pictures Movies to streaming Prime Instant Video

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced today that they have completed a digital licensing agreement with NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution. This agreement will allow Amazon.com to stream a collection of Universal Pictures movies through Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service. Amazon will add around 9,000 movies and TV shows soon.

Universal Studios Orlando to host special Harry Potter Film Event November 11-13

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(Best Syndication News) - Universal Studios Orlando announced ‘A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films’ event scheduled for November 11 – 13, 2011. The three-day special event will have cast-member and filmmaker panels available for questions and answers, autograph signings, and film screenings.

Tickets for the special engagement will be available for purchase starting on July 31, 2011. The Harry Potter event will be held at the Universal's Islands of Adventure Theme Park, which is where The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attractions is located.

Netflix Splits Rental Plans – Increase rates up to 25 percent for some Subscribers

Netflix DVD Rentals getting ready to mail - Credit: Netflix

(Best Syndication News) - Netflix announced today that they would be splitting their rental plans into DVD-Only Plans and an Unlimited Streaming Plans, both start at $7.99 per month to subscribe. The rate increase will happen to customers who want to continue with the DVD mail subscription and the Unlimited Streaming Plan.

New customers will already have the new pricing and plans, while existing customers will not see the rate increase until September 1, 2011. Those that have only one DVD rental mailed out at a time will see a rate reduction of $1, which will be $7.99 per month instead of $8.99.

Netflix will offer two subscriptions. So if you want the watch instantly streaming service and the DVD rental service, the rate would be $7.99 + $7.99. This adds up to $15.98 per month.

Robert Pattinson shocking moments at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards

(Best Syndication News) - ‘Twilight’ actor, Robert Pattinson, offered several shocking moments at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards that aired on TV last night. Pattison kissed Taylor Lautner and said co-star Reese Witherspoon was a one-third lesbian. He also made jaws drop when he said the F-bomb during the live televised event.

When Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart earned the “Best Kiss” award, instead of kissing each other, Pattinson went out into the audience and gave fellow actor, Taylor Lautner, a big kiss.

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