This category changes as fast we update charts. The latest shift: Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) has abandoned plans to spin off its DVD-by-mail business into a new subsidiary called Qwikster. Under the plan announced Sept. 18, subscribers of both DVD and streaming would have had different accounts with different sites. That problem is gone but a 60 percent price increase to get both remains.
In the interim, Dish Network (NSDQ: DISH) and its acquisition Blockbuster launched the Blockbuster Movie Pass, a DVD/streaming add on to some monthly Dish subscriptions; Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) announced the Kindle Fire, taking its Instant Video mobile for the first time; and Hulu Plus and Netflix made some key programming acquisitions.
What else separates Amazon, Hulu, Netflix and Blockbuster Movie Pass? Check out our latest chart, embedded below: