This March 17, 2010, file photo, shows a closing Blockbuster stores in Racine, Wis. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Scott Anderson, File) by Todd Leopold (CNN) — “Be kind, please rewind,” the signs used to say in video stores, urging customers to return their rented VHS tapes spooled back to the beginning. If only Blockbuster could rewind back to the 1990s.
This photo provided by MTV shows the cast of the new series “Wait ‘Til Next Year,” which will debut exclusively via the MTV mobile application before it appears on air. (AP Photo/MTV) by David BauderAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is releasing a full season of a new series about a luckless high school football team on its mobile application Friday, a week before the first episode is shown on television. It appears to be a new milestone in the fast-moving world of technology changing traditional television content, much like when Netflix made an entire season of “House of Cards” available at once through the streaming service. MTV made its free app available on iPhones, iPads, iPods and the Xbox 360 in June, and nearly 2 million have been downloaded.