Intertainer: Entertainment oligopoly killing us

Intertainer — a broadband on-demand movie service — is calling it quits for now, and has filed suit again AOL Time Warner, Sony and Vivendi Universal. Jonathan Taplin, Intertainer’s Chairman and CEO, writes:

We promise to return when there is an environment in which the independent company such as ours is allowed to compete for your business. Whether the current environment of increasing media concentration is good for our Democracy is of course, the ultimate question.

Intertainer is alleging that the defendents are out to destroy them with Movielink (formerly Moviefly), a service that is owned in part by the defendents. They specifically accuse Sony of violating its position as investor and board observer to help build Movielink, and stealing Intertainer employees to do the same. Link Link