Fatso (online DVD rental service)

founder=Rob Berman
location_country=New Zealand
industry=Electronic commerce
products=Online DVD rental
market c

owner=SKY Network Television
company_slogan=All the DVD you can eat
The video store directly to your door
homepage= [http://www,fatso.co.nz]
products=Online DVD rental

Fatso is an Online DVD rental service based in Auckland, New Zealand. and was founded in 2004 by Rob Berman. The service is owned and operated by Westside Media Limited located in central Auckland. It competed directly with DVD Unlimited and Movieshack.

In June, 2008 the company announced a merger with former competitors DVD Unlimited and Movieshack. [cite web | title = Media: DVD delivery market reaches limit | url = http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10517301 | publisher = New Zealand Herald | date = June 20 2008] Screen Enterprises Limited was formed by merging the businesses of DVD Unlimited, Fatso and Movie Shack. According to the 2008 Sky TV annual report, the three firms were all struggling with the business model that has "yet to be accepted in New Zealand". SKY owns 51% of Screen Enterprises Limited and as such all subscribers are consolidated into SKY’s results.

The company is planned to complete a merger of its services in November 2008, when the merging companies will switch it members to the new service which will operate under the Fatso name.


External links

* http://www.fatso.co.nz

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