Time Warner has purchased Flixster to be yet another competitor of Netflix. Too much of a good thing leads to numerous copycats, right? The owner of the Warner Bros. studio and the HBO cable movie service didn’t disclose what it paid for Flixster, which owns the Rotten Tomatoes movie-review site and also runs a streaming video service that has about 1,200 movies and an array of TV shows.
By comparison, Netflix has more than 20,000 movies and shows available for streaming. Time Warner said it plans to position Flixster as a tool for people to access digital copies of content they buy.