A system and method for ordering video content through the Internet. The system includes a customer interface accessible to a customer, at which the customer obtains information about video content and inputs order information using an interactive device. An Internet server in communication with the customer interface transmits input order information to a data processing center for processing. The data processing center communicates the processed order information to the vendor of the ordered video content, and receives from the vendor information regarding the status of the order, which it then transmits to the customer interface via the Internet server. In one embodiment of the system of the present information, the computer interface is updated with new video content information received from the vendor via the data processing center and the Internet server. The Internet server can be programmed with customer identification information for verification of customer identify. Preferably, information is communicated between the customer interface and the Internet server in real time.