With Anemic Blu-Ray Disc Sales, Home Entertainment Grew Modestly In 2013

By | Thursday January 16, 2014 @ 8:32am PST

So much for the high-def discs that studios once hoped would revive home entertainment. Consumers bought about 124M Blu-ray discs in the U.S. last year, + 4.2% vs 2012, research firm IHS Technology reports this morning. DiscsBut with prices falling, … Read More »

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Studios Settle On ‘Digital HD’ & ‘Digital’ Standard Branding

Effective this month, Hollywood studios will package digital film and television content under the standard “Digital” or “Digital HD” brand, trade org Digital Entertainment Group announced today. The distinction applies to non-physical filmed media with the … Read More »

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Studios Could Become Major Profit Drivers As Home Video Business Recovers: Analyst

By | Friday September 13, 2013 @ 6:54am PDT

Most Wall Streeters hate the movie business. It’s messy and unpredictable, and the profits typically aren’t high enough to justify the risk. But RBC Capital Markets’ David Bank urges investors to take a fresh look this morning with a 104-page … Read More »

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Consumers Poised To Pay More For Web-Delivered Video Than For Discs: Report

By | Friday June 1, 2012 @ 10:45am PDT

Spending for DVDs and Blu-ray discs is falling so fast that 2012 likely will be first year when consumers will pay more to buy and rent movies via the Internet, according to a report today from IHS Screen Digest … Read More »

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Pay To Play DVD/Blu-Ray? Windows 8 Sucks

By | Sunday May 6, 2012 @ 6:30pm PDT

Tech news reports I saw this weekend drop this bombshell on Hollywood as well as PC consumers: the next-generation Windows 8 operating system won’t automatically play DVDs and Blu-ray – even if your laptop has a DVD or Blu-ray drive. … Read More »

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Universal Revs ‘Fast Five’ NASCAR Promo

Universal Studios Home Entertainment will  kicks its Blu-ray and DVD campaign into gear at the “Fast Five 225″ auto race on Sept. 16 at Chicagoland Speedway. The latest installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise will be released on … Read More »

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Relativity Inks Home Entertainment Distribution Deal With Fox

By | Thursday March 10, 2011 @ 10:58am PST

(Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, CA) March 10, 2011 – Relativity Media, LLC announced today it has forged a multi-year distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment that will cover the marketing and distribution of Relativity’s films on DVD and Blu-ray. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release

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‘Social Network’ Tops DVD Charts While Still On Big Screen

By | Wednesday January 19, 2011 @ 2:36pm PST
Mike Fleming

The Social Network has accomplished something unusual. It has landed as the #1 DVD and Blu-Ray, on the same week that it is playing this weekend in 380 theaters. The momentum of the re-release and the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards win for Best Drama pushed the film … Read More »

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