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DISH TO BRING NEW MOVIES TO YOUR TV

May 16, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Theater owners have been demanding to know how successful DirecTV has been in renting video-on-demand movies for $30 while they are still in theaters. So far, neither the movie studios nor DirectTV is saying, but apparently rival satellite operator DISH network has got word that enough people are willing to shell out the 30 bucks […]

THEATER OWNERS GAIN BACKING FROM DIRECTORS IN VOD FIGHT

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Theatre Owners has mustered an impressive list of movie directors and producers to back the exhibitors’ efforts to persuade the movie studios to abandon their plans to roll out premium video-on-demand on cable, satellite, and the web. On the same day that DirecTV introduced its own Home Premiere package with Just […]

PREMIUM VIDEO ON DEMAND COMING ON THURSDAY

April 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Despite angry opposition by theater owners and several prominent directors, DirecTV plans to launch its premium video-on-demand service on Thursday, offering movies from Sony, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. that are still in theaters. Each of the movies will cost $29.99 for 48 hours. The service, which will only be available in homes […]

EXHIBITORS OUTRAGED BY STUDIOS’ VOD PLANS

April 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Like yelling fire in a crowded theater, four movie studios set off panic among exhibitors attending the convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners with word, first reported by Daily Variety, that they plan to launch a premium video-on-demand program called Home Premiere that will allow subscribers to the DirecTV satellite service to watch […]