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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 […]

EXHIBITOR FIRES WARNING SHOT AT STUDIOS OVER VOD

April 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Some theater chains are threatening not to run free trailers for movie studios if the studios go ahead with plans to inaugurate “Premium VOD” — that is, making movies available for viewing for around $30 via cable, satellite TV, or the Internet a few weeks after they premiere in theaters. “We are not here to […]

FILM TO DEBUT IN THEATERS AND VOD ON SAME DAY

February 16, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Satellite service DISH Network said Tuesday that it will make The Resident, starring Hillary Swank, available on so-called premium video-on-demand on Friday, the same day that it debuts in movie theaters. Although some studios have discussed the possibility of releasing films on VOD while they are still in theaters, none has suggested a willingness to […]