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AEREO CHANGING PRICING

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Barry Diller-backed Aereo service, which allows users to watch broadcast TV shows on mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone or on their personal computers, announced a new subscription plan on Monday. Subscribers willing to pay an additional $4 a month (on top of the $8 they currently pay) will be able to record […]

THE AVENGERS: THE EXPECTATIONS SOAR

May 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ticket sales for Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers surged internationally on May 1, the May Day holiday in many countries, raising expectations that the movie’s worldwide gross will soar well past $500 million following this weekend’s opening in North America, China and Russia. Domestically, the film is expected to open in 4,349 locations, with fewer than 1,000 […]

REDBOX LIKELY TO INCREASE ITS PRICES, TOO

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Redbox is preparing to up its rental charge by about 25 percent if credit-card companies proceed with plans to increase the fees they charge retailers for debit card transactions less than $10. Home Media magazine reported that Redbox, which currently pays about 5 cents per debit card transaction, would be required to pay about 22 […]

AMAZON ENTERS STREAMING VIDEO

February 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Playing catch-up with Netflix, Amazon today (Wednesday) debuted a streaming video service that costs about $1.35 per month less than Netflix. To entice new subscribers, the online retailer is charging $79 per year, giving customers free one-month trial subscriptions, and a feature that allows the service to be shared by three family members. But Eric […]

DISNEY RAISES PRICES IT CHARGES REDBOX, NETFLIX

February 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Apparently bowing to pressure from investors, Disney, with the release of Secretariat last month, began raising the wholesale price of DVDs that it sells to Redbox and Netflix, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday). Disney, Paramount, and, in a limited number of cases, Sony have been the only studios that do not require that […]

WARNER BROS. TO LAUNCH PREMIUM VOD SOON

December 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner’s Warner Bros. and New Line studios are planning to launch premium video-on-demand early next year, CEO Jeff Bewkes said Monday. Speaking at the 38th annual UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, Bewkes said he anticipated that movies would become available for one-time rental on cable and online about 30 to […]

VIACOM CHIEF: NO PARAMOUNT MOVIES FOR APPLE TV

September 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount movies and Viacom’s cable programs won’t be coming to iTunes or Apple’s new Apple TV device if Steve Jobs sticks to his 99-cent pricing. As reported by Home Media Magazine, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman told an investor group in New York last week: “We don’t think that works for us. We don’t think that […]