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SALES OF VIDEOS DROP 19 PERCENT

May 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs continued their nosedive in the first quarter as many collectors continued to opt instead for cheap rentals or online streaming. The industry trade group Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) reported that sales fell a whopping 19 percent during the quarter from the same period a year ago. The decline was […]

NETFLIX — FIRST, THE GOOD NEWS

April 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix said Monday that while it mailed out fewer DVDs during the first quarter of this year versus the same quarter last year, its profits rose a whopping 86 percent. Online streaming accounted for the growth, the company said, as many of its 23.6 million subscribers (up from 14 million last year) opted to view […]

NETFLIX SHARES SOAR ON NEW RESEARCH

February 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

High-flying shares of Netflix rose to new heights on Monday following word that the online movie rental company is launching a movie-streaming service aimed at owners of Android mobile devices. Netflix already provides such a service for iPhone users. Also on Monday, it was reported that in January, Netflix streamed 200 million videos — 38 […]

BLOCKBUSTER KIOSK DEPLOYMENT QUESTIONED

September 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Reports that Blockbuster is planning to install some 10,000 Blockbuster Express kiosks in key locations by the end of the year may have been exaggerated. According to Home Media magazine, the kiosks are being installed, financed and stocked not by Blockbuster but by the maker of the kiosks, NCR Corp. The magazine said on Tuesday […]

DATE NIGHT TOPS HOME VIDEO CHARTS

August 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Steve Carell-Tina Fey-Mark Wahlberg comedy Date Night grabbed the No. 1 spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert DVD and Blu-ray sales charts and Home Media magazine’s rental chart for last week. Another comedy, Death at a Funeral, came in at No. 2. But appearing to reflect consumers’ lack of interest in paying premium […]

BLOCKBUSTER LOOKS FOR HELP FROM SUPER MARIO BROS.

August 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just days after staving off bankruptcy yet again by securing a new forbearance agreement with debtholders, Blockbuster launched a new marketing campaign touting its recent decision to include video games in its lowest priced ($8.99) video-by-mail subscription plan. In a mass emailing, Blockbuster’s ad features a character from Nintendo’s 25-year-old Super Mario Bros. franchise and […]

NOW IT’S “ALVIN” TAILING “SHERLOCK”

April 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sherlock Holmes and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel reversed positions on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart last week, with Sherlock taking over the top spot, followed by Alvin in second place. A week earlier, Alvin had been the clear winner. On Home Media magazine’s rental chart, Sherlock remained at the top for […]

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