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STUDY: INTERNET TV VIEWING NOT AFFECTING REGULAR TV VIEWING

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

People who have connected their TV sets to the Internet to watch streaming or downloaded shows are not dropping their cable or satellite connections, according to a new study by Nielsen Research for the Cable & Telecommunications Assn. for Marketing (CTAM). According to the study, titled “Life Is a Stream: Understanding Consumers’ Viewership of TV […]

EXHIBITORS ANGERED OVER WARNERS’ VOD PLANS

November 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Co. are developing plans to offer some movies via video-on-demand while they are still playing in theaters, Daily Variety reported today (Thursday). It cited comments by Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes during an earnings call on Wednesday that it will launch the premium VOD service by next summer, charging […]

THE END OF THE VIDEO STORE?

September 30, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

If Netflix, Redbox, iTunes, and video-on-demand have taken a heavy toll on Blockbuster, they are taking an even heavier one on small mom-and-pop video stores, the Wall Street Journal observed today. “Technology,” it observed, “is killing the video-rental store — and a piece of American culture with it.” The newspaper cited a survey by SNL […]

ABC LANDS IN BRITAIN

August 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Walt Disney Co.’s TV production unit, ABC Studios, plans to launch a video-on-demand service in the U.K. via British Telecom’s BT Vision, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Thursday). The service will be available to subscribers for £6.99 per month (about $10.00) or at 99p (about $1.50) per individual episode, the newspaper said. Among the shows […]

BUY A BLU-RAY DISC, GET FREE VOD

August 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Borrowing a strategy from newspapers that allow paying subscribers free access to their websites who are otherwise blocked by a pay wall and cable systems that give customers video-on-demand access to certain content, NBC will allow viewers of The Office to watch episodes of Season 7 of The Office, which premieres on September 23, if […]

FLOPS BECOME HITS ON VIDEO-ON-DEMAND

August 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Several of the movies that performed strongly as cable video-on-demand offerings during the week of July 26-August 1 were flops at the box office, figures released today (Monday) by VOD tracker Rentrak indicate. Although the No. 1 film on the top-ten list, Clash of the Titans, was a blockbuster hit, with $163.2 million in theatrical […]

STUDIOS O.K. VIDEO-ON-DEMAND SERVICES BY COMCAST, DIRECTV

April 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Cable provider Comcast and satellite service DirecTV have signed deals with three major studios allowing them to offer movies on demand on the same day they go on sale — in other words, four weeks ahead of Netflix and Redbox. The movies, from Universal, Warner Bros. and Fox, will be available for about $4.99 and […]

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