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London Police Pull Plug on International Streaming Pirates   11 Aug, 2016

In a first, London police have arrested three people who are suspected of orchestrating the...More>>

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Redbox Owner to Go Private for $1.6 Billion in Cash   25 Jul, 2016

Redbox corporate parent Outerwall July 25 announced it has entered into a definitive merger...More>>

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Sky Launching ‘Most Comprehensive’ Ultra HD Content Slate in August   18 Jul, 2016

Sky, the British satellite TV operator owned by 21st Century Fox, announced it will launch the...More>>

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Brits to Spend More on Digital Than Physical Video in 2016   6 May, 2016

Home entertainment consumers in Great Britain this year for the first time will spend more on...More>>

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EMA Announces 2016 Indie Home Entertainment Award Winners   13 Apr, 2016

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) April 13 announced its 2016 Independent Home...More>>

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Redbox Revisiting Digital Distribution?   24 Mar, 2016

Redbox reportedly is considering revisiting digital distribution — about 18 months after...More>>

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Nielsen: 65% of TV Viewers Watch VOD Programming   23 Mar, 2016

Live television viewing continues to become an endangered social habit among consumers, with 65% of...More>>

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Digitalsmiths: Transactional VOD Use Declined Nearly 5% in 2015   17 Mar, 2016

The number of people using transactional VOD and electronic-sellthrough services in the fourth...More>>

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Indie Theater Group Blasts 'Screening Room' Premium VOD Concept    15 Mar, 2016

An organization representing 600 independent move theaters (except Landmark Theatres) March 15...More>>

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Redbox Owner Exploring 'Financial Alternatives'   14 Mar, 2016

Following a disappointing financial quarter, Redbox corporate parent Outerwall March 14 said it had...More>>

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Movie>Q Ups Quarterly Loss   16 Feb, 2016

Movie>Q, the automated movie disc rental retailer, reported a second-quarter (ended Dec. 31, 2015)...More>>

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Redbox Renews Universal Distribution Deal    4 Feb, 2016

Redbox has renewed a longstanding multiyear distribution deal with Universal Pictures Home...More>>

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Redbox Q4 Profit, Revenue Plummet   4 Feb, 2016

Consumers’ increasing penchant for low-cost smorgasbord streaming significantly impacted the...More>>

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Rentrak Officially Folded Into comScore   1 Feb, 2016

In a move that was 12 years in the making, Rentrak Corp. Feb. 1 formally embraced its digital...More>>

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Irish Video Chain Xtra-vision Liquidating    27 Jan, 2016

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video’s global expanse has claimed another retail victim. Irish video...More>>

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Redbox Eyes Critical 2016   12 Jan, 2016

With Redbox reporting Q4 results Feb. 4, the kiosk disc rental service aims to close the book on a...More>>

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SVOD Contributed to 1% Rise in Consumer Home Entertainment Spending in 2015, DEG Reports   6 Jan, 2016

Driven by huge gains in OTT subscription streaming, chiefly Netflix, consumer spending on home...More>>

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Mark Horak Out at Redbox   7 Dec, 2015

Outerwall Dec. 7 quietly announced Mark Horak, president of Redbox, is stepping down — 21 months...More>>

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Study: Amazon Instant Video Gaining on Redbox   2 Dec, 2015

Redbox remained (barely) the most popular rental service for movies in the third quarter (ended...More>>

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Rentrak, comScore Merger Passes Antitrust Hurdle   24 Nov, 2015

Rentrak and comScore Nov. 24 announced their proposed merger has passed the mandated waiting period...More>>

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