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Rentrak to Sell PPT Biz by End of the Year   7 Aug, 2014

Rentrak is on track to sell its legacy pay-per-transaction disc rental business by the end of the...More>>

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Research: OTT Video Market to Reach $10.7 Billion This Year   7 Aug, 2014

Give consumers unlimited online access to original programming, TV shows and recent movies for $9 a...More>>

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Redbox Results Hurt by Weak Release Slate; Company to Test Price Increases   31 Jul, 2014

Redbox announced it would test a price increase in several markets for both DVD and Blu-ray Disc,...More>>

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New Disc-by-Mail Service Launches   25 Jul, 2014

A new disc-by-mail service is up and running, and this one comes with a new twist.More>>

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Netflix Halts Saturday Disc Shipments   16 Jul, 2014

The U.S. Postal service may be considering stopping Saturday mail deliveries, but Netflix has...More>>

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Redbox Launches 'Lego Movie' Contest   16 Jul, 2014

To mark this week’s rental availability of Warner’s 'The Lego Movie,' through July 28, Redbox...More>>

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First-Half U.K. Consumer Video Spending Up 0.7%   7 Jul, 2014

Consumers in the United Kingdom spent an estimated £909 million ($1.5 billion) buying physical and...More>>

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Distributor Consolidation: Ingram Buys VPD   2 Jul, 2014

Ingram Entertainment July 2 announced it has purchased the material assets of Video Products...More>>

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Analyst: Transactional VOD Not Replacing Disc Rental Any Time Soon   30 Jun, 2014

Digital’s presumed ascendance atop home entertainment’s throne will continue to be a pipe dream...More>>

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Indie Video Stores Turning Blu Into Green   23 Jun, 2014

Independent video stores are attracting customers by focusing on Blu-ray Disc.More>>

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Streaming vs. Disc: Not Quite An Eco Slam Dunk   23 Jun, 2014

A new study conducted by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Northwestern...More>>

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Analyst: Redbox Growth Facing 'Increased Headwinds'   18 Jun, 2014

Redbox, holding a majority share of the physical disc rental market, has little in the way of...More>>

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Rentrak's 'Discontinued' PPT Business Still Profitable   3 Jun, 2014

While Rentrak continues to shop its legacy pay-per-transaction disc rental revenue-sharing...More>>

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Sluggish Economy Undermines French Home Entertainment Biz   16 May, 2014

French consumers spent less on home entertainment in 2013, including buying 17% fewer movie discs,...More>>

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Netflix Raising Monthly Price by $1   9 May, 2014

As expected, Netflix has raised the monthly price of its $7.99 subscription service by $1 to $8.99....More>>

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Everything's Up for Redbox   1 May, 2014

During the first quarter of 2014, Redbox saw its revenue, operating income and number of rentals...More>>

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Netflix Greenlights First Spanish-Language Original Series   23 Apr, 2014

Netflix April 23 approved production of its first Spanish-language original series, set to begin...More>>

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Appeals Court Upholds Netflix Disc-Mailer Rate   9 Apr, 2014

A U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has upheld a previous ruling mandating the U.S. Postal...More>>

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Flying in Netflix's Wake   14 Mar, 2014

What prompted GameFly's decision to add movies to its video game disc-by-mail service?More>>

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Survey: 73% of Consumers Never Rent a Movie From Their Pay-TV Service   11 Mar, 2014

Studios are pushing electronic sellthrough of movies, and for good reason. Consumers aren’t...More>>

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