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‘Home Media Magazine’ Awards Announced for 2011

January 01, 2011

Home Media Magazine is consolidating several of its popular awards programs into a single event with the creation of the Home Media Magazine Awards for 2011.



Redbox: ‘Shutter Island’ Top Rental in 2010

December 30, 2010

Paramount Home Entertainment's Shutter Island was the most rented movie by Redbox consumers in 2010, generating 5.5 million turns through Dec. 26.



Extreme Weather Propels Increase in Online Holiday Movie Sales

December 30, 2010

Blizzard conditions in the Northeast through Christmas sent shoppers online instead of stores, resulting in a record $30.8 billion in e-commerce spending from Nov. 1 through Dec. 26 — up 13% from the same period a year ago, according to a new report.



Six Questions With Kaleidescape CEO Michael Malcolm

December 30, 2010

A rough economy may seem like a horrible time to be in the high-end movie server business, but Kaleidescape has found a way, lowering its prices, debuting an industry-first Blu-ray Disc server and introducing new features. Company CEO Michael Malcolm spoke with Home Media Magazine about the movie server business, keeping content owners happy with copyright protection measures and what’s next for Kaleidescape in 2011.



'Despicable Me,' 'Inception' Top Sales Charts

December 29, 2010

Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s Despicable Me finished atop the VideoScan First Alert sales chart the week ended Dec. 26, its second consecutive week in the top spot.



Connected TV Owners Primarily Access Netflix, Not YouTube

December 29, 2010

In the slowly growing market of Internet-connected television, 57% of owners are primarily using the functionality to access Netflix streaming, according to The NPD Group.



Blockbuster Posts $42.1 Million Loss in November

December 29, 2010

Reorganization costs continue to extract a heavy toll on Blockbuster Inc.’s bottom line as the bankrupt rental service reported a net loss of $42.1 million for the four-week period ended Nov. 28, according to a court filing.



Connected TVs Account for 21% of 2010 Global Unit Shipments

December 29, 2010

Strong growth in Japan, China and Western Europe helped worldwide shipments of Internet-connected televisions reach 21% of total unit shipments in 2010, according to a new forecast.



'Superman' Sales Encourage Contributions to Schools

December 29, 2010

Consumers can give back to schools through purchasing Paramount Home Entertainment’s Waiting for “Superman,” a documentary about the American public education system.



Can Redbox Top 2 Million Rentals on New Year’s Eve?

December 28, 2010

Redbox on Dec. 31 should surpass the previous record of 2 million movies rented on New Year’s Eve, analysts said.






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