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Blockbuster Makes Interest Payments

January 26, 2010

Financially challenged Blockbuster Jan. 26 said it made a $19.8 million interest payment due on its $675 million senior notes offering secured last October.


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Best Buy Donating $1 Million in Scholarships

January 26, 2010

Dealerscope: Best Buy announced Tuesday that it will donate 1,000 scholarships of $1,000 each to students throughout the U.S., as part of its @15 teen social networking program.


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E1 Grabs ‘La Dolce Vita’

January 26, 2010

In 2010 Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winner La Dolce Vita will see limited theatrical, Blu-ray Disc and 50th anniversary DVD releases, as part of a long-term agreement with International Media Films.


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Borders Group CEO Departs

January 26, 2010

Borders Group president and CEO Ron Marshall has left the company to assume a similar position with another company.



Sonic Solutions Expands Movie Downloads to Canada

January 26, 2010

Sonic Solutions Jan. 26 said it inked a deal with the largest Canadian theatrical distributor to begin offering its Roxio CinemaNow streaming software for a new download link at www.cineplex.com.


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mPRm Taps Greene for Digital Media Role

January 26, 2010

Entertainment public relations entity mPRm Public Relations has named Todd Greene VP of digital media and technology.


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Paramount Launches New Online Store

January 25, 2010

Paramount Pictures’ new online store, www.ParamountStore.com, is up and running, offering consumers Paramount Home Entertainment DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.



Analysts Say Netflix Streams Embolden Studios, Digital Window

January 25, 2010

Netflix's goal to sustain growth through streaming to new and current subscribers has elicited a strong response from studios and underscored an emerging digital window, analysts say.


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Weak Slate Results in Universal Posting $200M Q4 Profit Decline

January 25, 2010

Weak release slate contributes to NBC Universal's film unit posting more than a $200 million decline in operating income for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2009.


He's Just Not That Into You


Target Separates Romance DVDs for Valentine’s Day

January 25, 2010

Target Stores has assembled assorted discounted titles from Warner Home Video, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment and merchandised them in a special color-coded section of the store together with candy, chocolate, greeting cards and related product.






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