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Analyst: YouTube Movie Rental Bow a Dud

January 25, 2010

YouTube’s much-hyped foray into movie rental streaming featuring five independent films from last weekend’s Sundance Film Festival received the following rating from one critic: Box-office bomb.


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Report: Connected Blu-ray Player Shipments to Top 80M Units by 2013

January 25, 2010

Ongoing price drops for Blu-ray Disc players will help the high-definition format realize 80 million Blu-ray Disc player/recorder unit shipments by 2013, according to a new report.


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Panasonic's End-to-End 3D Solution

January 25, 2010

From Dealerscope: Video — Panasonic talks 3D, portable Blu-ray and the return of the Lumix digital camera brand to the U.S.


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Less Than ‘Extraordinary’ Box Office Doesn’t Bode Well for DVD

January 25, 2010

The lackluster opening weekend box office ($7 million) for CBS Films’ inaugural release, Extraordinary Measures, makes the movie unlikely to generate significant DVD/Blu-ray Disc sales, according to Pali Capital analyst Richard Greenfield.


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Report: Flat-Panel TV Demand in China Altering Shipment Seasonality

January 25, 2010

Increased demand for flat-panel televisions, notebook PCs and monitors in China has reversed the traditional seasonality of shipments from the second half of the year to the first half, according to a new report.


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GameStop’s Tony Bartel, Microsoft’s Owen Roberts Keynote GameSupply

January 25, 2010

Tony Bartel, EVP of marketing and merchandising for GameStop, and Owen Roberts, North American GM for Microsoft Entertainment, will be the keynote speakers at the Feb. 10 GameSupply conference in San Jose, Calif.



Shout! Factory Pushes ‘Piranha’ to August

January 25, 2010

Days after announcing its deal to distribute the Roger Corman film library, Shout! Factory is already shuffling the release schedule.


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Veteran Media Journalist Ault Joins ‘Home Media’

January 25, 2010

Longtime home entertainment reporter Susanne Ault has joined Home Media Magazine as a contributing editor.



Projections: ‘Gamer’ Should Score

January 25, 2010

With Gerard Butler in the principle role, Gamer is looking to be the strongest title for the week ending Jan. 24.



AFC, NFC Title Games Available on Warner Archive

January 24, 2010

Starting Jan. 26 the NFL’s 2010 AFC and NFC championship games will be available for $14.95 each via Warner Archive or WBShop.com/NFL.






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