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Roku Open to a Blu-ray Drive

January 22, 2010

Roku, the media player manufacturer synonymous with Netflix’s inaugural movie streaming efforts in 2008, would consider incorporating a Blu-ray drive if the economics made sense (which don’t right now), according to founder and CEO Anthony Wood.


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Six Questions: Roku’s Anthony Wood

January 22, 2010

Set-top box manufacturer Roku is aggressively positioning itself as entertainment aggregator for third-party content holders, including Major League Baseball.



Target Plans Expansion

January 22, 2010

From Dealerscope: Target announced Thursday that it will pursue a new, smaller concept for some of its U.S. stores, while at the same time undergoing significant expansion internationally in the coming years.


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Japanese Survey: Blu-ray 9.4% of 2009 Sales

January 22, 2010

A survey translated from Japanese by AnimeNewsNetwork.com found that 2009 home video sales in Japan were $3.04 billion, an increase of 6.4% from 2008.


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MPAA’s Glickman Stepping Down

January 22, 2010

After six years as chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of American, Dan Glickman is stepping down April 1 to become president of Refugees International.



YouTube Bows Rental Service With Sundance Movies

January 21, 2010

Google Inc.’s You Tube social video site Jan. 20 said it will begin offering online movie rentals of five independent films screening at the Sundance Film Festival, which runs Jan. 22 to 31, according to an online post.



Analysts: Blockbuster's Pre-Tax Earnings Deteriorating Faster Than Expected

January 21, 2010

Blockbuster's second downward revised fiscal year pre-tax earnings guidance suggests consumers are renting movies elsewhere, putting the company's future in doubt, say analysts.


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In-Stat: 3D Blu-ray to Mirror 3D HDTVs

January 21, 2010

Thanks in large part to the expected, continued success of theatrical 3D, 3D HDTVs could see as many as 41 million units shipped by 2014, according to research from In-Stat.


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Epix Expands VOD Deal With Avail-TVN

January 21, 2010

Epix, the high-definition pay-TV and online streaming channel co-owned by Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount Studios, Jan. 21 said it extended a deal with digital media services company Avail-TVN giving the nascent service access to 48 million video-on-demand (VOD) households in the country.


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Boxee to Add Subscription Content

January 21, 2010

From Dealerscope: Boxee will begin offering subscription content later this year, the company announced Jan. 21.






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