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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Analyst Glimpses Beyond Netflix's Pomp and Circumstance

Netflix lost about 200,000 disc subscribers during the quarter, ending with 6.93 million subs — down from 8.22 million at the end of Q4 in 2012. While Netflix executives focus primarily on streaming, its domestic by-mail disc rental business continues to be its most profitable segment, with a contribution margin of 52% in Q4, compared with 23% for domestic streaming and a 26% contribution loss for the international business.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Lays Off Executives

Chris Cookson, president of Sony Pictures Technologies, and Mitch Singer, chief digital strategy officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment, have been let go as part of the studio’s ongoing restructuring.

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FTC Calls Apple Settlement Over Kids' In-App Purchases 'A Victory'

Apple will be paying at least $32.5 million in refunds of mobile in-app purchases children made without their parents’ consent.

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DEG Adds Five Member Companies

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group Jan. 23 announced the addition of five new member companies, including BBC America, bitMAX, Gibson Brands Inc., Millennium Entertainment and Random Media.

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It's a Pie Contest

Editor in chief Stephanie Prange considers how each new delivery mechanism for entertainment inevitably is seen as a threat to the old order — and its piece of the revenue pie.

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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Blu-ray Review)

'Bad Grandpa' veers from the 'Jackass' format a bit by structuring the usual pranks through an actual storyline that carries on throughout the film to great effect. (Street Date 1/28/14)

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