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Sunday, December 03, 2017
<i>Angels & Demons</i> Black Friday Shakes Up Disc Sales

Rampant Black Friday discounting, promotions and ubiquitous Disney merchandisers in large chains such as Best Buy had a marked impact on the national home video sales chart the week ended Nov. 29. Up was the top DVD seller, while new release Angels & Demons was the top rental.

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Analysts: Cyber Monday Sales Up

Spurred by the Black Friday momentum, so-called Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) retail sales rose significantly from a year ago, despite the fact that percentage increases cited by analysts varied from 13.7% to 83%.

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Wal-Mart Cuts Video Game Pricing

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. through Dec. 24 is offering a $50 gift card with the purchase of a Nintendo Wii console, in addition to cutting video game prices upwards of 20% for the top 25 game titles.

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Video Buyers Group: Redbox ‘Work-Around’ Not Working

Despite public pronouncements to the contrary, Redbox’s ability to stock new-release DVD movies from three major Hollywood studios is not working, according to the Video Buyers Group.

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Reports: YouTube May Offer Fee TV

Several news outlets, quoting unnamed sources at Google, are reporting that YouTube may start charging consumers to stream TV episodes.

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