Home Media Magazine caught up with Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes the week before Blockbuster reports first-quarter results to ask about Gallery, the status of the multiplatform strategy and the public perception that Blockbuster has become irrelevant.
Marking a significant win for the studios, the Federal Communications Commission May 7 approved a request by the Motion Picture Association of America that will allow movies to be sent directly into homes while they’re still playing in theaters.
Netflix May 7 formally acknowledged it is using technological services from Amazon to enhance backend features on its website, including subscriber movie lists, search functionality, content transcoding and a recommendation system, among others.
Tooth Fairy is likely to make the biggest impression out of the group of new releases, snaring No. 1 on the national top rentals’ chart. However, it is unlikely to have the chops to knock the theatrical behemoth Avatar from the top of the sales charts.