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Friday, May 19, 2017
Deadpool 'Deadpool' Dominates Disc Sales Charts

Fox's 'Deadpool' easily took the No. 1 position on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, for the week ended May 15, as well as VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Bob Iger Dismisses Luck as Factor in Disney Box Office Success

With Walt Disney Studios’ 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'The Jungle Book' the top-grossing films through May 15 — for the second straight weekend — Disney’s movie operations are operating on all cylinders. The studio has been the fastest (along with Universal Pictures in 2015) to reach $1 billion in revenue at the box office.

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Report: 4K Ultra HD Last Lifeline for Pay-TV Set-Top Box

With the pay-TV market shrinking, consumer demand for conventional set-top boxes is projected to drop 9% this year to less than $16 billion in revenue, according to new data from ABI Research. To make up the shortfall, ABI said the 4K Ultra HD set-top box market will quadruple from fewer than 2 million units in 2015 to more than 7 million in 2016. The market is expected to grow by 3.2 million units annually through 2021.

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'Deadpool' Filmmakers Discuss 'Amazing' Detail of 4K Blu-ray Release With HDR

Like the foul-mouthed superhero in his hit movie 'Deadpool,' director Tim Miller was frank about the revelation of seeing his movie in Ultra HD with high dynamic range (HDR).

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Philips Bowing 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player in June

After an unveiling at CES in January, Philips in June will officially launch a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player in the United States — priced at $399.99. Unlike 4K BD players from Samsung (pending) and Panasonic (launched in April), the Philips BDP7501 is about the size of a streaming media player, which means it also features streaming apps from Netflix and YouTube.

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