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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Dish Claims CBS Nixed ‘Best of CES’ Award for Ad-Skipping DVR

Dish Network Jan. 10 said its controversial Hopper digital video recorder was disqualified from CNET’s “Best of CES” awards program at the last minute due to parent CBS Corp.’s ongoing litigation against the device’s AutoHop commercial-skipping feature.

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Scant Major Oscar Noms Already on Disc

Of the nine nominees for the Academy Award for Best Picture announced Jan. 10, only one is already available on DVD and Blu-ray. That would be 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' on disc from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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The International Consumer Electronics Show hosted a studio panel Jan. 9. (L-R): Bishop, Dunn, Gewecke and Strickland. Studio Execs Emphasize Ownership

Mike Dunn, president of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, does not want to be in the digital book business. He just wants home entertainment to see the same hockey-stick economic curve the digital book business has enjoyed lately.

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Danny DeVito Touts Blu-ray at Panasonic Booth

Actor-producer-director Danny DeVito made a raucous appearance at the Panasonic booth Jan. 9 during the International Consumer Electronics Show to talk about embracing new technology and tout two of his films recently released on Blu-ray Disc.

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Looper 'Looper' Ahead of the Curve on Sales and Rental Charts

Sony Pictures' 'Looper' topped the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert Sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, as well as its dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart and the 'Home Media Magazine' weekly rental chart for the week ended Jan. 6.

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