Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger said home entertainment’s scant 1% uptick in consumer spending in 2013, driven by increases in digital distribution, is a positive trend that shouldn’t be heralded as a game saver just yet.
Consumer spending on home entertainment in 2013 may have inched up less than 1%, but to Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes the uptick underscores growing consumer acceptance of UltraViolet and owning digital (electronic sellthrough).
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2' debuted at No. 1 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the week ended Feb. 2.
The critically acclaimed '12 Years as Slave,' one of the favorites for the Best Picture Oscar, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray March 4, following an early Digital HD release Feb. 18 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.