The major retailers are mum on their plans for Black Friday, Nov. 23. But industry analysts, studios and the consumer electronics industry have plenty to say about what’s in store for home entertainment hardware during the holidays.
Verizon Communications is “very close” to launching its much-anticipated (but little known) digital rental joint venture with Redbox, including rollout sometime this quarter, CFO Fran Shammo said during the telecommunications company’s Oct. 18 third-quarter fiscal call with analysts.
More than a third of online consumers surveyed said they rented a movie disc in the past 30 days compared with 25% who streamed and 22% who purchased transactional video-on-demand, according to a new study.
Netflix Oct. 18 said it is officially beginning streaming rental service in Denmark, Finland and Norway, completing its Scandinavia rollout following the launch of subscription video-on-demand in Sweden earlier in the week.