It was another banner week for new releases, with new-to-disc movie and TV releases accounting for six of the top 10 sellers on the national home video sales charts for the week ended March 8. Swooping in at No. 1 its first week in stores was Lionsgate’s 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,' the third installment in the futuristic action/sci-fi franchise.
Sony Computer Entertainment will launch the PlayStation Vue subscription streaming video service March 25 in Philadelphia, New York and Chicago, SCE president Andrew House told 'The Wall Street Journal.' A nationwide rollout is planned later this year for the unpriced service.
Hailing HBO’s partnership with Apple for an over-the-top video service, CBS CEO Les Moonves told an investor group a similar subscription streaming service for premium channel Showtime will launch in the coming months.
As AT&T awaits regulatory approval of its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, AT&T CFO John Stephens said one of the main reasons for the union is broadband video. As AT&T’s U-verse pay-TV business grows, it eyes OTT video as supplementary to linear TV.