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Friday, April 28, 2017
The Revenant 'Revenant' Rises to Top of Disc Sales Charts

Fox's 'The Revenant' debuted at No. 1 on the home video sales charts the week ended April 24, pushing 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' to No. 2 after two weeks.

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Comcast in Talks to Buy DreamWorks Animation

Comcast couldn’t acquire Time Warner Cable or Disney for tens of billions of dollars. Now it’s reportedly eyeing a smaller prize: DreamWorks Animation for $3 billion. The studio behind the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Madagascar" franchises has been looking for a fiscal partner as founder and CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg seeks help diversifying content offerings beyond theatrical releases.

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Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit Comcast Cable CEO: 'We Haven’t Seen an OTT Model That Hunts'

Comcast is aggressively rolling out a cloud-based X1 set-top device — now at 35% market penetration. Instead of affording third-party subscription streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video direct access to its pay-TV subs, the cabler continues to adhere to a strategy of enhancing TV Everywhere, in addition to offering transactional VOD and Digital HD access to new-release movies.

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RLJ Entertainment Given Nasdaq Delisting Notice

RLJ Entertainment April 27 disclosed it received notice from Nasdaq stating the distributor does not currently meet the required minimum of $2.5 million in stockholders’ equity needed for continued listing on the stock exchange.

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Emil Rensing Former Epix Executive Arrested for $8 Million Fraud

Emil Rensing, co-founder and former chief technology officer at Epix, was arrested April 26 at his home in Manhattan, N.Y., and charged with $8 million in wire fraud, identity theft and other charges while employed at the multi-platform pay-TV channel co-owned by Lionsgate, Viacom and MGM.

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