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Monday, September 11, 2017
Virgin Media Offers Netflix to Subscribers

Virgin Media Sept. 9 said it will begin offering Netflix to its 1.7 million pay-TV subscribers in the United Kingdom. The offering marks the first time a cable operator is making available an over-the-top streaming service to it subscribers.

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Danny Bilson ‘The Rocketeer’ Writer to Keynote Digital Media Pipeline

Danny Bilson, co-writer of the 1991 superhero film 'The Rocketeer,' will be a keynote speaker for the Entertainment Merchant Association’s Digital Media Pipeline event Sept. 24 in Los Angeles.

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Fox Bows ‘Mindy Project’ Early on VOD

Fox Broadcasting Co. Sept. 10 said it will make available for free online the premiere episode of the second season of “The Mindy Show” — a week ahead of its Sept. 17 initial broadcast.

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Wall Street (Again) Fumbles Movie Rental Story

The day (Sept. 10) Netflix shares set an all-time valuation record (above $311) based on news Virgin Media would enable its subscribers to separately access the streaming pioneer, a pair of Wall Street analysts declared death on Redbox’s disc rental business model. Both extremes underscore the effects of Wall Street’s war on packaged media, including movie sellthrough and rental, and its desire to declare digital distribution winner — however prematurely.

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Walmart's 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Gift Set Promoting 'Into Darkness'

Merchandising: In a move bound to annoy Trekkers everywhere, it seems most of the extras produced for Paramount’s new 'Star Trek Into Darkness' home video release were available only as retailer exclusives, aside from the seven featurettes (totaling about 42 minutes) that come on the standard Blu-ray.

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