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DirecTV Ups Q1 Profit 21%    5 May, 2011

News By: Erik Gruenwedel

DirecTV May 5 reported first-quarter (ended March 31) net income of $674 million, up 21% from net income of $558 million during the same period a year ago.More>>

Study Finds Little Difference Between Active, Passive 3DTV Glasses    5 May, 2011

News By: Chris Tribbey

A new study by TCO Development found little difference between 3DTVs that use active shutter or passive glasses, at least when it comes to the visual experience.More>>

ShortsHD Launches on DirecTV    5 May, 2011

News By: Billy Gil

Short-form entertainment company Shorts International May 5 is launching a channel called ShortsHD on DirecTV, available both as a linear channel and VOD. More>>

Christian Distribution Service Adds VOD Content From Vivendi    5 May, 2011

News By: Billy Gil

Christian multichannel distribution service Sky Angel has added content from Vivendi Entertainment to its TV-on-demand library. More>>

‘Potter’ on Top for Third Week    4 May, 2011

News By: Thomas K. Arnold

Warner Home Video’s release of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part I,' the seventh installment in the franchise, remained the country’s top-selling disc for a third consecutive week.More>>

Hastings: Netflix Looking to Avoid ‘Armageddon’ With Cable    4 May, 2011

News By: Erik Gruenwedel

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings May 3 continued the online disc rental pioneer’s politically correct mantra that it is not looking to take on the cable industry — despite media claims to the contrary.More>>

News Corp. COO: Fox Open to Selling ‘Right’ Content to Netflix    4 May, 2011

News By: Erik Gruenwedel

News Corp.’s 20th Century Fox studio and television units are the latest content owners to revise their licensing policies toward Netflix and the emerging subscription-based video-on-demand market.More>>

Warner Home Entertainment Group Acquires Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes    4 May, 2011

News By: Erik Gruenwedel

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group May 4 said it had agreed to acquire Flixster.com and its popular Rotten Tomatoes movie ratings service. Purchase price and terms were not disclosed. More>>

Bye Bye Set-tops?    4 May, 2011

News By: Chris Tribbey

Day two of the Digital Hollywood conference sees panelists discussing the future of set-top boxes, the quality of cloud-based streaming and more.More>>

Sony Addresses Congress Over Hacker Attack, Blames Anonymous    4 May, 2011

News By: Chris Tribbey

Sony Computer Entertainment told a Congressional subcommittee May 4 how it was handling the fallout of a massive hacker attack that compromised the information of 77 million PlayStation Network users and 24.6 million Sony Online Entertainment users, and placed blame for the attack on the hacker...More>>