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Blockbuster Express Ups Q1 Loss    28 Apr, 2011

News By: Erik Gruenwedel

NCR Corp. April 28 reported that its Blockbuster Express kiosk business unit reported a first-quarter (ended March 31) operating loss of $15 million, up 25% from an operating loss of $12 million during the previous period.More>>

Suit Filed Over PlayStation Data Breach    28 Apr, 2011

News By: Chris Tribbey

A San Francisco-based law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Sony Computer Entertainment America, after the company admitted that an attack by hackers had compromised the data of approximately 77 million PlayStation Network subscribers.More>>

Home Entertainment Helps Drive Paramount Profit    28 Apr, 2011

News By: Chris Tribbey

Home entertainment revenue for Paramount Pictures rose 38% to $410 million during the studio’s second fiscal quarter of 2011 (ended March 31), helping parent Viacom Inc. post sharply higher financial results.More>>

Hulu Plus Comes to Xbox Live    28 Apr, 2011

News By: Chris Tribbey

Starting April 29 Xbox 360 Live subscribers will have access to Hulu Plus, the $7.99-per-month service offering instant access to content from ABC, Fox, NBC, Comedy Central and more.More>>

Time Warner Cable Posts 66K Video Sub Loss in Q1    28 Apr, 2011

News By: Erik Gruenwedel

Time Warner Cable reported a net loss of 66,000 video subscribers in the first quarter (ended March 31) — underscoring ongoing challenges multichannel video programming distributors face retaining members in an era of rapidly evolving home entertainment options.More>>

Image Signs VOD Deal With Rentrak    28 Apr, 2011

Image Entertainment April 28 inked a deal with Rentrak Corp. to track its video-on-demand content distribution via the latter’s OnDemand Essentials platform.More>>

Xbox, Kinect Help Push Microsoft Profits     28 Apr, 2011

News By: Chris Tribbey

Microsoft pointed to 60% year-over-year growth in its entertainment and devices division — which includes the Xbox 360 gaming console and the Kinect motion-sensing system — as a big driver behind its positive, fiscal third-quarter financial results.More>>

Redbox to Increase Video Game Presence    28 Apr, 2011

News By: Chris Tribbey

Starting June 17 more than 21,000 Redbox kiosks will begin offering $2-a-day video game rentals, expanding on limited market tests the company launched in mid-2009.More>>

Roku Mouthpiece Departs    28 Apr, 2011

News By: Erik Gruenwedel

Brian Jaquet, the first director of communications with Roku Inc., has left the media player manufacturer.More>>

‘Potter’ Flies Into Top Sales Spot Again    27 Apr, 2011

News By: Stephanie Prange

'Harry Potter' continued to hold disc buyers spellbound the week ended April 24. The latest installment in the series, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part I,' took both the top overall disc sales spot and the top Blu-ray Disc sales spot on Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert charts for a...More>>