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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>>

DirecTV Queries Subs on Possible Streaming Service    27 Apr, 2011

News By: Erik Gruenwedel

DirecTV is considering launching a fee-based Netflix-type streaming service, according to a detailed survey reportedly sent to select subscribers.More>>

Bewkes to Netflix: ‘Welcome, Brother!’     27 Apr, 2011

News By: Erik Gruenwedel

Time Warner Inc. CEO Jeff Bewkes April 27 toned down his customary harsh rhetoric toward Netflix, even lauding the online disc rental pioneer’s foray into original subscription television programming. More>>

Epix to Launch Multiple-device App    27 Apr, 2011

News By: Erik Gruenwedel

Epix, the multiplatform pay-TV channel co-owned by Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount, April 27 said it would launch an app that gives authenticated users access to thousands of movies and TV shows on more than 100 consumer electronic and mobile devices. More>>

Comcast Adds TV VOD from ABC, Fox    27 Apr, 2011

News By: Chris Tribbey

Starting April 28 Comcast will add TV VOD content for shows from ABC and Fox, making it the first cable operator to offer series from all four major networks on demand.More>>

Dish to Bow ‘Passion Play’ VOD Same Day as Theatrical     27 Apr, 2011

News By: Erik Gruenwedel

Dish Network May 6 will release independent film 'Passion Play,' starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox and Bill Murray, through video-on-demand the same day it bows theatrically.More>>

Univision and MobiTV Expand Mobile Content    27 Apr, 2011

News By: Angelique Flores

Univision Interactive Media has added its content to MobiTV’s mobile video platform.More>>

Image Signs Distribution Pact with Lakeshore    27 Apr, 2011

News By: Chris Tribbey

Image Entertainment has signed a long-term distribution pact with Lakeshore Entertainment, with Image handling disc, VOD and digital delivery for Lakeshore’s catalog.More>>

Report: Nearly 100 Million in U.S. Online by 2016    27 Apr, 2011

News By: Chris Tribbey

A new forecast from research firm Magna Global has 99.4 million American households online by the end of 2016, with 97.9 million of those using broadband services.More>>