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Retailer Hastings’ Response To Redbox Drives Rentals

“Our movie rental business was negatively impacted by the de-valuing of the price of a rental movie primarily as a result of the growth of rental kiosks that rent movies for a do... More

Rovi Markets Media Discovery And Connectivity For The Car

Rovi Corp. introduces a digital media platform designed to help automotive OEM and aftermarket manufacturers build car infotainment systems, with the ability to recognize and share... More

RCDb Supplies BD-Live For Netflix’s PS3 Service

Netflix is pushing the envelope of Blu-ray’s BD-Live technology with its “instant streaming” disc that brings the company’s online video renting service to PlayStation 3 ow... More

Steam’s ‘Call of Duty’ Exclusive Draws Fire From Digital Game Retailers

Several digital videogame distributors are refusing to sell Activision’s hotly-anticipated “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” this week, in a conflict-of-interest battle with ... More

At Blu-Con: Home Entertainment Gets CNBC Close-Up

CNBC stopped in at the Digital Entertainment Group’s Blu-Con 2.0 conference in Los Angeles to get a read on Blu-ray and the home entertainment industry's prospects for returning ... More

Notes From Blu-Con: Studios Look For Sell-Through To Rebound As Recession Lifts

Executives convening at Blu-Con 2.0 in Los Angeles today are trading insights and observations on the state of the Blu-ray Disc business. Among them: • Studio chiefs expect home... More

Giant Interactive Launches BD-Live Service

Blu-ray and DVD producer Giant Interactive is marketing BD-Connect, a software solution for adding BD-Live interactivity to Blu-ray discs, to North American content owners under an... More

‘Window’ To The Future Of Home Entertainment?

Sell Movie Downloads First, Rent Via Redbox Last, Says Analyst “We understand what a consumer wants” in home entertainment access, writes Pali Research analyst Richard Greenfi... More

Blu-ray Conference To Examine 3D Specs

Integration of 3D into the Blu-ray Disc format is among the technological “coming attractions” that DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group plans to discuss next week at the secon... More

Sony To Offer Netflix Streaming To PS3 Users

Netflix is gaining another digital link to living-room TVs, in a deal with Sony to offer the company’s “Watch Instantly” streaming service via Web-connected PlayStation 3 con... More

Retailers Can Forecast Replenishment Needs With ‘Demand Chain Management’ Software

SilkRoute Global, a provider of retail supply chain solutions, launches a "demand chain management" software/service package for product replenishment forecasting in partnership wi... More

Paramount Renews With Technicolor; Business Impacted By Cost-Cutting

As part of a new multi-year agreement, Thomson's Technicolor unit will continue to provide Paramount Home Entertainment with services such as mastering, replication, packaging, dis... More

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