Independent film sellers are finding that the patchwork of overseas video-on-demand platforms represent a godsend due to competition for exclusives within territories and mushrooming aggregate sales.
With each new video-on-demand success story, pics' returns via the platform are becoming a little more transparent.
As buyers descend on Cannes, the number of distributors playing in the multiplatform field of date-and-date releases -- and compressed windows in general -- is growing.
U.S. VOD market strong but foreign buyers still wary
Competition is heating up in Brazil's nascent video-on-demand market, which is expected to expand rapidly over the next few years.
The video-on-demand market for paid rentals is currently ruled by pay TV services, but the Internet-on-demand market is growing in strength, according to the NPD Group.
"Margin Call" takes a harsh look at Wall Street economics, but in the smaller world of independent film, returns have been bullish.
Millennium's "Trespass" and Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' "Margin Call" will both get a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release, with Time Warner Cable offering "Margin" through its Movies On…
Hollywood has firmed up its plans to roll out premium VOD next month.
Time Warner is moving forward with plans to lead Hollywood's charge in taking back control of the homevideo biz, readying to launch a premium video-on-demand service in the coming months and lengthen…
Sony Computer Entertainment plans to launch an on-demand high-definition video service in Japan for PlayStation 3 early next year, according to Japanese press reports.