For anyone who doesn't believe VOD will be a major source of revenue for the studios, just look to Kevin Tsujihara's ascension to CEO of Warner Bros. for a gauge of just how important it is to that…
The Scandi VOD market is getting crowded with yet another service set to bow, following the launch of Netflix and Filmnet, and with HBO about to role out a VOD platform.
Domino's, the U.K.'s leading pizza delivery company, is making a move into video-on-demand via a deal with Lionsgate UK.
Domestic Film DAILY
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$27.7M Sony / Screen Gems 13.13%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$778,903 Cumulative:$307.3M Disney 34.56%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$703,203 Cumulative:$17.1M Warner Brothers 34.59%
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.
New research hammers the cable industry for fumbling VOD badly enough to miss out on billions in ad revenue and paving the way for the emergence of over-the-top alternatives like Netflix.
"Margin Call" takes a harsh look at Wall Street economics, but in the smaller world of independent film, returns have been bullish.