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.
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.
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…
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$234.3M Disney -1.91%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$128.8M Paramount Pictures -3.52%
Let's Be Cops
Let's Be Cops3Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$34.2M Fox -6.44%