Yves Caillaud, chairman and CEO of Warner Home Video in France, has been named prexy of France's Syndicat de l'Edition Video, the organization that represents French video distributors.
Despite having only "Miss Congeniality" among the top 20 rental titles of the year, Warner Home Video has jumped to first place from third in video rental market share for the first half of the year.
Digital rights management firm Lockstream has bowed new software, VideoLock, to tag digital video content with unique user information to thwart illegal distribution of the video both on- and offline.
Kidvid outfit Entertainment Rights has set up a homevideo division, Right Entertainment.
Despite industry fears that the Internet and video-on-demand would destroy the homevid market, Italy's vid category showed little sign of erosion in 2000, thanks to DVD and the resilience of the VHS…