News Corp. and the Walt Disney Co. will start the inevitable process of closing the window between the premiere of movies on homevideo and cable by launching a video-on-demand service next year that…
Wealthy and brash Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is taking over ownership of DirecTV's high-definition channel 199 today in hopes of personally pushing the virtues of the slow-starting HDTV to…
Studios got some welcome news last week when the U.S. Copyright Office delivered a stinging blow to video retailers hoping to claim their piece of the online movie market without too much headache -…
As one barometer of the buoyant video biz overseas, Blockbuster Video's international rentals revs shot up by 9.5% in the second quarter of this year after a rise of almost 18% in the first quarter.
In the early days of DVD, many studios rushed their hit titles onto disc, with few, if any, bonus features. But those "added-value" items have now become a key point in selling the mini-platters.
The explosive growth of DVD has pushed the homevideo business outside the U.S. into fast-forward.
The film biz is fast approaching DVD D-Day. Just two years ago, only 4.8 million people in the U.S. owned DVD players, so it was no surprise that major titles like "Star Wars" and "E.T. The…
Canuck TV viewers are facing a slew of confusing changes on their screens this week. Those changes include the addition of 16 digital English language channels to the cable menu across Canada and a…
Big cablers Comcast and Cox said Friday they plan to yank Excite@Home from their cable systems next summer -- that is, if the beleaguered high-speed Internet service provider doesn't go belly up…
Digital video recording company TiVo reported a net loss of $34.5 million for the second quarter, an improvement over last year's net loss of $50.2 million. Execs attributed the growth to signing up…
U.K. cabler NTL has launched its digital TV platform for the Irish market.