A recent report by high-tech market research firm In-Stat/MDR - owned by Variety's parent company Reed Business - predicts US mobile video services will be worth $5.4 billion a year in 2009.
Eager to press more of its superheroes into service, Marvel Enterprises has pacted with Lions Gate Entertainment to develop and distribute original animated features for the direct-to-DVD market.
Eager to exploit the popularity of subscription rental plans and reclaim business lost to DVD sales in mass-market outlets, vidtailer Blockbuster on Tuesday launched in-store monthly subscription…
Lorimar co-founder Merv Adelson has pacted with his son, Emmy-winning producer Andrew Adelson, to launch a new direct-to-DVD production and distribution shingle. Lightforce Entertainment will…
McDonald's Corp. said Monday that it will be rolling out a DVD rental service in more than 100 of its Denver-area fast food outlets in the next four weeks.
Gotham-based specialty DVD distrib Koch Lorber Films has acquired North American theatrical, DVD and free TV rights to feature documentary "Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of…
Australian entertainment firm the Becker Group said Monday that it's selling its 50% stake in DVD/video distrib Magna Pacific to its partner, Magna Pacific Holdings, for A$27 million ($19 million) in…
The dot-com bust is officially over. New figures from the Interactive Advertising Bureau show that online marketers spent a record $2.3 billion in the first quarter of this year, the highest figure…
Paulo Lemgruber has been appointed general manager, online, for the Reed Entertainment Group, a subdivision of the Anglo-Dutch conglom Reed Elsevier.
The RIAA is keeping up its furious pace of issuing a spate of lawsuits each month so far this year.
Sony Music Entertainment and Vodafone announced the world's largest mobile operator-music company content distribution agreement on Monday.