DVD, Blu-ray Sales Lift Viacom Profits In Fourth Quarter

Viacom reported Feb. 11 a $214 million increase in fourth-quarter profitability for its filmed entertainment unit, reflecting among other things a higher year-over-year contributio... More

Disney Credits Home Entertainment For Studio’s Income Surge

A rise in home entertainment profits helped Walt Disney’s studio division post a 30% increase in operating income for its first quarter, the company announced Feb. 9. The studio... More

GameSupply: At EA, Digital Markets Bring New Risk Management Framework

Videogame developers have long been averse to working “under any regime,” notes Spencer Mott, Chief Information Security Officer of Electronic Arts. But with game publishers no... More

BluFocus Lauches Testing Lab, Webinar For 3D Home Entertainment

With studios looking to bring their first 3D home entertainment products to market later this year, DVD and Blu-ray quality assurance firm BluFocus is launching a suite of 3D testi... More

Technicolor Picks Up Warner DVD Business

Following Cinram’s announcement that Warner Home Video was ending its exclusive relationship with the DVD services company, rival disc manufacturer Technicolor says that it will ... More

Warner Home Video Ends Cinram DVD Supply Deal

Cinram’s long-running, exclusive deal with Warner Home Video (WHV) for DVD manufacturing and distribution services is coming to an abrupt end this summer. The Toronto-based disc... More

Game Distributor Ingram Offers Ways To Develop A Leaner Supply Chain

What is Ingram Entertainment’s viewpoint on the state of the video game distribution? Bob Geistman, Senior VP Sales & Marketing of Ingram Entertainment Inc. (IEI), will be pr... More

Blu-ray Beginning To Gain On DVD Player Market: In-Stat

High-volume shipments of Blu-ray players, most of which feature network connectivity, are finally making inroads into the broader disc player and recorder market, reports In-Stat. ... More

What’s Behind Blockbuster’s Revised Earnings Guidance?

Despite an overall-industry increase in DVD and Blu-ray rentals during 2009, Blockbuster has significantly lowered its earnings forecast for the year. The preeminent rental chain ... More

Research Firm Urges 3D TV Makers To Focus On Interoperability

The 3D Blu-ray specification may be completed, but consumer electronics makers have more groundwork before a 3D home entertainment market can take root. Next up: ensuring interoper... More

Microsoft’s Owen Roberts On Syncing Software And Hardware Supply Chains

The synchronization of videogame hardware and software supply chains has become a unique operational challenge, considering the high costs and long lead times of game development, ... More

Netflix Plans Streaming To Wii Consoles Via Disc

Netflix plans to offer movie and TV show streaming services to subscribers via Wii videogame consoles this spring, in a new deal that could bring digital video distribution to mill... More