Comcast’s Deal For NBC Universal: Analysis Roundup

It’s official: Comcast has signed an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in NBC Universal from General Electric, paying $6.5 billion in cash and contributing $7.25 billion in assets... More

Analyst: Redbox’s New-Release Workaround Strains Under Studio Embargo

With Redbox now unable to obtain new release DVDs from three major studios, the offering in the company’s network of 21,000 kiosks is beginning to suffer, according to Pali Resea... More

Sony Seeks ‘United’ Supply Chain Across Electronics, Software

Sony Corp.’s various consumer divisions are adopting an increasingly coordinated approach to supply chain management to strengthen the company’s retail relationships, according... More

The Art And Science Of Collaborative Planning At CES

Michael Aguilar is widely known throughout the consumer electronics industry for his global supply chain initiatives on behalf of one of the world’s biggest companies - Panasonic... More

Research: Consumers Placing Greater Value In Entertainment Subscriptions

Overall monthly per-capita entertainment-content subscription spending has risen to $115 in 2009, an increase of nearly 7% since last year, according to NPD Group. As of August 20... More

Retailer Hastings’ Response To Redbox Drives Rentals

“Our movie rental business was negatively impacted by the de-valuing of the price of a rental movie primarily as a result of the growth of rental kiosks that rent movies for a do... More

Rovi Markets Media Discovery And Connectivity For The Car

Rovi Corp. introduces a digital media platform designed to help automotive OEM and aftermarket manufacturers build car infotainment systems, with the ability to recognize and share... More

RCDb Supplies BD-Live For Netflix’s PS3 Service

Netflix is pushing the envelope of Blu-ray’s BD-Live technology with its “instant streaming” disc that brings the company’s online video renting service to PlayStation 3 ow... More

Steam’s ‘Call of Duty’ Exclusive Draws Fire From Digital Game Retailers

Several digital videogame distributors are refusing to sell Activision’s hotly-anticipated “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” this week, in a conflict-of-interest battle with ... More

At Blu-Con: Home Entertainment Gets CNBC Close-Up

CNBC stopped in at the Digital Entertainment Group’s Blu-Con 2.0 conference in Los Angeles to get a read on Blu-ray and the home entertainment industry's prospects for returning ... More

Notes From Blu-Con: Studios Look For Sell-Through To Rebound As Recession Lifts

Executives convening at Blu-Con 2.0 in Los Angeles today are trading insights and observations on the state of the Blu-ray Disc business. Among them: • Studio chiefs expect home... More

Giant Interactive Launches BD-Live Service

Blu-ray and DVD producer Giant Interactive is marketing BD-Connect, a software solution for adding BD-Live interactivity to Blu-ray discs, to North American content owners under an... More