Proposed Federal Rule: ‘Most’ Packaged Media Not Subject To Safety Labeling Requirements

A law requiring manufacturers to label children’s products as meeting restrictions for lead and other harmful chemicals does not apply to “most” DVDs, CDs and videogames, acc... More

North Highland: Entertainment Supply Chain Gets Hip To Social Media, Web 2.0

The phrase “social media” immediately conjures up images of teens chatting incessantly over Facebook or Twitter. But the technology behind social networks is now being employed... More

Apple Shutting Down Lala; Cloud-Based iTunes Still Up In The Air

Streaming music service Lala, acquired by Apple in December, told users this morning that it will shut down on May 31, issuing iTunes Store credit to those who have purchased 10-ce... More

Disney’s ‘Alice’ DVD, Blu-ray Set For June 1

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment announced today a June 1 release date for Blu-ray and DVD versions of “Alice In Wonderland,” which has earned some $320 million in theate... More

Fox, Universal Cut 28-Day Deals With Netflix

Netflix announced agreements with the home entertainment units of Twentieth Century Fox and Universal Studios, in which the service forgoes renting new-release movies from the stud... More

USB Drive Maker Kingston Gains CDSA Content Security Certification

Kingston Technology Company, whose flash memory devices have been used by the likes of Paramount and Sony Pictures to deliver home entertainment to consumers, announces its complet... More

Entertainment Industry’s Storage Needs To Increase Tenfold By 2015: Report

Media and entertainment companies will increase their digital storage capacity requirements tenfold by 2015, when storage media makers will respond by shipping products representin... More

Start-Up Enters Kiosk Business, Signs Pizza Hut Franchisee

While Coinstar and NCR Corp. continue to expand their respective Redbox and Blockbuster Express networks, a new company is looking to claim a piece of the DVD kiosk pie. Start-up ... More

‘Dragon’ Deal Signals Evolution Of Entertainment Merchandising At Wal-Mart

Entertainment merchandising continues to evolve at Wal-Mart, with the retailer having struck an exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation for toys, apparel, and other licensed produ... More

Video On Demand Gets Its Day: Studios, Cable Companies In $30M Ad Campaign

Hollywood kept the video on demand business at bay for years while consumers built their DVD libraries. Now a consortium of studios is teaming with the nation’s largest cable com... More

Capgemini/In-Stat Tackle Digital Entertainment ‘Dilemmas’ In White Paper

The evolving entertainment ecosystem poses five "dilemmas" for content companies and service providers: • How to dramatically improve how content is created and managed using a ... More

Cinram Launches CDSA Content Protection & Security Initiative

Cinram International has announced the initiation of the CDSA Content Protection and Security certification process, which for over ten years has assisted content holders and their... More