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Retailers Can Forecast Replenishment Needs With ‘Demand Chain Management’ Software

SilkRoute Global, a provider of retail supply chain solutions, launches a "demand chain management" software/service package for product replenishment forecasting in partnership wi... More

Paramount Renews With Technicolor; Business Impacted By Cost-Cutting

As part of a new multi-year agreement, Thomson's Technicolor unit will continue to provide Paramount Home Entertainment with services such as mastering, replication, packaging, dis... More

Disney Developing ‘Keychest’ For Digital Content Access

Disney reportedly plans to unveil a new technology that would provide consumers with digital access to movies and other video content on their TVs, computers, and portable devices,... More

Shopper Site Offers Keys To A ‘Blu Christmas’

With a greater number of player models available at significantly lower prices than in 2008, Blu-ray seems well positioned for the holiday season. But for Blu-ray boosters to close... More

Blu-ray Bolsters Home Entertainment’s Third Quarter

Blu-ray disc sales continued to grow in the third quarter, with overall sales up 83% for the year and playback devices now in 11.7 million U.S. households, according to DEG: The Di... More

Live Nation And Ticketmaster May Have To Divest Units

Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment may need to give up pieces of their proposed vertically-integrated music entity to gain the approval of U.S. anti-trust regulators, the W... More

Sony Mulls Album-Only Release For Jackson’s ‘This Is It’

Contrary to earlier reports of an Amazon exclusive, Sony Music will release Michael Jackson's This Is It on iTunes, according to All Things Digital. But whether the label will allo... More

Research: Lower Premiums For Blu-ray Could Spur Sales

Falling prices of both Blu-ray hardware and software are contributing to rising consumer interest in the format, says entertainment research firm Futuresource Consulting. New rele... More

Second Annual Blu-ray Disc Conference Focuses On Latest Opportunities For Home Entertainment Platform

Blu-Con 2.0 Features Leading Executives from Across the Motion Pictures, Consumer Electronics, IT and Video Game Industries Filmmaker Martin Scorsese Will Keynote Conference Octo... More

Tesco To Offer ‘Virtual DVD’ Experience For Video Downloads

Staking out its position in the digital entertainment marketplace, UK retailer Tesco plans to offer its DVD customers the ability to download digital copies of movies via Tesco’s... More

Savvis’ Moran Offers Keys To Understanding Digital Supply Chain

Tom Moran, Senior Director of Media and Entertainment Markets for Savvis, offered insights into the development of supply chains for digital goods at the recent Entertainment Suppl... More

Wal-Mart Selling Pre-Owned Games Online

Wal-Mart is the latest retailer to seek a cut of the used videogame market, offering pre-owned titles for as much as 30% off their original price at an online storefront. The reta... More

Will Redbox’s Anti-Trust Suits Stick?

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video are hitting back at Redbox in a Delaware federal court this week, filing motions to dimiss the anti-trust claims the ... More

Wal-Mart Stores Cut DVD Display Space: WSJ

Pressing forward with a corporate initiative to reduce merchandising clutter, Wal-Mart is doing away with promotional display cases for new DVD releases, according to a Wall Street... More

Going Green: Next Steps For The DVD Industry

Time was a DVD had the same carbon footprint as a hamburger. But by reducing the amount plastics and paper in the consumer DVD package, U.S. studios and replicators have brought th... More

Game Publishers Seek Supply Chain Standards At ESCA Europe

Videogame publishers speaking at the Entertainment Retailing and Supply Chain Conference in London  agree that a standard approach to supply chain management would benefit the ent... More

Studios Just Getting Started With ‘BD Live’

After a few years of studio experimentation, Blu-ray’s live interactivity features are coming into their own. Speaking at the Entertainment Retailing and Supply Chain Conference... More

New Children’s Product Safety Rules: Keys To Compliance

Los Angeles — A new federal law requires manufacturers of products intended to be used by children to certify that the items do not contain paint, coatings, or ink with ink above... More