Sony To Offer Netflix Streaming To PS3 Users

Netflix is gaining another digital link to living-room TVs, in a deal with Sony to offer the company’s “Watch Instantly” streaming service via Web-connected PlayStation 3 consoles. Beginning next month, Sony’s PlayStation Network will offer Netflix streaming at no additi... More

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 with data warehousing company . Under the agreement, retailers will contract with SilkRoute Global fo... 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, distribution and returns processing, as well as freight management services in North America, for both ... 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, without having to own DVDs or store copies of the film on their hard drives. According to a Wall S... 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 the deal with consumers, prices will have to drop lower still — and marketers will have to sharpe... 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 Digital Entertainment Group. Although overall consumer spending on sell-through packaged media was do... 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 Wall Street Journal reports today. Of particular interest to media distributors amid the ongoing mer... 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 allow the Apple store and other outlets to sell individual tracks from the posthumous greatest-hits coll... 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 releases on Blu-ray, which drive the market for the format, are currently selling for between 35% and 50... 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 October 8, 2009-- Los Angeles—Hollywood-based trade association DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group w... More