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Redbox Cuts Deals as Movie Studios Scrape for Digital Dollars

Redbox Cuts Deals as Movie Studios Scrape for Digital Dollars

As the old joke goes, everyone knew the floating crap game was crooked but played anyway -- because it was the only game in town. This came to mind with a Wall Street Journal report earlier this week that Sony Pictures has entered into a distribution agreement with kiosk video rental firm Redbox. In addition, … Continue reading Redbox Cuts Deals as Movie Studios Scrape for Digital Dollars

Digital Convergence: Will Sony Get it Right This Time?

Digital Convergence: Will Sony Get it Right This Time?

Sony CEO Howard Stringer this past Thursday announced the company's plans to make video download services available through all of its major products over the next three years, including Sony televisions, computers, video game consoles, and music players. (See coverage in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.) Just one day after Knowledge@Wharton … Continue reading Digital Convergence: Will Sony Get it Right This Time?

Warner Backs Blu-Ray: The Beginning of the End of the High-Def Format Wars?

Warner Brothers Entertainment today announced that the company plans to release high-definition movies exclusively in Blu-ray format beginning this spring, which comes as a major blow to the competing HD DVD camp. Only two major studios -- Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures -- are now providing high definition content exclusively in the HD DVD format, … Continue reading Warner Backs Blu-Ray: The Beginning of the End of the High-Def Format Wars?