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Store closures will ‘severely impact’ UK video rental market

The UK DVD and Blu-ray rental market will decline sharply this year following the shut-down of half the country’s Blockbuster video stores as part of a restructuring agreed by the company’s new management, according to research from IHS Screen Digest. According to IHS Screen Digest, the UK market for physical video rental will drop by […]

Lovefilm renews and extends BBC Worldwide deal

Amazon-owned streaming service Lovefilm has inked a new, extended, content deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. The pair already had a programming agreement, but the new agreement gives it rights to a wider range of content from the distributor. New shows that will become available on Lovefilm include drama […]

New launches for Crackle

Sony has inked deals with several smart TV manufacturers and its online TV channel Crackle will launch on LG, Samsung and Vizio connected sets. It will also launch on Samsung Blu-ray players. The streaming service and channel is already available via Sony Internet TVs and Blu-ray players. “The penetration of IP-connected TVs and Blu-ray players […]

Research shows Amazon is catching Netflix

Netflix remains the runaway alternative TV provider in the US, but Amazon is growing at a faster rate, according to new research. US-based 451 Research regularly surveys US consumers about the non-traditional TV services for which they are paying. Netflix remains the market leader by a large margin with 82% of respondents paying for the […]