Day-and-date release, Bubble or Tiger?

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The Weinstein Company planning worldwide day-and-date release on Netflix and IMAX theaters of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel is nothing new to the industry practice.

The first noticeable (because of the combination of a high-profile director and the backing of maverick billionaires Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban) example of such strategy was in 2006 when Magnolia Pictures released the Steven Soderbergh’s movie Bubble simultaneously to theaters and cable television channel HDNet Movies, whereas four days after they released the DVD. Continue reading “Day-and-date release, Bubble or Tiger?”

VOD in Europe is growing

The recently released report On-demand Audiovisual Markets in the European Union published by the European Audiovisual Observatory covers more than 3,000 service providers.

According to the report “the sector is growing fast and the number of on-demand audiovisual services available in Europe is rising, driven by rapid consumer adoption and made possible by technological innovations and a shift in consumption habits”. Continue reading “VOD in Europe is growing”