IHS announced it reckons that competition among TV networks to air top movies is so intense that some stations will pay eight-figure fees, in some cases committing to healthy per-box-office-dollar payment formulas even before the movies open on the big screen.
Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE) and Paramount Home Entertainment International (PHEI) announced that they have reached a five year agreement for UPIE to distribute Paramount home entertainment products in Italy.
Netflix, Inc. and NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution announced an expanded license agreement under which Netflix will stream a selection of broadcast series from the NBC television network and content from some of NBC Universal’s cable channels.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced the completion of the Content Delivery and Storage Association’s (CDSA) Content Protection and Security accreditation. Kingston is the world’s first Flash memory entertainment provider to successfully undergo this stringent international auditing process.
DIRECTV announced it will add ESPN 3D, the industry’s first 3D sports television network, to its upcoming 3D lineup that will offer three dedicated 3D channels, including DIRECTV’s newly named linear 3D channel, N3D powered by Panasonic.