Closing Windows?

Digital Media Law

There's usually an exclusive DVD window before the pay-per-view release, with the window averaging 37 days this year, up from 32 days last year, says research firm SNL Kagan. Tags: home video release windows PPV residuals Interesting email from my satellite company today. DirecTV urges me to order Julie & Julia on PPV.

DOJ Seeking to End Movie Studio and Theater Antitrust Decrees amidst Streaming Competition – A New Opportunity in Theatrical Distribution?

New Media and Technology Law

In addition to streaming services, Delrahim also cited new theatrical release business models (such as flat-fee multi-ticket pricing) as increasing competition and innovation in film distribution. While it remains to be seen how this development will play out, it is noteworthy for digital providers because it may breathe extra life back into the theatrical release window. For the film and media distribution industries, this year has been action-packed.

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Broken Windows

DealFatigue

Studio executives ] insist that they need their windows. As technology improves, the lines of each traditional distribution window are blurring and will be replaced with something more akin to what Fred is advocating.

Broken Windows

DealFatigue

Studio executives] insist that they need their windows. As technology improves, the lines of each traditional distribution window are blurring and will be replaced with something more akin to what Fred is advocating.

Broken Windows

DealFatigue

Studio executives] insist that they need their windows. As technology improves, the lines of each traditional distribution window are blurring and will be replaced with something more akin to what Fred is advocating.

Careful What You Wish For: Are TIDAL, Beyoncé and Kanye getting smeared?

Music Technology Policy

Of course, we understand that short promotional exclusives are common and we don’t have an absolute policy against them, but we definitely think the best practice for everybody is wide release.” So TIDAL stands accused of the crimes of success derived from exclusively releasing new tracks by two of the biggest artists in the world that were available–heinously–on a subscription service.

@TaylorSwift13 Thinks Outside the Stream to Bridge the Value Gap

Music Technology Policy

Also factored in is the cost of the faux legality of piracy on DMCA-protected services which also must be managed in order for windowing to work. Because Taylor Swift has four–count ’em–four albums that sold over one million copies in their first week of US release.

DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION PART II

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

If a domestic distributor is willing to take the plunge and release a film theatrically, it will almost always insist on securing ancillary rights for home video and television media. A theatrical release, even for a hit film, often generates less revenue than its costs because of the substantial expense for prints and advertising (P & A): a 35 mm print costs $1200 to $1500. Thus, a major studio releasing a film on 4,000 screens will spend $6 million dollars.

Selectable Output Control: Yes, it's still good for consumers

Copyrights & Campaigns

The studios want SOC in place before they implement plans to introduce a new feature: HD movies piped into the home, before DVD release, and possibly even when films are still in the theater. are physically unable to) implement the new early home HD window without SOC, because there's something "stopping" them from doing so. The studios' position in a nutshell is: Sure, as a purely technical matter, we could give everyone early-window HD VOD now.

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