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Studios considering earlier VOD releases

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 13 Jul 2007 21:27 User comments (4)

Studios considering earlier VOD releases Despite recent comments by Warner Home Entertainment Group president Kevin Tsujihara, most major studios aren't planning to change the delay between release dates for movies on DVD and Video On Demand.
Studio interest for earlier VOD releases ranges from Warner's very public tests that include releasing The Astronaut Farmer on both DVD and VOD earlier this week to Sony, the only studio that hasn't taken part in tests with Comcast to determine the results. Disney, Fox, Universal, Paramount, and Lionsgate have participated in the tests, but haven't released any results, although they have all incidated that the tests are inconclusive.

While it's possible that Warner's increased interest in VOD is related to their ownership of Time Warner Cable, although Warner president Ron Sanders points out that the current test they're running with Time Warner Cable was preceded by a test with Comcast. He also said he doesn't expect a major change in release timetable this year.

Source: Video Business

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4 user comments

114.7.2007 5:10

The sooner they ditch the old model of releasing their stuff the better for them.
It's totally outdated, deon't really make any sense anymore and simply doesn't fit with the modern reality.

214.7.2007 6:54

ya know the sooner it gets to DVD the the more profits you'll get it from blind siding the comsters with bad DVDs :P

No really,the to DVD deley is annoy but with all the edits in films I'd rather there be a chance to have a dvd with bonus footage than to have a direct to DVD release then the "real thing" "directors cut" style ...

316.7.2007 4:21

They should consider releasing DVDs faster. I shouldnt have to wait 3-6 months for a DVD to come out after the movie leaves the theater. If they were to get DVDs out faster, then maybe the cam vids will stop.

417.7.2007 16:48

The whole distribution area needs to have an overhaul.

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