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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: A History of Distinction

Originally Published in Media Play News April 21, 2019 With the March 20 closure of Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, much has been written about the storied history of the celebrated film studio, responsible for nearly a century’s worth of big-screen favorites, from Shirley Temple musicals to Star Wars, from The Sound … Continue reading 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: A History of Distinction

Home Entertainment Spending in U.S. Hit Record $23.3 Billion in 2018

Originally Published in Variety January 8, 2019 U.S. consumer spending on home entertainment hit a new record in 2018, buoyed by subscription streaming as well as transactional video-on-demand (TVOD), DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group announced Jan. 8. Total consumer spending on home entertainment during the year shot up to an estimated $23.3 billion, up 11.5% … Continue reading Home Entertainment Spending in U.S. Hit Record $23.3 Billion in 2018

DVD Format Taking an Increasingly Larger Bite Out of the Home Video Market

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times June 22, 2000 This summer you are going to be reminded, again and again, of why you were afraid of the water. Universal Studios is blanketing lifeguard towers, beach cans and beach-bound buses on both coasts with enormous ads for “Jaws.” No, not “Jaws 5" but the original … Continue reading DVD Format Taking an Increasingly Larger Bite Out of the Home Video Market

More Layoffs This Week as Disney Integration of Fox Continues

Originally Published in Media Play News May 16, 2019 A second round of layoffs is reportedly rocking the Walt Disney Co. this week as the studio continues to integrate the 20th Century Fox film organization it officially acquired March 20. The layoffs, initially reported by Variety and then by the Los Angeles Times, are expected … Continue reading More Layoffs This Week as Disney Integration of Fox Continues

2018 EMA Annual Report

The 2018 EMA Annual Report on the home entertainment industry from the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) was researched, written, and published by JCH Media Inc. The annual publication provides an overview of the home video and video game industries from 2017 through the first quarter of 2018. Data includes sell-through and rental revenue from physical … Continue reading 2018 EMA Annual Report