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August 2010 > Executive Suite

NATO's position on the premium video on demand window

by John Fithian

Tags: Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Feltheimer , Lionsgate , Patrick Corcoran , Selectable Output Control , Union of Cinemas , Video on Demand , Wall Street Journal , Warner cable company , fcc , mpaa , vod

EXHIBITION TAKES A STAND ON VOD WINDOWS JOHN Even though current data and discussions suggest a FITHIAN relatively stable theatrical-to-DVD window, we remain NATO concerned about a longer-term possibility on a differ- President ent release platform. As described previously [May and ...

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August 2010 > Executive Suite

NATO's position on the premium video on demand window

by John Fithian

Tags: Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Feltheimer , Lionsgate , Patrick Corcoran , Selectable Output Control , Union of Cinemas , Video on Demand , Wall Street Journal , Warner cable company , fcc , mpaa , vod

inexorable downward price pressure and commoditization of its products in later windows. Why move that pressure forward to the one window that has been free of it? The studios seem to understand this, as their battle to carve out a DVD sell-through window against the $l-a-night kiosk rental serv...

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August 2010 > Executive Suite

NATO's position on the premium video on demand window

by John Fithian

Tags: Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Feltheimer , Lionsgate , Patrick Corcoran , Selectable Output Control , Union of Cinemas , Video on Demand , Wall Street Journal , Warner cable company , fcc , mpaa , vod

balloons and public statements regarding possible windows and price points are harmful to the industry. ■ No surprises. Exhibitors cannot be blind-sided by unusually short windows after they have already booked and begun playing a movie in their theaters. ■ A seat at the table. The release...

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