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Another very quiet week, the week ending July 7, 2018, thanks to a major US holiday, where the top selling title was a movie whose title had to be self censored.

Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 7, 2018

Posted by: Sean F, 16:42 AEST, Wed July 18, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 7, 2018 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending July 15, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (July 15, 2018)

Posted by: Sean F, 21:13 AEST, Sun July 15, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 15, 2018 ... More


Xbox One to have Dolby Vision Support, but only for Netflix and not Ultra HD Blu-ray, for now

Latest Xbox One Updates Adds Dolby Vision Support

Posted by: Sean F, 16:41 AEST, Sat July 14, 2018

Dolby Vision support is coming to the Xbox One ... More



News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 30, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 18:14 AEST, Thu July 12, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 30, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 8, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 16:00 AEST, Sun July 8, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 8, 2018

News Icon Netflix Testing New 'Ultra' Plan Tier

posted by: Sean F, 17:32 AEST, Fri July 6, 2018

Netflix introducing new subscription tier, which may be just the same as the current top tier with a higher price

News Icon Report: Google Working on Its Own Gaming Platform, Codenamed Yeti

posted by: Sean F, 11:48 AEST, Thu July 5, 2018

Google is testing the waters to see if developers might support a new streaming based gaming platform

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 23, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 16:36 AEST, Wed July 4, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 23, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 1, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 21:51 AEST, Sun July 1, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 1, 2018

News Icon Roku Rolls out 'Mission Accomplished' Banner in War Against Piracy

posted by: Sean F, 17:11 AEST, Sun July 1, 2018

Roku says their anti-piracy efforts have succeeded

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 16, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 16:45 AEST, Wed June 27, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 16, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (June 24, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 20:50 AEST, Sun June 24, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 24, 2018

News Icon Comcast Enters Bidding War for Fox, Disney Ups Offer

posted by: Sean F, 14:42 AEST, Fri June 22, 2018

Disney's bid to buy Fox has become complicated by Comcast's all cash offer

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 9, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 15:24 AEST, Thu June 21, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 9, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (June 17, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 17:15 AEST, Sun June 17, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 17, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 2, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 17:02 AEST, Wed June 13, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 2, 2018

News Icon Apple Signs Writers Guild Master Contract, Paving Way For More Original Content

posted by: Sean F, 16:16 AEST, Tue June 12, 2018

Apple ramping up efforts to produce more original content

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (June 10, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 20:57 AEST, Sun June 10, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 10, 2018

News Icon People Use Streaming Devices More Than Smart TVs, New Research

posted by: Sean F, 12:26 AEST, Sun June 10, 2018

New data shows people aren't using their smart TVs as much as their streaming media devices

News Icon Netflix Boycott Fails To Affect Streaming Platform's Likability

posted by: Sean F, 16:55 AEST, Thu June 7, 2018

Netflix attracts ire of conservatives who says the streaming platform has a liberal bias

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 26, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 15:25 AEST, Wed June 6, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 26, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray: The State of Play - 2017

posted by: Sean F, 18:07 AEST, Sat June 2, 2018

The latest edition of our annual feature taking a look at Blu-ray sales performance

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 19, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 18:28 AEST, Wed May 30, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 19, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 27, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 20:44 AEST, Sun May 27, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 27, 2018

News Icon US Congress Considers Expanding Copyright to 144 Years

posted by: Sean F, 17:46 AEST, Sat May 26, 2018

Copyright terms set to be extended again, as recordings from 1923 won't be in the public domain until 2067

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 12, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 15:26 AEST, Wed May 23, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 12, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 20, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 21:08 AEST, Sun May 20, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 20, 2018

News Icon Roku Accidentally Removes Netflix, YouTube Channels on Piracy Grounds

posted by: Sean F, 15:10 AEST, Sat May 19, 2018

Roku blocks YouTube and Netflix for pirated content, accidentally, says the company

News Icon DEG Report: Strong Q1 Growth Linked to Streaming, Theatricals and 4K Ultra HD

posted by: Sean F, 17:23 AEST, Fri May 18, 2018

Home entertainment revenue continues to rise, thanks to subscription streaming, digital sales of theatrical content and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 5, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 17:56 AEST, Thu May 17, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 5, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 28, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 15:18 AEST, Mon May 14, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 28, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 21, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 16:26 AEST, Sat May 12, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 21, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 14, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 15:55 AEST, Sat May 12, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 14, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 7, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 18:02 AEST, Fri May 11, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 7, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 31, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 17:25 AEST, Wed April 11, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 31, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 8, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 18:44 AEST, Sun April 8, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 8, 2018

News Icon MPAA: Global Box Office Sets New Record, Subscription Streaming Surges

posted by: Sean F, 15:54 AEST, Sat April 7, 2018

The movie business has never been better, and digital is playing a huge part in driving increased revenue

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 24, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 17:20 AEST, Thu April 5, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 24, 2018

News Icon U.S. Music Industry Revenue Growing at Rapid pace, Thanks to Paid Subscriptions

posted by: Sean F, 16:15 AEST, Wed April 4, 2018

Music industry revenue grows again, two years in a row, but RIAA still not happy with "gaps in core rights"

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 1, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 20:18 AEST, Sun April 1, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 1, 2018

News Icon Spotify Takes Action Against 'Pirate' Users

posted by: Sean F, 15:12 AEST, Sun April 1, 2018

Spotify identifies two millions users using hacked version of its app to unlock premium features for free

News Icon Google Removes 'Kodi' from Autocomplete Due to Perceived Piracy Links

posted by: Sean F, 14:48 AEDT, Fri March 30, 2018

Google starts filtering the term 'Kodi' from autocomplete

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 17, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 14:01 AEDT, Fri March 30, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 17, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 25, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 15:01 AEDT, Mon March 26, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 25, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 10, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 17:01 AEDT, Wed March 21, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 10, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 3, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 16:40 AEDT, Fri March 16, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 3, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 11, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 14:41 AEDT, Sun March 11, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 11, 2018

News Icon Trump Promises Action on Piracy, as Government Takes Aim at 'Kodi Boxes'

posted by: Sean F, 16:08 AEDT, Sat March 10, 2018

The creative industries call on the government to take a role in taking on "Kodi boxes", and the government, including President Trump, seems more than willing

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 24, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 15:23 AEDT, Thu March 8, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 24, 2018

News Icon Spotify's Piracy Links Revealed: Company Used to Own uTorrent

posted by: Sean F, 15:53 AEDT, Wed March 7, 2018

Spotify does battle with uTorrent these days, but one used to own the other

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 17, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 16:08 AEDT, Thu March 1, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 17, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 25, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 18:33 AEDT, Sun February 25, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 25, 2018

News Icon Disney: We're Not Trying to Kill Netflix

posted by: Sean F, 18:40 AEDT, Fri February 23, 2018

Disney's new streaming platform will not be competing with Netflix head-on

News Icon Disney Fails in Injunction Bid against Redbox, Judge Rules 'Copyright Misuse'

posted by: Sean F, 17:55 AEDT, Thu February 22, 2018

Disney faces setback in its lawsuit to stop Redbox from "dismantling" Blu-ray combo packs to for rental of the discs and "resale" of the digital codes

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 10, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 13:50 AEDT, Thu February 22, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 10, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 18, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 20:55 AEDT, Sun February 18, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 18, 2018

News Icon Crunchyroll Vulnerability Opens up Anime, Manga Library to Pirates

posted by: Sean F, 16:52 AEDT, Sun February 18, 2018

Anime, manga streaming site Crunchyroll has a flaw that allows anyone to view content without a subscription

News Icon Major VLC Updates Adds Chromecast, HDR, 360 Video Support

posted by: Sean F, 18:05 AEDT, Sat February 17, 2018

A new version of VLC adds Chromecast support in beta form

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 3, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 18:45 AEDT, Thu February 15, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 3, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 11, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 16:57 AEDT, Sun February 11, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 11, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 27, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 16:54 AEDT, Thu February 8, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 27, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 4, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 16:11 AEDT, Sun February 4, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 4, 2018

News Icon Redbox, Disney Lawsuit: Redbox Claims Disney Stifling Competition

posted by: Sean F, 14:12 AEDT, Sat February 3, 2018

Redbox fights back against Disney with a lawsuit of its own, claiming Disney is stifling competition

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 20, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 15:55 AEDT, Thu February 1, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 20, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 13, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 16:47 AEDT, Wed January 31, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 13, 2018

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 28, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 12:27 AEDT, Mon January 29, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 28, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 6, 2018

posted by: Sean F, 11:33 AEDT, Fri January 26, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 6, 2018

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 30, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:36 AEDT, Thu January 25, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 30, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 23, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:46 AEDT, Thu January 25, 2018

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 23, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 14, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 17:52 AEDT, Sun January 14, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 14, 2018

News Icon Apple Joins Alliance for Open Media to Help Push AV1 Adoption

posted by: Sean F, 15:01 AEDT, Thu January 11, 2018

Apple joins Amazon, Google and Microsoft to help push next-gen video codec that has its heart on replacing HEVC

News Icon Amazon, Google Dispute Causes Fire TV Casualties

posted by: Sean F, 16:38 AEDT, Wed January 10, 2018

Fire TV customers lose access to YouTube app due to Amazon's lack of desire to sell Google's products on their website

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 7, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 17:15 AEDT, Sun January 7, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 7, 2018

News Icon Filmmakers Argue for Extended Fair Use Rules When It Comes to Ripping DVDs, Blu-rays

posted by: Sean F, 16:47 AEDT, Wed January 3, 2018

Blu-ray and DVD ripping should be allowed, says filmmakers

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 16, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 21:29 AEDT, Sat December 30, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 16, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 9, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:51 AEDT, Wed December 20, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 9, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (December 10, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:52 AEDT, Sun December 10, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 10, 2017

News Icon Disney Sues Redbox for Selling Digital Copy Codes

posted by: Sean F, 18:11 AEDT, Thu December 7, 2017

Studio alleges Redbox took digital movie code printouts from retail copies of movies to sell in kiosks

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for Black Friday Week 2017

posted by: Sean F, 12:57 AEDT, Thu December 7, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for Black Friday week, the week ending November 25, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (December 3, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 00:08 AEDT, Mon December 4, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 3, 2017

News Icon New Research Shows Netflix Won't End Piracy

posted by: Sean F, 15:46 AEDT, Sat December 2, 2017

Subscription streaming may not be the solution that will end piracy, a new study finds

News Icon Firefox Adds AV1 Support, Codec to Challenge HEVC in Efficiency Stakes

posted by: Sean F, 17:25 AEDT, Fri December 1, 2017

New codec aims to replace super efficient HEVC

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 26, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 01:32 AEDT, Mon November 27, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 26, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, DVD Prices Being Cut Earlier in U.K. Due to Streaming Competition

posted by: Sean F, 12:56 AEDT, Sat November 25, 2017

Competition from online retailers, digital services, forcing Blu-ray and DVD price cuts to happen earlier in the U.K.

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending November 11, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:06 AEDT, Thu November 23, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending November 11, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 12, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 23:09 AEDT, Sun November 12, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 12, 2017

News Icon MPAA Claims 70% of Kodi Users Are Pirates

posted by: Sean F, 19:58 AEDT, Sat November 11, 2017

Kodi under renewed attack from the MPAA over piracy links

News Icon Piracy Rate Drops Again in Australia Thanks to Subscription Streaming

posted by: Sean F, 18:13 AEDT, Thu November 9, 2017

Streaming, downloads, or legal action, may be responsible for a further decline in the piracy rate in Australia

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 28, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:19 AEDT, Wed November 8, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 28, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 5, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:55 AEDT, Sun November 5, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 5, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 21, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:11 AEDT, Sat November 4, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 21, 2017

News Icon Video Codec Wins Primetime Engineering Emmy

posted by: Sean F, 16:07 AEDT, Sun October 29, 2017

HEVC given ward for its contribution to the television industry

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 14, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 13:44 AEDT, Thu October 26, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 14, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 22, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:10 AEDT, Sun October 22, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 22, 2017

News Icon Netflix, Amazon Join Forces with the MPAA to Sue Kodi Box Maker

posted by: Sean F, 15:55 AEDT, Sun October 22, 2017

Streaming giants join forces with Hollywood to tackle the Kodi box problem

News Icon Bitcoin Technology to Drive Next-Gen Digital Video Sales

posted by: Sean F, 19:51 AEDT, Sat October 21, 2017

New project aims to redefine how video distribution happens using the technology that drives Bitcoins

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 7, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:56 AEDT, Wed October 18, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 7, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 23, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:51 AEDT, Wed October 4, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 23, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 1, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:36 AEDT, Sun October 1, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 1, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 16, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:24 AEST, Wed September 27, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 16, 2017

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