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'Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi' force jumped to the top of the sales charts for the week ending March 31, 2018

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 ... More


Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending April 8, 2018

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 ... More


Global box office takings are up, and digital is helping to drive increased profits for the entire industry

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 ... More



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

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 24, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:07 AEST, Sun September 24, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 24, 2017

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

posted by: Sean F, 17:53 AEST, Wed September 20, 2017

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

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 17, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:58 AEST, Sun September 17, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 17, 2017

News Icon Apple Ready to Embrace 4K, HDR

posted by: Sean F, 16:41 AEST, Thu September 14, 2017

Apple jumping both feet into the 4K, HDR game with its updated Apple TV

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 26, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 18:07 AEST, Wed September 6, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 26, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 3, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:50 AEST, Sun September 3, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 3, 2017

News Icon Studio, CE Firms Join Forces to Promote Dolby Vision Rival, HDR10+

posted by: Sean F, 16:35 AEST, Sat September 2, 2017

20th Fox and Panasonic sign up to the HDR10+ standard in order to avoid having to pay for Dolby Vision

News Icon Perfect Copy Hits Piracy Scene as 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Runs into Piracy Trouble

posted by: Sean F, 17:05 AEST, Thu August 31, 2017

Studio fails to protect film from pirates, possibly due to Netflix Japan

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 12, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 13:38 AEST, Wed August 30, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 12, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 20, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:10 AEST, Sun August 20, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 20, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 13, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:17 AEST, Sun August 13, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 13, 2017

News Icon New 'Cam' Method Sees Unreleased 'Power' Episodes Leaked, along with Leaker's Face

posted by: Sean F, 16:24 AEST, Sat August 12, 2017

Innovative way to upload screener, involving two iPhones (one cracked), a sore arm, and a talkative leaker

News Icon Netflix, Digital Sales Fail to Offset Decline in Home Entertainment Purchases

posted by: Sean F, 19:28 AEST, Tue August 8, 2017

Physical media continues to decline, while many flocking to subscription streaming and away from outright purchases

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 22, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:28 AEST, Wed August 2, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 22, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 30, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 13:56 AEST, Sun July 30, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 30, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 23, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:30 AEST, Sun July 23, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 23, 2017

News Icon Christopher Nolan Prefers Blu-ray over Netflix, Not Fan of 'Direct to Streaming'

posted by: Sean F, 16:33 AEST, Fri July 21, 2017

Christopher Nolan doesn't like the way Netflix distributes their original movies, vows to never work with them

News Icon Game of Thrones Season Premier Ignites Piracy Frenzy

posted by: Sean F, 17:45 AEST, Thu July 20, 2017

Game of Thrones season premier sees piracy spike, but torrenting losing popularity to streaming

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 28, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:33 AEST, Sun May 28, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 28, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 21, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:11 AEST, Sun May 21, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 21, 2017

News Icon New Netflix Android App Adds DRM, HDR

posted by: Sean F, 11:04 AEST, Thu May 18, 2017

Netflix's latest Android app brings joy and pain depending on what type of phone you use

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 7, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:39 AEST, Sun May 7, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 7, 2017

News Icon DEG: Digital HD, Streaming Revenue Way Up, Discs Down

posted by: Sean F, 14:33 AEST, Sun May 7, 2017

Digital on the way up, physical on the way down

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 30, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:32 AEST, Sun April 30, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 30, 2017

News Icon Hacker Releases Stolen Netflix Episodes, Threatens More Releases

posted by: Sean F, 14:53 AEST, Sun April 30, 2017

Hacker release unreleased episodes of OITNB after Netflix refused to pay ransom demands

News Icon Kodi Shuts Down DRM Rumors

posted by: Sean F, 15:53 AEST, Fri April 28, 2017

Kodi clarifies DRM stance amid "fake news" controversies

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 9, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:01 AEST, Sun April 9, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 9, 2017

News Icon Streaming Now Accounts for Majority of Music Industry's Income, up 11% in 2016

posted by: Sean F, 16:19 AEST, Tue April 4, 2017

Music industry now dependent on streaming more than ever, but despite growing revenue, there are still complaints about YouTube piracy

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 2, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:46 AEST, Sun April 2, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 2, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 12, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 14:40 AEDT, Sun March 12, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 12, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 5, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:27 AEDT, Sun March 5, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 5, 2017

News Icon Netflix CEO Talks Buffering, Piracy, AI Threat

posted by: Sean F, 17:23 AEDT, Fri March 3, 2017

Reed Hastings talks candidly at the Mobile World Congress

News Icon Google Makes HTML5 DRM Mandatory

posted by: Sean F, 18:09 AEDT, Fri February 3, 2017

Google makes it impossible to disable controversial DRM

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 8, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:14 AEDT, Sun January 8, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 8, 2017

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