3/30/2006

Movie theater execs fight shrinking DVD window

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:10 am

Executives from top movie theater chains on Wednesday dismissed calls to shorten the period between a film’s release on the big screen and on DVD, saying it would be harmful to studios, theaters and consumers.

Some studio executives, including Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger, have called for faster DVD releases to combat rising piracy over the Internet, amid slowing sales of DVDs and a U.S. box office slump.

But executives from Regal Entertainment Group, the world’s largest movie theater chain, and National Amusements Inc. disagreed with a narrower theatrical window — the time between when movies are released in theaters and subsequently on DVD.

Source: Reuters

 

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