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Mitchell & Brown revives DVD players

Bolton-based Mitchell & Brown has made a surprise new product announcement with the launch of its JB-DVD1811 DVD player. This compact and fully featured DVD player is in response to retailer requests following many CE brands stopping the production of new players. “Our loyal independent retailers across the UK have been calling out for a low-cost […]

March 20, 2024

Barbie in Redbox kiosks from Oct 17

Redbox, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has announced that Barbie – the number one movie of 2023 – will be available to rent on Blu-ray Disc and DVD at Redbox kiosks across the US from October 17th. Through the Redbox app, consumers can easily locate their nearest Redbox kiosk and reserve their […]

October 4, 2023

Netflix shutters DVD service

Streaming platform Netflix mailed out its last DVD in the US on September 29th, ending a 25 year service. Netflix said that the first movie mailed out was the Tim Burton cult-comedy Beetlejuice, and that more than 5.2 billion DVDs have been sent out since then. The most-rented DVD was the sports drama The Blind […]

October 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Redbox boosts kiosk titles

Redbox, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has announced it will increase the number of catalogue and niche titles in its kiosks across the US to serve former Netflix DVD customers. As Netflix closes its DVD operations this week, Redbox has been working to provide content that the former audience will enjoy […]

September 26, 2023

Crunchyroll announces home entertainment release schedule

Crunchyroll has announced its upcoming home entertainment release schedule, with physical editions of fan favourite anime available starting May 22nd. Titles available for purchase include SPY x FAMILY, One Piece, Dragon Ball Super, Attack on Titan, Platinum End, and many more. The anime streaming service is offering enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase physical DVDs and […]

May 19, 2023

Hunt vs Lauda: The Next Generation sets UK release date

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment has confirm that their latest Motor Racing documentary, Hunt vs Lauda: The Next Generation, directed by Charlotte Fantelli, will be released on DVD & Digital Download from November 28th. Audiences can relive the legendary story of two of the most iconic racing drivers in history as their fierce rivalry is rekindled by […]

October 20, 2022

Report: UK 5G usage overtakes 3G

Findings from UK mobile telco Three’s report, Mobile Britain 2022, showing how Brits have been swiping, sharing and connecting, reveals a 5G boom in the last year, with usage increasing by 385 per cent on Three’s superfast network. 5G data carried on Three’s network is now more than double that of 3G – overtaking it […]

April 13, 2022

The Bezonians set for UK release on May 2

From the creator of Smoking Guns, Original Gangster and Red Rage comes Savvas D. Michael’s latest crime thriller, The Bezonians. The film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from May 2nd. The film stars ex-footballer and film hard-man Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels / Snatch), alongside Marina Sirtis (Star Trek), […]

March 15, 2022

Report: Consumer media usage growth slowed in 2021

Diverging from the sharp gain in momentum in advertising and marketing spending in 2021, consumer time spent with media registered a more modest uptick, similar to pre-pandemic trends through 2019 when signs of device penetration saturation began to emerge, according to research by PQ Media, a media economist. Global consumer media usage, including all digital […]

January 13, 2022

Report: Poor localisation turns off viewers

A report on consumer viewing habits of localised content versions from the Entertainment Globalization Association (EGA) indicates that 61 per cent of respondents encountered poor localisation quality on a monthly basis, and perhaps more concerning, that nearly 65 per cent have stopped watching a movie or TV show in the last year as a result. […]

November 5, 2021