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Amazon to invest $1bn PA in cinema releases

Amazon plans to spend more than $1 billion a year to produce movies that will be released in cinemas, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. The online retailer intends to make between 12 and 15 movies annually that will get a theatrical release. Amazon will release a smaller number of films in cinemas […]

November 24, 2022By Colin Mann

WBD to launch DTT movie channel in Italy

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) will launch a new free-to-air DTT channel in Italy by the end of October. The channel will air movies and TV series from the Warner Bros library and will be distributed throughout Italy on channel position 37. According to daily Il Sole 24 Ore, WBD has taken out a five-year lease […]

October 4, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Beast heads to Peacock

Peacock has announced Universal Pictures’ Beast will begin streaming exclusively on the service starting October 7th. The thriller movie follows recently widowed Dr. Nate Daniels (Idris Elba) and his two teenage daughters (Iyana Halley and Leah Sava Jeffries) as they travel to a South African game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley), an old […]

October 4, 2022

Study: High-quality piracy can boost early box office revenues

A study carried out by the US’s National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) suggests that, at launch, when little is known about a movie, high quality illegal copies demonstrate a positive effect on revenues. In the post-launch period, however, higher quality illegal copies exhibit a negative effect on revenues. In the NBER paper, Latent Estimation […]

August 13, 2020By Colin Mann