Redbox just ran into a big problem. In October, the company – best known for its DVD kiosks – launched its “digital codes” offering. The service enables consumers to purchase codes from the company’s kiosks; those codes offer information on how to stream Disney movies. But Disney wasn’t too pleased about the program, and now the entertainment giant is suing Redbox. The company argues that the sales violate its copyrights. And the Mouse House means business: The lawsuit, filed in a federal district court in California, seeks an injunction against Redbox’s sales of its movies. Disney is also asking for damages of up to $150,000 – for each title sold through the digital codes offering. In addition, Disney wants Redbox to hand over all the revenue it took in from the sales. Redbox doesn’t have a direct distribution deal with Disney, and hasn’t since 2012.
Orange you glad he’s back? Pantone has developed a custom color, “Team Coco Orange,” to celebrate tonight’s debut of Conan O’Brien’s new 30-minute show format on TBS. “Good-natured and expansive, friendly and gregarious, Conan’s Team Coco Orange is an energizing and fearless orange tone with a touch of tang,” said Laurie Pressman, Vice President, Pantone […]
Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her syndicated talk show. In addition to recovering from a fractured shoulder, Williams requires hospital treatment owing to complications arising from Graves’ disease. Said distributor Debmar-Mercury, “We wholeheartedly support Wendy in this decision to take the time she needs and we will welcome her back with open […]
Conference Championships paid off big for networks on Sunday. Nearly 54 million people tuned to in watch CBS Sports’ coverage of the Patriots/Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, clocking 53.9 million viewers to rank as the second-most watched AFC Championship Game in 42 years, according to Nielsen fast national ratings. The OT matchup drew an […]
The debut of UFC Fight Night on ESPN+, which showcased13 fights live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, led to a record-setting night with 568,000 new subscribers to the platform on Friday and Saturday to rank as the largest event and subscription catalyst for ESPN+ thus far. The UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ Prelims card ran on […]
Netflix renewed Chuck Lorre comedy The Kominsky Method, starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, for an eight-episode second season. The move comes after the show scored a best comedy series win and Douglas snagged a lead actor in a comedy series trophy at the Golden Globes. The show resumes production later this month in Los […]