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.
Among the highlights and surprises, Sandra Oh is the first Asian American woman to be nominated as Lead Actress in a Drama Series (for BBC America’s Killing Eve)….ABC’s Modern Family failed to land a comedy series or acting nomination for the first time since its launch in 2009…. Nat Geo’s Genius: Picasso grabbed seven nods….After […]
The 70th annual Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday. HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 22 noms, while NBC’s Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld each nabbed 21, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale followed with 20. Netflix was tops among networks with 112 total nominations, followed by HBO with 108 and NBC […]
The United States Olympic Committee named Sarah Hirshland as its 12th chief executive officer. Hirshland comes to the org after serving as chief commercial officer for the United States Golf Association. “The USOC is at a critical time in its history and requires an energetic, creative and inspiring leader who is capable of building on […]
Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup Semifinal featuring a Croatia upset over England delivered 5,504,000 viewers to the FOX broadcast network and set an all-time FIFA World Cup Semifinal streaming record, according to the company. The match was up 61% from the Spain/Germany match in the corresponding 2010 window and ran nearly even with Netherlands/Argentina in 2014. […]
CYNOPSIS BREAKING NEWS Nominees for the 70thPrimetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning by Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Ryan Eggold (New Amsterdam), along with Television Academy execs. HBO’s Game of Thrones grabbed the most nods with 22; NBC’s SNL and HBO’s Westworld each earned 21. Final voting takes place August […]