Lionsgate still optimistic on home entertainment

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Lionsgate still optimistic on home entertainment.

[newsimage]http://static.myce.com/images_posts/2010/02/kNPiMu.jpg[/newsimage]Hollywood continues to struggle during a down economy, but Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer is turning the company around while still showing faith in home entertainment.


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I don’t know about the US, but here in Canada the only streaming we do is from our PCs. I rarely see rental machines and I haven’t been to a Blockbuster in years. We buy our movies in stores, online, at Chinese malls (pirated), or just download them using torrent programs. We fear not the MPAA/RIAA evil empire.


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DISNEY’S MIRAMAX NAME IN EXCHANGE FOR THE MIMIART NAME? I have heard in addition to a Lionsgate deal,or any other deal, one of the interested bidders for Disney’s Miramax name is said to be from a small Art-house independent movie company called MimiArt Films, LLC. The principals of the company are said to have selected Walt Disney’s CEO, Robert Iger’s parents’ names, “Mimi” and “Art” (Arthur), for their company name “MimiArt.” Apparently, this was done in the hopes that by combining these two names, that this could somehow miraculously transcend the MimiArt Films Company to the same heights as the Walt Disney Company. Evidentially the MimiArt name has captured a personal endearing sentimental chord with Iger, as discussions have taken place between Nick Van Dyk, Chairman of Miramax Television and the Attorney for MimiArt Films.
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[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2493532]I don’t know about the US, but here in Canada the only streaming we do is from our PCs. I rarely see rental machines and I haven’t been to a Blockbuster in years. [/QUOTE]

Well then Mr. Canuck, let me inform you that we here in the US have many, many streaming options: Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, Playstation Network, Xbox Live Marketplace, etc etc.

We have video rental kiosks just about everywhere.


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[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2493613]Well then Mr. Canuck, let me inform you that we here in the US have many, many streaming options: Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, Playstation Network, Xbox Live Marketplace, etc etc.

We have video rental kiosks just about everywhere.[/QUOTE]

I know, BF. I read the papers and the odd tech site now and then. LOL. We do have VOD through our cable companies, but it’s compressed. Makes me sick to watch compressed video. Ugh.