BBFC’s Role In An Online World

Friday, January 24 2014
BBFC’s Role In An Online World

During the brouhaha that followed the unveiling of the BBFC’s classification guidelines, some of the more important elements of the findings – and the research efforts that went in to them – went almost unnoticed. For as the Daily Mail went into overdrive about the supposed loosening of some of BBFC’s ratings, frothing about a […]

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Lining Up Exclusives

Thursday, October 31 2013
Lining Up Exclusives

Range. Value. Convenience. It¹s been the LOVEFiLM motto for more than a decade, back to the days when it started as a purely rental by post operator. But now, in its new incarnation as a hybrid company offering its old rental by post and streaming options, those three elements remain key, as its marketing chief […]

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Watching Windows

Wednesday, October 9 2013
Watching Windows

Back in 2009, before the now failed Revolver earned a wealth of publicity over its day and date theatrical releases, before Icon and Lionsgate, as well as Curzon and its Artificial Eye imprint had furthered the concept of similar releases with high profile titles such as Bachelorette and A Late Quartet, one company was first […]

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A Giant Among Players

Monday, October 7 2013
A Giant Among Players

It’s a Wednesday morning in the heart of London’s West End and away from the bustle of Shaftesbury Avenue, a few floors up in the Century Club, BFI chair Greg Dyke is holding court, unveiling the new BFI Player, the organisation’s new digital video on demand service. Of course, Dyke has form in this sector […]

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Bach To The Future

Monday, August 19 2013
Bach To The Future

Friday August 16 marked another momentous occasion as Lionsgate, along with partner Icon, launched Bachelorette on the same day in cinemas and across a wide variety of video on demand and download to own channels. It was what the duo claim to be the widest and biggest day and date digital and theatrical release thus […]

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The Horror Show Top 10

Friday, June 14 2013
The Horror Show Top 10

The streaming market is becoming an increasingly crowded marketplace, but one new entrant, which has just officially gone live after testing its services, is The Horror Show. Its title illustrates exactly what its USP is, and the streaming service is aimed fairly and squarely at horror fans. The Horror Show targets the kind of people […]

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England Expects

Friday, May 10 2013
England Expects

The phrase game-changer is bandied an awful lot around our business, particularly when it comes to feature film releases. It’s got to a stage where we at The Raygun will no longer use it to describe any release that way, just to avoid the continued over-egging of the pudding. A game-changer, we noted a while […]

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Empire Building

Tuesday, February 5 2013
Empire Building

When the third series of Boardwalk Empire made its debut as a home entertainment title towards the end of January, it marked the latest step in tan ongoing strategy developed by its production and distribution from television giant HBO. For like many of its predecessors over the past year or so, the Martin Scorsese -created […]

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