Daily Archives: March 3, 2011

A recurring theme of the FT’s Digital Media and Broadcasting conference was how to recapture some of the magic of buying a film or album on a physical disc.

On Thursday, Kevin Tsujihara, president of Warner Bros’ home entertainment unit, spoke of having to “change the definition of what ownership is”, echoing remarks the previous day by Tesco’s entertainment director, Rob Salter, about consumers’ sense of ownership of media becoming “challenged” by the advent of iTunes. Read more

Matt Brittin, UK managing director of Google, talks to Tim Bradshaw, digital media correspondent, about a digital divide in advertising, the year of m-commerce and Android taking on the iPad 2. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

  • DirecTV is in advanced talks to be Hollywood’s first partner for early video-on-demand, according to the Los Angeles Times. The satellite TV company would likely be the first distributor to launch so-called premium VOD – where consumers would pay about $30 to rent a movie via the Internet or cable 60 days after it opened in theaters and at least a month before it would become available on DVD.  Film studios including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros and Walt Disney Pictures are said to be in talks to join the initiative.

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