Universal Pictures Worldwide Home Entertainment President Eddie Cunningham has expressed support for HMV as its administrator KPMG seeks a buyer for the business.
Potentially reigniting a row with US cinema chains, Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures are set to return to discussions about an earlier video-on-demand window, according to Variety.
Universal Pictures reported that revenue increased 3.8% to $1.8 billion in third quarter to Sept.30, thanks to increased theatrical and content licensing revenue.
Comcast-owned film studio Universal Pictures reported an 87% fall in second quarter (to June 30) operating income to $56 million, compared with $422 million during the previous-year period.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” looks set to give home entertainment retailers their best Week 1 since last year’s Disney blockbuster “Frozen”.