Magazine article Screen International

Kosse to Theatres: Invest in VOD

Magazine article Screen International

Kosse to Theatres: Invest in VOD

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Attendees at CinemaCon's international day heard Universal Pictures' president of international David Kosse sound a warning to exhibitors.

In his keynote address, Kosse told attendees that in the so-called golden age of television, one way to handle potential theatrical defections was to acquire a stake in ancillary platforms.

"The DVD business is in decline, and the home-viewing experience is being replaced by long-form serialised drama," said Kosse. "It's a concern for all of us."

While steering clear of explicitly calling for the collapse of windows - a hot-button issue at previous conventions that needs little excuse to rear its head again - Kosse urged theatre owners to consider making content available on non-theatrical platforms. …

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