NBCUniversal Chief Says Premium VOD for Some Movies Will Be ‘Complementary’ to Theatrical Distribution

NBCUniversal chief Jeff Shell is not backing down from Universal’s flap with top exhibitors over the studio’s premium VOD release of “Trolls World Tour.” The NBCU CEO told investors Thursday during Comcast’s quarterly earnings call that premium VOD releases for … Read more…

NBCUniversal Chief Says Premium VOD for Some Movies Will Be ‘Complementary’ to Theatrical Distribution

NBCUniversal chief Jeff Shell is not backing down from Universal’s flap with top exhibitors over the studio’s premium VOD release of “Trolls World Tour.” The NBCU CEO told investors Thursday during Comcast’s quarterly earnings call that premium VOD releases for … Read more…

Premium cigar makers could catch a break from the FDA as White House applies pressure

Handrolled cigar-makers and importers are facing a May deadline that requires all new tobacco products to obtain regulatory clearance from the FDA. But the mom-and-pop shops that dominate the premium cigar industry say compliance costs would effectively put them out … Read more…