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September 1, 1993 | Anne Michaud; Times staff writer
Expanded Format: Video Store Magazine, a weekly Santa Ana-publication for video store retailers, has changed its format from magazine to tabloid size. The magazine has filled two new senior editor positions as well, hiring Owen McDonald and Lisa Lilienthal.
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August 6, 1995
Scott Collins notes in his article "Video Vexation" [July 14] on VideoScan [a provider of data on the sales of videocassettes] that Video Store magazine was "successfully pressured . . . to drop the weekly VideoScan sales chart" due to pressure from studios who were "protective of [this] very important revenue stream" [in the words of one analyst]. As the publisher of Video Store magazine at this time, I made the decision to drop these charts from our magazine. Yes, we were under serious pressure from the studios regarding the accuracy of the charts.
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August 5, 1993 | Greg Johnson / Times Staff Writer
Magazine Tracking Video Games: Santa Ana-based Video Store Magazine is now tracking video game rental figures. The game chart is part of "Game Plan," a magazine feature that made its debut in July. The special feature will track new product releases and cover news on the video game front. The magazine is tracking video games because the popular form of entertainment now generates about 10% of video store revenue. So what are the hot titles?
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September 1, 1993 | Anne Michaud; Times staff writer
Expanded Format: Video Store Magazine, a weekly Santa Ana-publication for video store retailers, has changed its format from magazine to tabloid size. The magazine has filled two new senior editor positions as well, hiring Owen McDonald and Lisa Lilienthal.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1995
Scott Collins notes in his article "Video Vexation" [July 14] on VideoScan [a provider of data on the sales of videocassettes] that Video Store magazine was "successfully pressured . . . to drop the weekly VideoScan sales chart" due to pressure from studios who were "protective of [this] very important revenue stream" [in the words of one analyst]. As the publisher of Video Store magazine at this time, I made the decision to drop these charts from our magazine. Yes, we were under serious pressure from the studios regarding the accuracy of the charts.
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April 8, 1993 | Anne Michaud / Times staff writer
Publisher Named: David Allen Shaw has been appointed California group publisher of Advanstar, a Cleveland-based publisher of 58 trade magazines.
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January 14, 2005
* Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a San Jose maker of chips for video game consoles and mobile phones, said it would eliminate as many as 250 jobs as part of a restructuring plan. * Applied Materials Inc., the Santa Clara, Calif., maker of semiconductor production equipment, said it would cut as many as 200 jobs as it combines positions to speed manufacturing. * Santa Ana-based Video Store Magazine announced that it was changing its name to Home Media Retailing.
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August 5, 1993 | Greg Johnson / Times Staff Writer
Magazine Tracking Video Games: Santa Ana-based Video Store Magazine is now tracking video game rental figures. The game chart is part of "Game Plan," a magazine feature that made its debut in July. The special feature will track new product releases and cover news on the video game front. The magazine is tracking video games because the popular form of entertainment now generates about 10% of video store revenue. So what are the hot titles?
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February 21, 1996 | Greg Johnson
Santa Ana-based Video Store Magazine reports that the home video industry is alive and well, despite a wave of consolidations that's occurring as big chains overwhelm smaller competitors. Blockbuster Video, the Fort Lauderdale-based giant, is by far the nation's largest chain, with 3,350 locations and nearly $2.7 billion in yearly revenue from rentals and sales. West Coast Video--based, oddly enough, in Philadelphia--is a distant second with 508 stores.
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May 23, 1995 | Greg Johnson, Times staff writer
Home-Viewing Hits: Do the titles "Poison Ivy," "Dark Tide," "Secret Games" and "Geronimo" mean anything to you? They belong to films that did poorly while in the theaters but have proved to be winners when it comes to home-viewing. The four movies are among the most popular video titles being rented, according to Santa Ana-based Video Store Magazine, a trade publication.
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