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20th Century Fox pressurising publishers with advertisers of Region 1 DVDs in the UK!


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#1 of 5 Johnny G

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Posted July 22 2004 - 03:20 AM

The UK's biggest movie magazine, Empire, has already bowed to the demands of Fox to remove all advertisers of region 1 product as well as a DVD magazine and many others are feeling the pressure but not taken the drastic step of turning down advertisers revenue just yet.

I guess it just shows that one big guy is bigger than a few little guys put together!

#2 of 5 Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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Posted July 22 2004 - 03:27 AM

Actually I suppose it means the advertising revenue from Fox itself is big enough to tip the scales - Not to mention where would a film magazine stand if one of the biggest studios out there decided to boycitt their magazine?

Still I'll agree it can be a scary thing when a big corporation is able to make such decisions for smaller companies.
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#3 of 5 Malcolm R

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Posted July 22 2004 - 03:33 AM

Well, the studios set up the Region Coding scheme for a reason. I'm surprised there hasn't been more attempts at enforcement before this.
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#4 of 5 John Hodson

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Posted July 22 2004 - 03:56 AM

Damn cheek though when Fox releases many stripped down versions of, for example, their Studio Classics range in R2. If Fox would treat their R2 customers with the same respect they give to R1, there would be no need to buy overseas.
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#5 of 5 Steve...O

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Posted July 22 2004 - 04:56 AM

Fox is the same outfit that bowed to the outrageous demands of various groups that wanted the Charlie Chan & Mr. Moto films censored & banned last year. Fox offered no public resistance against these groups and gave them pretty much everything they wanted.

Now Fox has turned around and played hardball with a simple British movie magazine for advertising legal products, including their own. In theory such advertising could potentially increase Fox sales worldwide because not all R1 titles are available in R2.

In my opinion, Fox is showing muscle in all the wrong places.

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