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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment And PBS Distribution Ink Canadian Distribution Deal

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment And PBS Distribution Ink Canadian Distribution Deal rfocus.org Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) and PBS Distribution today jointly announced a multi-year, physical distribution agreement whereby UPHE Canada will exclusively distribute all PBS Distribution Blu-ray and DVD releases across the Canadian retail marketplace, effective immediately. The deal covers distribution of a broad product range of public television brands such as "Masterpiece," "Nature," "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" and "Wild Kratts," as well as other premium content from SkipRope. The agreement marks an expansion of the existing physical home entertainment U.S. distribution arrangement between PBS and UPHE. "Universal Pictures Home Entertainment continues to be the perfect partner for our home entertainment distribution business as we expand this partnership to the Canadian market," said Andrea Downing, Co-President of PBS Distribution. "The UPHE team brings an award-winning blend of product strategy, operational excellence and retail execution to the PBS product line in this market." Included in the initial slate of titles is last week's much anticipated release of "The Vietnam War," a film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick," on Blu-ray and DVD September 19, 2017. This immersive and definitive 18-hour broadcast event premiered in the U.S. on Sunday, September 17 and will run from Sunday through Thursday evenings in prime-time slots through September 28. In addition, PBS Distribution will release several popular kids' series on DVD in 2018; among them, "Ready Jet Go!" and Jim Henson's "Splash and Bubbles." John Melluso, Managing Director, UPHE Canada added: "With such a broad range of premium product, including the now iconic "Downton Abbey" and the upcoming "The Vietnam War", the opportunities to collaborate and maximize PBS' great catalogue are endless. PBS has an impressive track record in bringing a diverse range of programming to the public television community and we are well poised for an enduring and prosperous relationship."

Lionsgate Announces "All Eyez On Me" Digital HD And Blu-ray Release

rfocus.orgThe untold story of one of the most influential hip-hop musicians of all time, All Eyez on Me arrives on Digital HD August 22 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD September 5 from Lionsgate. A gritty narration of the late legend Tupac Shakur's rise and fall, newcomer Demetrius Shipp, Jr. portrays Shakur, alongside Danai Gurira ("The Walking Dead")as Afeni ShakurLauren Cohan ("The Walking Dead, " Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as Leila Steinberg, and Kat Graham ("The Vampire Diaries," 17 Again) as Jada Pinkett Smith. Character appearances from other '90s hip-hop legends include Dr. Dre (Harold House Moore), Snoop Dogg (Jarett Ellis), Suge Knight(Dominic L. Santana), Notorious B.I.G. (Jamal Woolard), and more.
Directed by Benny Boom and written by Jeremy Haft & Eddie Gonzalez and Steven Bagatourian, All Eyez on Me tells the true story of prolific rapper, actor, poet, and activist Tupac Shakur, from his early days in New York City through his evolution into one of the world's most influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25.
The home entertainment release of All Eyez on Me features all-new bonus content, including featurettes chronicling the making of the film, a look at Demetrius Shipp, Jr.'s transformation into Tupac, exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, deleted scenes, and cast audition tapes. All Eyez on Me will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for $39.99 and $29.95, respectively. 
  • Deleted Scenes
  • "Legends Never Die:The Making of All Eyez on Me" Featurette
  • "Becoming Tupac" Featurette
  • "All Eyez on Me Conversations" Featurette
  • Demetrius Shipp, Jr. Audition
  • "Legends Never Die: The Making of All Eyez on Me" Featurette
  • "Becoming Tupac" Featurette

'POWER' Complete Third Season Now Available


Starz’s most watched series “Power: The Complete Third Season” is out now on Blu-ray and DVD. With record-breaking ratings for its premiere, season three — with its all-star cast, including Omari Hardwick (TV’s ”Being Mary Jane”), Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (The Hangover), and Naturi Naughton (TV’s “Mad Men”) — finds James St. Patrick fighting to maintain his new lifestyle on the right side of the law.

From Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney A. Kemp (“The Good Wife”) comes season three of the hit drama, “Power.” “Power: The Complete Third Season” Blu-ray and DVD special features include a recap of season two and an inside look at the making of the show.


PBS TO BROADCAST MOTOWN 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever ON FEBRUARY 28th

Radio Facts: PBS TO BROADCAST MOTOWN 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever ON FEBRUARY 28th FOR THE FIRST TIME ON TV SINCE ORIGINAL 1983 AIRING Landmark Concert And TV Special Celebrated 25 Years Of Motown, Debuted Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk, Reunions Of The Jackson 5, The Miracles And The Supremes Fairfax, VA – Where were you when Michael Jackson unveiled his iconic moonwalk

Legendary Broadway and Five Heartbeats Actor Chuck Patterson Dies

Originally posted on 2014-01-02 23:15:15 Radio Facts is sad to report that legendary actor, Chuck Patterson, who most of us know as "Jimmy" from Robert Townsend's "The Five Heartbeats" died two days before Christmas. Patterson, who was living in Harlem, was highly responsible and helped pave the way for other talented African-American actors trying to make it on Broadway.Patterson was cast back in 1975 by actor/director George C.

50th Anniversaries of Beatles and Muhammad Ali Commemorated in Newly Released Documentaries on DVD

In commemoration of the 50th anniversaries for the Beatles and Ali, Music Video Distributors (MVD) has announced the release of two documentaries on DVD:  The Beatles: Their Golden Age  (one hour, $9.95) and  Ali: The Man, The Moves, The Mouth  (one hour, $9.95).

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‘Pirate Radio’ arrives on DVD

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Woman Shoots Cop After Bust with Drugs During Police Stop (video)

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Why Did T.I. Chime in on Da Baby’s Rant?

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Is Your Landlord Breaking into Your Apartment When You Are not Home? Tips

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World’s “Ugliest” Man Is a Musician with a Great Life

This man is regarded as the world's ugliest man and he doesn't mind. His love life has not been affected and he recently became...

10 Worst Foods You Can Ever Eat

It's amazing how much of this food is in our everyday diets causing incredible harm to our bodies. This a great video breaking it...

Beautiful Woman With Huge Leg Determined to Live Her Life (video)

Mohagany has incredible confidence and she refuses to allow her big leg caused by Lyphodemia to hinder her. She gets the nails panted and...

Keyshia Cole Talks about Grief of Losing her Mother Frankie

Keyshia Cole has spoken out about the recent death of her mother on her mother's birthday, here her Instagram post explains how she feels...


Krystal Pino Promoted at Cumulus

Krystal Pino Takes Middays at Cumulus Tucson’s Classic Hip Hop 97.5 The Vibe/KSZR-FM  CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed radio personality Krystal Pino...

Gibson Announces Launch of Record Label 

Gibson Records:  Gibson Announces Launch of Record Label First Album With Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the ConspiratorsFor the past 127 years, Gibson--the iconic American instrument...

Cumulus San Francisco Promotes Chasta Michaelis

Cumulus San Francisco Promotes Chasta Michaelis to Program Director for 107.7 The Bone/KSAN-FM CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has promoted Chasta Michaelis to Program...
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CUMULUS MEDIA Taps Popular Colorado Springs Radio Personality Cliff Cage as On-Air Host, Nights...

CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed veteran Colorado Springs radio personality Cliff Cage as On-Air Host, Nights, on heritage Top 40...

Sony Music Publishing Promotes Carol NG to President, Asia

Sony Music Publishing today announced the promotion of Carol NG to President, Asia. Carol is based in the company’s Hong Kong office and reports...

Comedy Central Creates Segment for Charlamagne The God

It's been a long time coming for media mogul Charlamagne The God and something that he has repeatedly told Radio Facts over the years. He...


Clear Media Network announces a groundbreaking format to its network arsenal, R&B ADULT HITS. Programming veterans Mark McCray (President of Programming and Operations/Clear Media Network)...

Radio Veteran Shawn Knight Joins Cumulus Topeka as Host of Mornings on Majic 107.7/KMAJ-FM

CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has named veteran on-air personality Shawn Knight as Host of The Majic Morning Show on Topeka, KS, Adult Contemporary...

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