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Monday, March 25, 2013

Universal Studios Releases Subject to 28-Day Window

We'd like to remind our customers that theatrical releases on DVD and Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment are subject to a 28-day "window" for libraries. When these titles become available to the general public, they cannot be sold to libraries until 28 days later. This includes titles such as Les Miserables, which will be available to libraries on April 19. Our website, buyer's guides, and weekly newsletter will always reflect the date titles are available to libraries.

Here is the announcement, originally posted on November 22, 2012:

Effective with Universal Studios Home Entertainment new release (Theatrical and Made For Video) titles releasing on January 8, 2013, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will be moving all Libraries to a 28-day new release window. A distributor may not street a Universal Studios Home Entertainment title to library accounts during the 28-day window. For instance, a title that streets for sell-through on Tuesday, January 8th cannot be lent by libraries to their patrons before February, 5th, 2013. This 28-day window will not apply to TV and Catalog releases. All titles will continue to be distributed as the retail version.

Please contact your Midwest Tape sales representative if you have questions.

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