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Rentrak Announces Top Ten Movies on Demand Titles for Week Ending July 13, 2014

Rentrak Announces Top Ten Movies on Demand Titles for Week Ending July 13, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top ten Movies on Demand (MOD) titles based on consumer transaction rate. Movies on Demand are transactional (pay-per-purchase) films available through cable and telco providers.

According to the company's OnDemand Essentials service, the top ten most-viewed Movies on Demand titles, per data collected July 7- July 13, 2014 are below.

Rentrak Top Ten MOD Titles:

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1 300: Rise of An Empire* Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) 6/24/2014 R 106.6
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2 Bad Words* Universal (NYSE: CMCSA) 7/08/2014 R 7.8
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3 The LEGO Movie* Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) 6/17/2014 PG 257.5
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4 Non-Stop* Universal (NYSE: CMCSA) 6/10/2014 PG-13 91.7
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5 The Grand Budapest Hotel* FOX (NASDAQ: NWS) 6/17/2014 R 58.9
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6 Lone Survivor* Universal (NYSE: CMCSA) 6/03/2014 R 125.1
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7 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit* Paramount (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) 6/10/2014 PG-13 50.6
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8 Snowpiercer Radius 7/11/2014 R 3.5
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9 Winter's Tale* Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) 6/24/2014 PG-13 12.6
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10 The Monuments Men* Sony (NYSE: SNE) 5/20/2014 PG-13 78.0
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Source: Rentrak OnDemand Essentials, as dated, rank based on transaction. OnDemand Essentials includes reporting from operator partners on Television on Demand usage.

*Indicates day-and-date with home video release.

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About OnDemand Essentials(®)

Rentrak's OnDemand Essentials is the industry's first and only product measuring the consumption of Video on Demand (VOD) on more than 114 million television sets across the U.S. and Canada including viewing from every cable, telco, and satellite operator offering VOD. OnDemand Essentials is part of Rentrak's OnDemand Everywhere suite of products which includes VOD, electronic sell-through (EST), Internet Video on Demand (iVOD), streaming and linear TV viewing insights to give clients a consolidated look at Video on Demand viewing everywhere the consumer is watching. Learn more.

About Rentrak

Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. Using our proprietary intelligence and technology, combined with Advanced Demographics, only Rentrak is the census currency for VOD and movies. Rentrak provides the stable and robust audience measurement services that movie, television and advertising professionals across the globe have come to rely on to better deliver their business goals and more precisely target advertising across numerous platforms including box office, multiscreen television and home video. For more information on Rentrak, please visit


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Mobile and Online Users Will Have "Everywhere" Access to More Live Games through beIN SPORTS' Live Streaming Service

MIAMI, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- beIN SPORTS, the international sports network, recently announced that its live streaming platform, beIN SPORTS PLAY, will become beIN SPORTS CONNECT as of July 16, 2014.

Authenticated beIN SPORTS CONNECT users will be able to log into and access both the English and Spanish networks, as well as additional live matches and events that cannot be seen anywhere other than on beIN SPORTS Connect.

"beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS CONNECT will offer unrivaled coverage of the upcoming soccer seasons, featuring exclusive coverage of some of the best leagues in the world. With so many live matches that can't be seen anywhere else, we are confident that beIN SPORTS CONNECT will offer soccer and international sport fans a one of a kind TV everywhere experience," said Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy CEO, beIN Media Group.

France's Ligue 1 commences on August 9, and both Spain's La Liga and Italy's Serie A kick-off on August 23. Viewers will be able to watch the stars of the recently concluded World Cup including player of the tournament Lionel Messi and top scorer James Rodriguez, as well as Superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Andrea Pirlo, David Luiz, & Memo Ochoa among others, who all play in leagues covered exclusively on beIN SPORTS and beIN Sports CONNECT.

During the 2013/14 season, there were over 50% more live matches and sporting events aired on beIN SPORTS CONNECT that were unavailable on the networks and anywhere else but on the platform. Additional content includes matches from the Spanish, Italian, and French leagues that are not shown live on the network, as well as live matches from popular soccer leagues such as The Russian Premier League, England's football Championship (England's Second Division), and La Liga Adelante (Spain's Second Division). World class international sporting events and series like the World Superbike Championship, Giro d'Italia, World Rallycross Championship and Italian Volleyball Serie A are also featured live on beIN SPORTS CONNECT.

All programming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT is offered in HD and is available on broadband-connected PCs, mobile tablets and smart phones.


beIN SPORTS USA is America's international sports network. Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing international sports network in the U.S. and is offered on 9 of the largest 10 cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Espanol and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornestone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Russian Premier League, Copa America 2015, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. With beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smartphone. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and boxing, among others.

For more information, please visit follow us on Twitter @beINSPORTSUSA and/or @ESbeINSPORTS and like our beIN SPORTS USA Facebook page for breaking news and real-time updates.



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