LOS ANGELES -- National Video Week, the umbrella name for the show that includes the annual convention of the Video Software Dealers Association, Encino, Calif., will be held next year July 8 to 10 in Las Vegas.
ut separately from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. National Video Week is run by Home Video Entertainment Events, a joint venture of VSDA and Advanstar Communications, Cleveland, which announced the show dates and location last month.
"We know that our attendees prefer Las Vegas and this new venue is a very exciting place," said Bo Andersen, VSDA's president. "As Las Vegas continues to change and grow, it provides new facilities that better meet the needs of our exhibitors and attendees. The new Venetian Hotel and Sands Expo complex offers tremendous opportunities for our event," he said.
"The new multi-billion dollar exposition complex is logistically designed to allow attendees and exhibitors to conduct their business in the most efficient way," added Kimbirly Orr, show manager.
Blockbuster To Roll Out DVD
DALLAS -- In what may be the last piece of the DVD marketing puzzle falling into place, Blockbuster said last month that it will roll out DVD rentals to 3,800 of its U.S. corporate stores by year's end, as well as to about 1,000 international stores. Blockbuster stores will offer at least 200 DVD rental titles initially, the company said.
Although it had been testing DVD in hundreds of stores, Blockbuster had lagged behind the rest of the home video industry in rolling out DVD and was well behind many supermarket chains, such as Schnucks, Wegmans and Giant Eagle, that had taken a leadership role in DVD rentals and sales.