Universal Studios has announced plans to make its upcoming movies available on home entertainment on the same day as their theatrical releases. The initiative kicks off with DreamWorks’ “Trolls World Tour,” debuting on April 10th. Universal is also making films currently in theaters available on-demand as early as this Friday, including horror movies “The Hunt” and “The Invisible Man,” and the Jane Austen adaptation “Emma.”
The movies will be available to rent for 48 hours, at a suggested price of $19.99.
Sports are at a standstill with Major League Baseball and other major sports delaying their seasons due to the coronavirus, PBS is stepping up to help. Filmmaker Ken Burns asked them to make his 1994 documentary series “Baseball” available to stream for free so fans can still enjoy America’s pastime.
“As many of us hunker down in the days ahead, it’s important that we find things that bring us together, and show us our common humanity,” Burns says. “That’s why, in the absence of many of our favorite sports, I’ve asked PBS — the Public Broadcasting Service — to stream my film about America’s pastime, Baseball, for free.”
Each of the nine parts of the series represents an inning, like in a baseball game. The documentary covers the history of the game and it’s available to stream for free on the PBS siteand apps.