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Rentrak Reports Industry's First Complete Online Movie Purchase Rankings

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the first complete digital Top 10 rankings from its Digital Download Essentials® Industry tracking service. The report, which includes Internet Video-On-Demand (iVOD) and Electronic Sell Through (EST), for both Standard Definition and Digital HD movie purchases, was introduced at today's 2013 Digital Media Pipeline conference held in Los Angeles by the Entertainment Merchants Association.

"We are honored that Rentrak chose the Digital Media Pipeline conference to announce their new digital media charts," said Mark Fisher president of Entertainment Merchants Association. "This underscores the industry's increasing emphasis on digital distribution and the growing acceptance by the consumer of owning and renting digitally delivered movies and TV shows."

"The industry has been seeking a weekly digital movie chart and we are proud to deliver it," said Chris Wilson, president of national television at Rentrak. "Only Rentrak, with census-based measurement is able to offer the level of detail required by clients."

RENTRAK TOP-10 DIGITALLY PURCHASED AND RENTED MOVIES*
Week of 9/2/139/8/13

RANK

TITLE

DISTRIBUTOR

1

Now You See Me

Lionsgate

2

Iron Man 3

Disney

3

Pain & Gain

Paramount

4

The Great Gatsby

Warner Bros.

5

Olympus Has Fallen

Sony

6

Star Trek: Into the Darkness (2013)

Paramount

7

Epic

Fox

8

Mud

Lionsgate

9

Empire State (2013)

Lionsgate

10

G.I. Joe Retaliation (2013)

Paramount

Source: Rentrak's Digital Download Essentials® Industry Service
*Excludes NBC Universal and Independent Studio Content at this time

©Rentrak Corporation and its Digital Download Essentials data collection and analytical service are covered by provisions of the Copyright Act.  The material presented herein is intended to be available for public use.  You may reproduce the content of the home entertainment updates in any format or medium without first obtaining permission, subject to the following requirements: (1) the material must be reproduced accurately; and (2) any publication or issuance of any part of the material to others must acknowledge Rentrak Corporation as the source of the material.

About Digital Download Essentials
Rentrak's Digital Download Essentials processes daily, census-level iVOD and EST content in more than 160 countries on behalf of many major studios and television networks and is the industry's only reporting and auditing service providing content performance intelligence on purchased and rented movie and television content downloaded via the Internet.

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 www.rentrak.com.

About the Entertainment Merchants Association
The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the $35 billion home entertainment industry. EMA-member companies operate approximately 35,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and 45,000 around the world that sell and/or rent DVDs, computer and console video games, and digitally distributed versions of these products.

Contact:
Antoine Ibrahim
(646) 722-1561
aibrahim@rentrak.com

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