Britney Spears' "In the Zone" (Jive) is expected to be released in the DVD-Audio (DVD-A) format this spring, according to BMG senior director of new technology Kevin Clement. "In the Zone" is currentl

Britney Spears' "In the Zone" (Jive) is expected to be released in the DVD-Audio (DVD-A) format this spring, according to BMG senior director of new technology Kevin Clement. "In the Zone" is currently being remixed in 5.1-channel sound by Chris Haynes of L.A.-based 5.1 Production Services.

For BMG, which released nine DVD-A titles in 2003 -- including Santana's "Supernatural," OutKast's "Stankonia," Luther Vandross' "Dance With My Father" and Alicia Keys' Songs in A Minor" -- the ability to deliver video content on a consumer playback format is an important factor in its support of DVD-A.

"The thing for us is the video aspect," Clement says. "We as a label group spend a lot of money making videos. It's a very visual society; we wanted a format that could convey that."

5.1 Production Services handled multi-channel remixes for BMG's DVD-A releases of "Stankonia," Usher's "8701" and Foo Fighters' "One by One."