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  1. New Line To Issue First High Def Release

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New Line Home Entertainment has become the latest studio to jump into high-definition disc waters, announcing Tuesday that its first next-generation release will be the 2007 musical version of "Hairspray." The film, which grossed $107.3 ...

  2. Paramount To Drop Blu-Ray

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray, further complicating the race between the competing technologies. Monday's announcement affects the upcomi ...

  3. Malaysia Honors Anti-Piracy Canines

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Labradors Lucky and Flo became the first four-legged recipients of commendation medals conferred by the Malaysian government for outstanding service. The medals were conferred for five months of exception sniffing services for Malaysian anti-pirac ...

  4. Genesis Preps Reissues Second Phase

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Genesis is about to embark on the second phase of its albums reissuing project. From Oct. 1, Virgin/EMI will release four of the recently-reunited group's best-selling titles: "Genesis" (1983), "Invisible Touch" (1986), &q ...

  5. Video Competition Extends Lifespan Of Alleycats' Songs

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Technology and art have formed a symbiotic relationship to ensure that the songs of popular Malaysian recording group the Alleycats live on through a video competition. The Alleycats have recorded 29 albums with Universal Music since their 1969 de ...

  6. U.K. Fans World’s No. 1 CD Buyers

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music fans in the U.K. are top of the world CD buying charts for the fourth year in a row, despite the inroads being made by downloading songs from the Internet. Figures produced by the IFPI for international CD sales point to the U.K. population ...

  7. High Noon For High Def

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If you want to watch high-definition versions of the latest James Bond film or Destiny's Child live onstage, you've got to get them on Blu-ray. And as the next-generation format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD continues to heat up, such e ...

  8. Canadian Tariffs Drop

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Copyright Board of Canada May 11 revealed the Private Copying Tariffs for 2005, 2006 and 2007 that lessens interim tariffs for music rights holders. The figures were published in the federal government's Canada Gazette. The Canadian Priva ...

  9. Optical Discs Seized In Aussie Raid

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT About 5,000 optical discs were confiscated in a raid Wednesday on an alleged illegal facility operating in the town of Ballina, on the northern New South Wales coast. Among the discs seized were copies of U2, Madonna and Robbie Williams CDs; illic ...

  10. EC Clears Lite-On Buyout Of APM

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The European Commission on Friday cleared Lite-On's takeover of Philips' CD and DVD vehicle entertainment system Automotive Playback Modules (APM). APM develops, manufactures and supplies CD and DVD playback modules. The Commission -- th ...

  11. CPCC Introduces Private Copying Tariff

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) today (Feb. 9) proposed a new private copying tariff for 2008 and 2009 to the Canadian Copyright Board, which has the authority to set tariff rates in Canada. The current private copying tariff expire ...

  12. Hi-Def Rivals In CES War Of Words

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Supporters of the two rival next-generation disc formats are slugging it out this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, with HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc predicting victory in the quest for a unified high-definition standard. HD DVD is banking its pre ...

  13. Still Joins UMGI

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International is bolstering its global audio-visual activities with the appointment of former Warner Vision International president Ray Still as a consultant to its board. In his new, immediately-effective role, Still becomes ...

  14. EC Dumps Probe In DVD Import Levies

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Investigation into China, HK, Taiwan closed. The European Commission today (Oct. 24) dropped plans to slap import levies on imports of blank DVDs from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, after deciding that any such duties would provide little succour fo ...

  15. UMGI's Digital Revival Program Hits 250K Sales

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International's program of digitalizing out-of-print European recordings is realizing encouraging results. Since the novel multi-year project was announced in February, consumers Universal Music Group International' ...

  16. Gwen Gearing Up For New Album, Live DVD

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Concert DVD expected before end of year. Concert DVD expected before end of year. News ...

  17. DVD Slowdown Eases, Prices Still Falling

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nine-month spending at $15.9 billion. The third quarter is ending on a mixed note for DVD suppliers: The consumer video spending slowdown of the past 18 months appears to be leveling off, but price erosion at retail continues to affect the market. ...

  18. Amazon's CustomFlix Launches On-Demand CDs

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service offers artists and labels per-order manufacturing. Amazon.com subsidiary CustomFlix Labs today (Sept. 19) launched an on-demand CD manufacturing service. Similar to the company's DVD offerings, CustomFlix will target unsigned artists ...

  19. Head Of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Exits

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Benjamin Feingold held position for 12 years. Benjamin Feingold, the longest-serving studio home video president in Hollywood, is leaving his post as worldwide president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, digital distribution and acquisitions. T ...

  20. Argentine Officials Seize Disc Shipment

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CDs and DVDs valued at more than 300K. Argentine customs officials seized a suspicious shipment of about 1 million blank recordable CDs and DVDs the week of Aug. 19, IFPI Latin America reported. According to the recording industry organization, sh ...

  21. Argentine Officials Seize Disc Shipment

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CDs and DVDs valued at more than 300K. Argentine customs officials seized a suspicious shipment of about 1 million blank recordable CDs and DVDs the week of Aug. 19, IFPI Latin America reported. According to the recording industry organization, sh ...

  22. Fox Readies New Blu-Ray Wave

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nine titles expected for worldwide release. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Thursday (Aug. 31) is expected to reveal an ambitious slate of Blu-ray Disc titles, becoming the last of the five big studios supporting the next-generation optical di ...

  23. Paramount Readies First Blu-ray Wave

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Titles expected in the fall. Paramount Home Entertainment's first wave of Blu-ray titles are scheduled to hit stores in the fall. Eight titles are expected, with four—"Tomb Raider," "Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow," ...

  24. Three The Charm For 'M:I-3' DVD

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mission III to be released on three formats, same day. In an industry first, Paramount Home Entertainment is expected to announce Friday that it will release the $133.4 million summer movie hit on DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc all on the same day: ...

  25. Jakarta Police Seize Pirate Discs In Raid

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indonesian police officers in Jakarta seized about 21,000 illegal CD discs plus 27,000 Video CD (VCD) units, 500,000 unfinished discs, and enough material to produce another 700,000-plus disc units in Indonesian police officers in Jakarta seized a ...

  26. 'Sopranos' Hitting HD-DVD

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Poised to become first TV series released on high-def discs. "The Sopranos" is poised to become the first TV series to be released on high-definition discs. HBO Video said Wednesday (Aug. 9) that its first release on the nascent HD-DVD f ...

  27. Group Approves Disc-burning Rules

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DVD Copy Control Assn. passes changes. Advocates of burning DVDs at home, in small specialty stores and elsewhere besides manufacturing plants are about to receive the blessing of the DVD Copy Control Assn. The organization responsible for the enc ...

  28. Malaysian Officials Raid Pirate Operation

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seven men arrested. Malaysian officers raided a licensed optical disc production factory suspected of manufacturing pirated VCDs and DVDs in Kuala Lumpur on Friday (Aug. 4). They arrested seven men and impounded two DVD and one VCD factory product ...

  29. MPA Anti-Piracy Sweeps Seize 6.7 Million Discs

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT suspected motion picture pirates arrested. An Asia-wide anti-piracy enforcement sweep, launched by the Motion Picture Assn. in early May, has resulted in a record number of seizures and arrests. Operation Red Card far surpassed previous MPA re ...

  30. Eagle Vision Preps High Definition DVD Rollout

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pat Metheny Group DVD first up. In what it describes as a first for a visual music company, Eagle Vision is to simultaneously issue a DVD release on both high definition formats and standard definition. Eagle Vision, the visual division of indepen ...

  31. CinemaNow Offers Download-To-DVD Service

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a breakthrough first for the entertainment industry, CinemaNow on Tuesday (July 18) made it possible for consumers to legally burn downloaded movies that can be played on standard DVD players. In a breakthrough first for the entertainment indus ...

  32. Buena Vista Readies Original Titles For Blu-ray

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Series of short films to be shot in high-definition. Raising the bar in the Blu-ray Disc vs. HD DVD battle, Buena Vista Home Entertainment is creating a series of short films to be shot in high-definition to accompany select films the studio will ...

  33. Indonesian Raids Seize 434K Pirated Units

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three men arrested. Nearly half a million pirated movie DVD-Rs and music CD-Rs were seized in two Indonesian raids, the Motion Picture Assn. reported yesterday (July 10). On June 20 and June 26, acting on information generated during previous anti ...

  34. UMGI CD Packaging Enters New Era

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscle behind a new three-tiered packaging and pricing system which it hopes will continue to drive consumer demand for physical product. Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscl ...

  35. UMGI CD Packaging Enters New Era

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscle behind a new three-tiered packaging and pricing system which it hopes will continue to drive consumer demand for physical product. Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscl ...

  36. Blu-ray Bows To Small Sales, Little Fanfare

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Launch mirros rival HD-DVD's in mid-April. Last week's launch of the Blu-ray Disc format, much like that of rival HD-DVD in mid-April, was more a dress rehearsal than anything else. On June 20, the first seven titles, all from Sony Pictu ...

  37. SGAE: Spanish CD, DVD Market Down In 2005

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The value of Spain's videogame market in 2005 almost matched the combined value of the market for CDs and DVDs, the Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE said today (June 21) when it presented The value of Spain's video ...

  38. Indonesian Police Raid Jakarta House

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Arrest two, seize record 140 burners. Indonesian police in Jakarta raided a house in West Jakarta, arresting two men and seizing a record 140 DVD-R burners and 53,400 pirated optical discs that included 25,000 music CDs. The June 1 raid was part o ...

  39. Blu-ray Discs Get Release Date Pushed

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony: first batch ready May 23, will ship June 20. While HD DVD titles continue to trickle in, the retail arrival of the first Blu-ray Disc titles has been pushed back until June 20, a month later than originally scheduled. Sony Pictures Home Ente ...

  40. Magnolia Home Ent Sets Titles For HD DVD Release

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Five films being prepped. The meager library of HD DVD discs nearly doubled in size with the announcement by Magnolia Home Entertainment that it will soon release five films in the high-definition optical disc format. Slated for May release by the ...

  41. RIAA: DVD Video Shipments Slip For First Time

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New digital formats emerge including online video. According to 2005 year-end shipment numbers released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), music DVD video shipments—for the first time—are down from the previous year. The DVD ...

  42. Retail Track

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry moves further into the digital era, major label veterans are wondering if record companies will make the same mistakes twice: Will the foibles of the physical word happen all ove As the music industry moves further into the d ...

  43. Retail Track

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry moves further into the digital era, major label veterans are wondering if record companies will make the same mistakes twice: Will the foibles of the physical word happen all ove As the music industry moves further into the d ...

  44. Retail Track

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry moves further into the digital era, major label veterans are wondering if record companies will make the same mistakes twice: Will the foibles of the physical word happen all ove As the music industry moves further into the d ...

  45. HD-DVD Finally In Stores

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Players, four titles available April 18. The first HD-DVD titles are slated to go on sale Tuesday (April 18) and, contrary to speculation, Toshiba players have arrived at Best Buy and should be on sale in at least some of the chain's location ...

  46. EC Clears Sony, NEC Joint Venture

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (March 31) cleared Sony and NEC to forge a joint venture which would compete in the optical disc drive markets. The European Commission today (March 31) cleared Sony and NEC to forge a joint venture which would compet ...

  47. Sonopress Opens For Biz In Russia

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST goal: press 13M CDs, 11M DVDs. Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has opened a CD and DVD plant in Russia. The new facility in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow, is targeting production of 13 million CDs and 11 million DVDs i ...

  48. Sonopress Opens For Biz In Russia

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has opened a CD and DVD plant in Russia. The new facility in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow, is targeting production of 13 million CDs and 11 mil Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress ha ...

  49. Still Waiting For HD-DVD

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Home Video pushed its initial slate of titles. It's official: When the first HD-DVD players, from Toshiba, begin arriving in stores this month, there won't be any software for at least another three weeks. Warner Home Video said M ...

  50. Studios, Vid Marketers Tout Titles With Musical Hook

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trend in Hollywood: melding musicians with movies. The Weinstein Co. and Genius Products are showing their hipness by playing up the music angle of the upcoming DVD release of "Derailed." The title hits stores Tuesday with an extended ve ...

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