Audio storage

  1. Blu-ray Consortium Launches New DVD Security Features

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Blu-ray Disc Assn. plans to fight piracy by rolling out the next generation of DVDs with new security features. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- One of the two groups vying to produce the next generation of DVDs rolled out new security features Aug. 9 to ...

  2. BeatBox

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fischerspooner, Damian Lazarus and Black Strobe contribute exclusive DJ mixes to "The Other Side," a series of interactive travel guides in the two-sided DualDisc format. The DVD component will featur Fischerspooner, Damian Lazarus and B ...

  3. How To Compete With Illegal File-Sharing

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panel of 19-23 year-olds offer thoughts at NARM. Legitimate online download sites need a deeper selection to compete with illegal file-sharing networks and new technologies that impede CD burning will further drive customers away from record store ...

  4. Fox On Board With Blu-Ray

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT High definition DVD available in 2006. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will support the Blu-ray high definition DVD next year. The company revealed today (July 29) its plans to debut a mix of new release, library and TV titles on the form ...

  5. VSDA Reveals Anti-Piracy Plans

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At the Video Software Dealers Association's Home Entertainment conference's opening session yesterday (July 26), the organization's president Bo Andersen revealed a new anti-piracy advertisement that At the Video Software Dealers As ...

  6. Software Shipments Up 19%

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 770 million DVDs shipped. The Digital Entertainment Group reported today (July 26) that software shipments for the first half of the year were up 19% over 2004. More than 770 million DVDs shipped to retail between January and June. On th ...

  7. Report: Home Video Watchers Rampant

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Video Software Dealers Assoc. released a report today (July 25) revealing that more people view the latest movies on home video than on any other medium. The Video Software Dealers Assoc. released a report today (July 25) revealing that more p ...

  8. Hart Sharp Gets Wild With E!

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Distribution deal includes 'Dr. 90210,' 'Wild On.' Hart Sharp Video has entered into a DVD distribution deal with E! Entertainment Television. The first titles under the deal are season one of "Dr. 90210," set for rel ...

  9. New Line Contributes Picks To UMD Format

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Line Home Entertainment is the latest Hollywood studio to commit to Sony's proprietary Universal Media Disc, which plays movies and videogames on the PlayStation Portable device. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- New Line Home Entertainment is ...

  10. Bath And Body Works' 'Breathe' In Stores

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT DVD features custom images set to music. A new DVD is coming to Bath and Body Works stores. Through a deal with Comchoice, a digital content studio, and media company Colorcalm, the "Breathe" DVD will be sold in 1,557 store locations nat ...

  11. Amazon Acquires CustomFlix

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Move will expand DVD offerings. Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired CustomFlix in a move that will expand its specialty DVD offerings. The Santa Cruz, Calif.-based CustomFlix compresses film or TV shows into digital files, creating a copy of t ...

  12. Police In India Raid Pirate Operation

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT DVD-R burners seized. 42 DVD-R burners seized. News ...

  13. DualDisc: Delivering Value

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The creative possibilities are endless, and the potential for DualDisc has already been demonstrated. If you don't believe me, try listening to Miles Davis' timeless recording "Kind of Blue" in sparkl Fred Fox is executive VP o ...

  14. MPAA Revises Claims On Raid

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A DVD replicating plant in City of Industry, California was not shut down after a raid June 15 by a movie piracy task force and remains in business, the company said the week of June 20. (AP) A DVD replicating plant in City of Industry, California ...

  15. Sony, Microsoft Playing HD Game

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The war between Blu-ray and HD-DVD to be the standard high-definition optical disc is going strong. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The war between Blu-ray and HD-DVD to be the standard high-definition optical disc is going strong. Recently, these bat ...

  16. UMG, EMI Music Pub Enter Agreement

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pact centers on digital products. Universal Music Group and EMI Music Publishing have reached a licensing agreement to facilitate a broad range of digital products, formats and distribution platforms in the U.S. and Canada. The agreement covers di ...

  17. Toshiba To Debut HD DVDs In Spring 2006

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT HD DVD drives also expected. Recordable high definition DVDs will hit the market next spring thanks to new technology unveiled by Toshiba today (June 8). HD DVD recorders and PCs with built-in HD DVD drives supporting the Toshiba-led HD DVD format ...

  18. First DVDplus To Arrive June 28

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Format offers more video than DualDisc. The first DVDplus title, "Twisted Sister's Live at Wacken The Reunion" ($19.98), will be released June 28 from Eagle Rock Entertainment. The DVDplus format, which features full-length DVD cont ...

  19. UrbanWorks' Clanagan Splits

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Founder/pres to launch Clanagan Media Group. UrbanWorks Entertainment founder/president Jeff Clanagan has left the company after four years to form Clanagan Media Group. CMG, which will focus on the production, acquisition and distribution of urba ...

  20. Right To Copy Aim Of French Class Action

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A group of French lawyers on May 23 launched a legal challenge against some of the country's leading video and DVD publishers, accusing them of failing to respect an individual's right to make a priva PARIS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A ...

  21. Sony BMG's Lack Expects More Cost Savings

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG plans to wring more cost savings than it originally expected from the merger that created the record company 10 months ago, but meaningful revenue gains for both itself and the industry are s Sony BMG plans to wring more cost savings than ...

  22. Eagle, Image Debut UMD Releases

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eagle Rock Entertainment and Image Entertainment will be the first music companies to release titles in the new Universal Media Disc (UMD) format for the Sony PlayStation Portable console. Eagle Rock Entertainment and Image Entertainment will be t ...

  23. Toshiba Unveils Hybrid DVD

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toshiba is expected to demonstrate a new hybrid DVD disc tomorrow (May 11) at the MediaTech Expo in Las Vegas. The hybrid disc will feature standard DVD on one side and HD on the other. Toshiba is expected to demonstrate a new hybrid DVD disc tomo ...

  24. RIAA Licensing DualDisc Logo

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America is launching a new program for licensing the DualDisc logo for use on hybrid CD/DVD releases. NEW YORK -- The Recording Industry Assn. of America is launching a new program for licensing the DualDisc logo fo ...

  25. RIAA Licensing DualDisc Logo

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Available to all record labels for fee. The RIAA is launching a new program for licensing the DualDisc logo for use on hybrid CD/DVD releases. The initiative sets physical and content specifications for official DualDisc releases and makes the log ...

  26. Bush Signs Family Ent. And Copyright Act

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill allows the sale of DVD editing equipment. It’s now against the law -- with civil penalty remedies -- to distribute pre-release recordings. President Bush signed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act into law yesterday (April 27). Congres ...

  27. More Electronics Firms Join Debate To End DVD War

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More electronics companies have joined talks between Japan's Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp. to develop a common format for next-generation DVDs and end a fierce battle, industry sources said on April 22 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -- More electronics c ...

  28. DVD Biz Posts Strong Q1

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The DVD industry experienced strong, double-digit growth in both software and hardware in the first quarter of this year, according to a report issued April 19 by the Digital Entertainment Group. LOS ANGELES -- The DVD industry experienced strong, ...

  29. MLB Productions Inks With Shout, A&E

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four titles a year expected under DVD deals. Four titles a year expected under DVD deals. News ...

  30. DVD Biz Posts Strong Q1

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The DVD industry experienced strong, double-digit growth in both software and hardware in the first quarter of this year, according to a report issued today (April 19) by the Digital Entertainment Gro The DVD industry experienced strong, double-di ...

  31. Innovation, Reduced Prices Key To Music DVDs

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music DVD sales recorded an annual growth rate topping 60% last year, second only to the 75% rate realized by the TV-to-DVD phenomenon. But unlike TV-DVD fare, music DVD sales are almost solely depend (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Music DVD sales re ...

  32. IFPI: 2004 Global Biz Flat

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST CD shipments down, DVD/downloads up. CD shipments down, DVD/downloads up. News ...

  33. Apple Backing Blu-ray

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-Ray camp for next-generation DVD technology. The company has joined the Blu-ray Disc Assn.'s board of directors. LOS ANGELES -- Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-ray camp ...

  34. Apple Backing Blu-Ray

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer company joins board. Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-Ray camp for next-generation DVD technology. The company has joined the Blu-ray Disc Assn.'s board of directors. Apple joins Sony Corp., HP, Dell Panasonic, Tw ...

  35. Tower Kiosks Push Indie Titles

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sampling stations have DVD trailers. Tower Records will be promoting independent DVDs through new in-store sampling stations this month. The stations, which will be in 42 locations, will feature trailers for 20 independent DVD titles that are curr ...

  36. Sony BMG Boosts Copy-Protected CDs

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment is stepping up the rollout of what it calls "content-enhanced" copy-protected CDs, according to company executives. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is stepping up the rollout of what it calls "content-enhan ...

  37. Sony BMG Boosts Copy-Protected CDs

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment is stepping up the rollout of what it calls "content-enhanced" copy-protected CDs, according to company executives. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is stepping up the rollout of what it calls "content-enhan ...

  38. DualDisc Release Slate Heating Up

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST On the heels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's announcement that it will issue 18 DualDisc titles, all the majors and 5.1 Entertainment Group are stepping up with another 20 or so releases in the form On the heels of Sony BMG Music Entertainm ...

  39. Macrovision Reveals New Content Protection

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST RipGuard claims to block DVD copying software. RipGuard claims to block DVD copying software. News ...

  40. Macrovision Reveals New Content Protection

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Macrovision Corp. today (Feb. 15) unveiled a new content-protection technology called RipGuard DVD. The company claims that the technology can block up to 97% of DVD-copying software that allows consu Macrovision Corp. today (Feb. 15) unveiled a n ...

  41. Sony BMG Sets Initial DualDisc Titles

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Current, catalog releases bow Feb. 8. After postponing a fall 2004 launch for DualDisc, Sony BMG is set to introduce its first titles in the format. The company will issue 18 titles Feb. 8, one Feb. 22 and two more March 1. The launch will include ...

  42. Sonopress Joins Blu-ray Disc Assn.

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has been named a contributing member of the Blu-ray Disc Assn. The BDA is responsible for establishing format standards as well as development and promotion Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress ha ...

  43. Global Biz Down 1% In 2004

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST While the recorded music business dipped slightly in 2004, new research predicts that demand for music DVD will pick up pace for years to come. While the recorded music business dipped slightly in 2004, new research predicts that demand for music ...

  44. Global Biz Down 1% In 2004

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST While the recorded music business dipped slightly in 2004, new research predicts that demand for music DVD will pace the industry for years to come. While the recorded music business dipped slightly in 2004, new research predicts that demand for m ...

  45. CCE, Ventura Ink DVD Deal

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment Television has forged its first DVD distribution deal, with Ventura Entertainment. Clear Channel Entertainment Television has forged its first DVD distribution deal, with Ventura Entertainment. A minimum of six CCETV mu ...

  46. Initial Slate Of HD DVDs Planned

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The major studios backing Toshiba/NEC/Sanyo's new high-definition DVD format have announced their first group of titles, to be released on the format this Christmas. The major studios backing Toshiba/NEC/Sanyo's new high-definition DVD f ...

  47. DVD Spending Hit Record High In '04

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Consumers spent a record $21.2 billion renting and buying DVDs in 2004, according to a report by the Digital Entertainment Group unveiled yesterday (Jan. 6) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Veg Consumers spent a record $21.2 billion renting ...

  48. Studios Planning Mini-DVD Releases

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Five more home-video companies are getting on board with Mini-DVD. HBO Video, New Line Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures Five more home-video companies are getting on ...

  49. Cinram Unveils HD/DVD

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canada's Cinram International Inc. has launched the HD/DVD 9 disc, a two-sided optical disc capable of storing data in both the DVD and HD DVD formats. Canada's Cinram International Inc. has launched the HD/DVD 9 disc, a two-sided optica ...

  50. Cinram Unveils HD/DVD

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canada's Cinram International Inc. has launched the HD/DVD 9 disc, a two-sided optical disc capable of storing data in both the DVD and HD DVD formats. Canada's Cinram International Inc. has launched the HD/DVD 9 disc, a two-sided optica ...

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