Blu-ray Disc

  1. Interscope To Recall Madonna’s 'MDNA World Tour' Blu-ray in U.S., Manufacturing Error Blamed

    September 23, 2013 1:39 AM EDT Interscope Records is recalling every copy of Madonna’s "MDNA World Tour" Blu-ray issued in the United States, blaming an “error in manufacturing” that has compromised the 5.1 audio. Interscope made the announcement via its Facebook pa ...

  2. Sony Introduces Inexpensive Tier for Music Unlimited Service

    August 29, 2012 4:22 PM EDT On Wednesday Sony Network Entertainment International announced a €4.99/US $4.99 per month tier, called "Access," to its Music Unlimited subscription service. Sony is employing a familiar marketing strategy by placing a premium on mobili ...

  3. Walmart Launches Disc To Digital Service

    March 14, 2012 8:03 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Wal-Mart pledged to help introduce Hollywood's emerging online movie locker system to its customers, many of whom have never owned anything digital in their lives. People who own DVDs or Blu-ray discs from five participati ...

  4. MOG Now Available on Samsung TVs

    September 27, 2011 12:44 PM EDT Barely a week after unveiling an innovative new free usage tier , streaming music service MOG is now available on a range of Samsung-made smart TVs and Blu-ray players, expanding its interest into the living room. The service makes its way to thes ...

  5. Three Arrested Over Sony Warehouse Fire During London Riots -- 25 Million Discs Destroyed

    August 11, 2011 9:49 AM EDT Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday in connection with the fire that destroyed Sony DADC's warehouse during the London riots Monday , gutting the inventories of more than 150 independent labels. According to a BBC report this morning, two ...

  6. Access Over Ownership? It's Happening in Video

    August 09, 2011 11:31 AM EDT How important is it to own your favorite album or film? Habits are changing in the video market, where access is quickly overtaking ownership. In the first half of 2011, American consumers spent more money renting movies than purchasing them, acco ...

  7. Justin Bieber Documentary Tops DVD Sales Chart

    May 18, 2011 4:15 PM EDT DVD buyers had Bieber fever last week; Blu-ray Disc fans, not so much. Paramount Home Entertainment topped the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart the week ending May 15 with "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," while on the research ...

  8. Sony's Qriocity Music Service Launches in U.S.

    February 17, 2011 10:27 AM EST Sony Network Entertainment had promised to launch its Qriocity Music Unlimited subscription service in the U.S. before the end of the first quarter, and today that promise was met. The U.S., in addition to New Zealand and Australia, now have acces ...

  9. Home Movie Spending Holds in 2010

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST U.S. consumer spending on home entertainment dropped 3% in 2010, according to numbers released by movie business trade group Digital Entertainment Group . Revenue spent on packaged and digitally delivery movies was estimated to be $18.8 billion, j ...

  10. Value Vs. Price: Analysis From NPD's Russ Crupnick

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT More than ten million people stop buying music each year, Russ Crupnick told the Leadership Music Digital Summit last week, and two-thirds of non-digital buyers don’t have any interest in buying digital. They simply wanted good value in music and ...

  11. U.K. Music Sales Edge Up In 2010 First Half

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. Entertainment Retailers' Association (ERA) issued first half figures for 2010 that show small year on year increases in unit and value sales. The trade group said sales of music and video products were "surprisingly resilient&qu ...

  12. Shakira Kicks Off 3-D For Sony Music

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp rolls out its 3D product range in the U.K. tomorrow (June 11) with TVs, Blu-ray players, PlayStation 3 games and movies in the 3D format going on sale in almost 600 outlets. Sony Corp is uniquely placed to provide access to 3D content: i ...

  13. Take That Lead U.K. Music DVD Sales Surge

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act Take That's "The Circus - Live" (Universal) was the biggest music DVD release of 2009 in Britain, moving 574,000 copies according to the Official Charts Company. Overall, music video sales ended the year up 14.1% compar ...

  14. Michael Jackson Doc Gets DVD Release Date

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony's Michael Jackson documentary "This Is It" has been set for release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Jan. 26. "This Is It" has rung up $71 million in domestic boxoffice since bowing in theaters Oct. 28, and the studio' ...

  15. Sony To Launch New Online Service In 2010

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp said on Friday (Nov. 20) that its planned entertainment content distribution service for network-compatible TVs and other devices will be launched next year. Sony plans to launch a new online service to distribute movies, music, books an ...

  16. E3 Briefs: Last.fm, Microsoft, Travis Barker, DJ AM

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Microsoft launched a major effort at the E3 conference to turn the Xbox 360 videogame console into an entertainment hub that spans well beyond videogames. The company will add access to Last.fm , to go live this fall, free of charge for Xbox Li ...

  17. Scientists Create Discs Capable Of Holding 2,000 DVDs

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A team of Australian scientists has developed a new data storage technology that can apparently hold the equivalent of 2,000 DVDs on a single disc, and could be on the market within a decade. The researchers, from Melbourne's Swinburne Univer ...

  18. Iron Maiden Heads To Blu-Ray

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden is gearing up for a multi-format release for its "Flight 666" tour movie, on DVD and Blu-ray along with an accompanying live soundtrack album. The film, documenting the first leg of the U.K. metal band's "Somewhere ...

  19. 'Mamma' Dethrones 'Knight' On DVD Sales Chart

    December 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Mamma Mia!" replaced "The Dark Knight" as the top-selling DVD in the United States, according to Nielsen VideoScan data issued Wednesday. The Batman sequel, released December 9, remains the top-selling video release of the yea ...

  20. F&TV Confab, Day Two: Secrets Behind Trailer Songs

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Film trailers play a crucial role in marketing upcoming releases, but those with the desire to enter the trailer business should be quick thinking and have a high endurance for stress, according to a panel of experts on Day two (Nov. 14) of the Bi ...

  21. Zavvi Sales Up Despite CD Slump

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer Zavvi says it has marked its first year of operations with a 10.2% like-for-like increase on the previous year for its store sales. The Zavvi group, which rebranded from Virgin Megastore in Sept. 2007 following a manage ...

  22. E3 Update: Wii Music, Xbox 360 and More

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The once glorious, now marginally relevant E3 videogame conference is underway in Los Angeles this week, with a few nuggets of interesting news related to the business of digital entertainment sneaking out. - Utilizing its signature motion-capture ...

  23. Blu-ray Subjected To Japanese Copy Levy

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese government has added Blu-ray Discs and Blu-ray Disc recorders to the list of products subject to private-copying levies. But copyright groups such as JASRAC and the RIAJ have expressed concern over the future of the copying-levy syste ...

  24. Toshiba Defiant After HD DVD Setback

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Toshiba Corp. executives had a tough moment Sunday, when they had to face reporters just two days after its HD DVD movie disc format was dealt a potentially fatal blow by the defection of Warner Bros. Entertainment to a rival technology. "It& ...

  25. Warner Home Video Drops HD DVD Support

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Home Video on Friday announced it is casting its lot exclusively with the Blu-ray Disc format, leaving rival HD DVD with just two studios. The move, which had been both widely expected and publicly denied, comes on the eve of the Consumer E ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Dave Matthews Blu-Ray To Feature Dolby TrueHD

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming "Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City" Blu-ray release will be Sony BMG's first offering that features Dolby TrueHD, according to High-Def Digest . The next-generation lossless technology was developed f ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Report: Gamers Know Little Of Console Extras

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Today's new-generation videogame consoles like the PlayStation3 and Xbox 360 may have some impressive non-gaming entertainment features, but existing owners seem to know little about them according to a new report from NPD Group. The PS3 for ...

  30. Sony Slashes PS3 Price

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony Computer Entertainment America, the force behind the PlayStation3, kicked off the E3 gaming conference with a long-rumored price cut for the PlayStation3. Less than a year after its debut, the cost of the PS3 is now $100 less than it was when ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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," ...

  36. 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: ...

  37. '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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Buena Vista Preps Blu-ray Releases

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Titles to hit shelves September 19. The first wave of Blu-ray releases from Buena Vista Home Entertainment will hit stores September 19. Titles available on that date will include "Dinosaur" and "Eight Below," from Walt Disney ...

  41. Warner Preps First Blu-Ray Titles

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four releases scheduled for August 1. Warner Home Video will launch its first wave of Blu-ray titles on August 1. The four titles are Training Day; Good Night and Good Luck; Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang; and Rumor Has It. Training Day and Good Night and ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Sony Pictures Home Ent Reorganizes

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Feingold to head digital initiative. In the third major studio shake-up related to digital delivery, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced a massive reorganization Wednesday that finds division president Benjamin Feingold getting a new title ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. First Blu-ray Titles Coming May 23

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Initial product coming from Sony, Lionsgate. The first Blu-ray DVDs will debut in stores May 23. Eight titles from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and MGM Home Entertainment —“50 First Dates,” “The Fifth Element,” “Hitch,” “House of Flying Dagger ...

  48. First Blu-Ray Discs To Cost $30 Each

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony Pictures Home Entertainment reported today (Feb. 7) that its first Blu-ray DVD titles will have a wholesale price of $23.45 for new releases and $17.95 for catalog titles. Consumers can expect to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment reported toda ...

  49. Warner To Release 200 Catalog Titles This Year

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Home Video yesterday (Jan. 30) unveiled a huge theatrical catalog release slate for the year, which will include more than 200 separate titles. Warner Home Video yesterday (Jan. 30) unveiled a huge theatrical catalog release slate for the y ...

  50. Buena Vista, Warner Announce First Blu-ray Releases

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Blu-ray ramp up continues as Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video have officially revealed their first releases for the format, which is expected to debut this spring. The Blu-ray ramp up continues as Buena Vista Home Entertain ...

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