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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Regency Media Acquires Aussie Music Group Shock

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian independent music company Shock has a new owner. Regency Media, one of the country's largest independent manufacturers and distributors of CDs and DVDs, has acquired the assets of Shock. Financial details were not disclosed. Melbou ...

  4. 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' ...

  5. Business Matters: Lala, Geoff Ralston, CMJ and More

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A Forbes.com article on music streaming services has some important information on Lala : the service/store gets 20 purchases for every 100 fre ...

  6. Recession, Not Web, Is Why DVD Sales Are Off

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's mostly bad news, but there's a silver lining for DVD retailers: The recession, not the spread of digital video distribution, is what's driving notable declines in disc purchasing. Those are among key findings of a recent consum ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Blu-ray Lights Up U.K. DVD Sales

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Demand for the high-definition Blu-ray format drove U.K. DVD volumes up in 2008, according to new figures from trade body the British Video Association. Total DVD sales rose 1.9% year-on-year to 252.9 million units. That included 3.7 million Blu-r ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Australia's Shock Restructures

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shock Entertainment, one of Australia's largest independent music and DVD companies, has merged its promo, marketing and online/digital departments. The 12 staffers in these divisions are now part of a new entity called the Media Department. ...

  11. 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& ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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. ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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," ...

  27. 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: ...

  28. '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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Malaysian Raid Seizes Four Factory Production Lines

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eight people were arrested. Malaysian law enforcement officials accompanied by Motion Picture Assn. representatives raided a suspected pirate optical disc production factory yesterday (Jan. 25) in Johor Bahru, seizing four DVD/VCD factory producti ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. HD DVD Product Slates Revealed

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, more major studios have revealed product slates in the impending next-generation DVD format war. As expected, more major studios have revealed product slates in the impending next-generation DVD format war. Warner Home Video and Unive ...

  49. U.K. DVD Sales Fall 5% In 2005

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Maturing market, piracy blamed. Despite an increase in household penetration of DVD players, the U.K. home video market reported a 5% fall in unit sales in 2005, the British Video Association said Wednesday (Jan. 4). The blame for the decline was ...

  50. U.K. DVD Sales Fall 5% In 2005

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite an increase in household penetration of DVD players, the U.K. home video market reported a 5% fall in unit sales in 2005, the British Video Association said Wednesday (Jan. 4). Despite an increase in household penetration of DVD players, t ...

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