High-definition television

  1. Viacom Blocks Online Episodes in DirecTV Carriage Fee Dispute

    July 12, 2012 8:36 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Viacom is ramping up its war with DirecTV over how much it is paid for shows including "The Daily Show" and "SpongeBob SquarePants." Unfortunately, its latest tactic is causing some collateral damage. Viacom on ...

  2. DirecTV Drops 26 Viacom Channels Following Carriage Fee Negotiation Impasse

    July 11, 2012 7:33 AM EDT Satellite TV operator DirecTV today dropped 26 Viacom channels from its service following negotiation impasse over the network's carriage fees. Those include music channels MTV, BET, VH1, CMT as well as Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. DirecTV ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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' ...

  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 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 ...

  9. 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& ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Best Buy Expands HD Radio Lineup

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy, which has partnered with the HD Digital Radio Alliance and iBiquity Digital Corporation, has become the first national retailer to make the HR Radio products available throughout its national chain of 832 stores. The HD Digital Radio All ...

  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. Sony TVs To Access Free Internet-Based Video

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony Electronics is hoping to get in the Internet TV game with the introduction of its BRAVIA Internet Video Link, a new feature it says will allow most Sony TVs to access free Internet-based video. The BRAVIA feature relies on a small module that ...

  18. Clear Channel Goes Hi-def

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live performances offered in HD. Clear Channel Radio's online unit has begun offering its “Stripped” live performance series in high definition (HD). The first act to be recorded in HD is Island Def Jam's the Killers. The band’s private ...

  19. Radio Shack Rolls Out HD Radios In NYC

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Part of retailer's staggered rollout. Radio Shack continues its national rollout of HD digital radio receivers to include 250 of the nearly 350 Radio Shack stores open in the New York metropolitan region. Radio Shack became the first national ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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," ...

  22. 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: ...

  23. '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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. RIAA, Clear Channel Debate Digital Radio

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Broacasters fear legislation that restricts hi-def usage. RIAA head Mitch Bainwol and Clear Channel chief legal officer Andrew Levin engaged in a rapid-fire debate over broadcast audio flag legislation and fair use during a House subcommittee hear ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. New HD Digital Radio Retail Support

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four new allies join fold. The HD Digital Alliance sees four new retail allies join its fold while promotional campaigns launch or intensify at existing retail partners. RadioShack becomes the first major national retail brand to add HD digital ra ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. IP Legislation Flagged Up For Digital Services

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Audio Broadcast Flag act introduced March 2. Audio Broadcast Flag act introduced March 2. News ...

  36. Update: IP Legislation Flagged Up For Digital Services

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.S. legislation was introduced yesterday (March 2) designed to protect intellectual property transmitted over digital radio services. Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.) introduced the Audio Broadcast Flag L U.S. legislation was introduced yesterday (Mar ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. BET Jazz Evolves to BET J

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST DIRECTV will launch the revamped channel on March 1. DIRECTV will launch the revamped channel on March 1. News ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Instant Live Embraces New Format

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST SRS Circle Surround 5.1 to be an option. SRS Circle Surround 5.1 to be an option. News ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Major Studios Report First Blu-ray Release Slates

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Four major studios today (Jan. 4) revealed their product slates in support of the next-generation Blu-ray DVD format. Four major studios today (Jan. 4) revealed their product slates in support of the next-generation Blu-ray DVD format. Sony Pictur ...

  45. DirecTV Partners With Network Live

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Satellite operator has 15 million subscribers. DirecTV has joined the Network Live music concert collective as the first TV distribution partner. The satellite operator gains exclusive TV rights to air Network Live concerts. DirecTV will begin off ...

  46. First HD DVD, Blu-ray Titles Due In March

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Independent video producers and distributors Goldhil Entertainment and R&B Films will be jointly releasing the first commercially available title on the HD DVD and Blu-ray next-generation formats. Independent video producers and distributo ...

  47. Finland To Issue Mobile TV License

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Finnish government said it has launched a tender process for Europe's first mobile digital television broadcasting license in a bid to boost such innovative services as mobile TV broadcasting via sannaLONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Th ...

  48. Sony, NEC Join For Optical Disc Drive Creation

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST In what observers consider an unlikely alliance, Sony Corp. and NEC Electronics Corp. have agreed to establish a joint venture that will plan, design, manufacture and market DVD and CD drives. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In what observers consider ...

  49. MGM Joins Blu-ray Group

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST As has been expected, MGM has come out in support of Blu-ray Disc, promising to release film and television titles from its library on the format when the hardware launches in North America, Japan and (The Hollywood Reporter) -- As has been expect ...

  50. Hollywood Raises 'Flag' Issue

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Entertainment industry executives Nov. 3 attempted to convince lawmakers to approve laws that would ensure copyright holders' ability to protect content delivered by digital TV and radio broadcasts. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) - ...

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