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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. MLB Productions Inks With Shout, A&E

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major League Baseball Productions has signed two exclusive DVD distribution deals with Shout! Factory and A&E Home Video. Major League Baseball Productions has signed two exclusive DVD distribution deals with Shout! Factory and A&E Hom ...

  8. MLB Productions Inks With Shout, A&E

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four titles a year expected under exclusive DVD deals. Major League Baseball Productions has signed two exclusive DVD distribution deals with Shout! Factory and A&E Home Video. Shout! Factory will now be the official DVD distributor of new MLB ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. MPAA, ESS Settle Suit

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. of America and ESS Technology Inc. have settled a lawsuit involving the computer chips that unlock the security features on copyrighted motion picture DVDs. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Motion Picture Assn. of America a ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Aussie Authorities Seize Pirate DVDs

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Victorian police have seized approximately 25,000 illegal DVDs with a street value of more than A$250,000 ($194,000), including more than 2,000 pornographic films, the Australian Federation Against Co SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Victorian p ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. EMI Belgium Releases DualDisc Singles

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Belgium is issuing singles in the new DualDisc format. EMI Music Belgium is issuing singles in the new DualDisc format. The first batch of titles, issued today (March 10), includes "Hier Bij Jou" by Flemish band Clouseau and &q ...

  15. EMI Belgium Releases DualDisc Singles

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Belgium is issuing singles in the new DualDisc format. EMI Music Belgium is issuing singles in the new DualDisc format. The first batch of titles, issued today (March 10), includes "Hier Bij Jou" by Flemish band Clouseau and &q ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Macrovision Unveils DVD 'RipGuard'

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A new technology from Macrovision Corp. claims to block virtually all known methods for making unauthorized copies of DVDs. (AP) -- A new technology from Macrovision Corp. claims to block virtually all known methods for making unauthorized copies ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Aussie Cops Bust DVD Pirates

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian police uncovered an alleged DVD pirating operation following a raid Feb. 8 in Coffs Harbor on the central coast of New South Wales. MELBOURNE -- Australian police uncovered an alleged DVD pirating operation following a raid Feb. 8 in Co ...

  21. Aussie Cops Bust DVD Pirates

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian police uncovered an alleged DVD pirating operation following a raid yesterday (Feb. 8) in Coffs Harbour on the central coast of New South Wales. Australian police uncovered an alleged DVD pirating operation following a raid yesterday (F ...

  22. Aussie Cops Bust DVD Pirates

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian police uncovered an alleged DVD pirating operation following a raid yesterday (Feb. 8) in Coffs Harbour on the central coast of New South Wales. Australian police uncovered an alleged DVD pirating operation following a raid yesterday (F ...

  23. MPAA Unveils Anti-Piracy Icon

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America has introduced an icon for DVD packages as part of its fight against piracy. LOS ANGELES -- The Motion Picture Assn. of America has introduced an icon for DVD packages as part of its fight against piracy. Called ...

  24. Russia Fighting DVD Pirates

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Russian prosecutors were due to start unrolling the country's biggest series of criminal cases against vendors of pirate DVDs on Feb. 1 after a police operation shut down a leading Moscow audiovisual MOSCOW (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Russian ...

  25. MPAA Unveils Anti-Piracy Icon

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America has introduced an icon for DVD packages as part of its fight against piracy. The Motion Picture Assn. of America has introduced an icon for DVD packages as part of its fight against piracy. Called the "copy ...

  26. 'Festival Favorites' To Highlight Indie Films

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sundance Channel, Genius link for DVD line. Sundance Channel Home Entertainment has entered into a deal with Genius Products to create a branded DVD line called "Festival Favorites." The DVDs will be culled from titles previously screene ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Cyprus Authorities Get Tough On Piracy

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police in Cyprus have begun a long-overdue campaign against many of the Mediterranean island's CD and DVD pirates, the Motion Picture Assn. confirmed today (Jan. 17). Police in Cyprus have begun a long-overdue campaign against many of the Med ...

  32. Cyprus Authorities Get Tough On Piracy

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police in Cyprus have begun a long-overdue campaign against many of the Mediterranean island's CD and DVD pirates, the Motion Picture Assn. confirmed today (Jan. 17). Police in Cyprus have begun a long-overdue campaign against many of the Med ...

  33. CCE, Ventura Ink DVD Deal

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment Television has forged its first DVD distribution deal, with Ventura Entertainment. LOS ANGELES -- Clear Channel Entertainment Television has forged its first DVD distribution deal, with Ventura Entertainment. A minimum ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Tape Manufacturer Quantegy Shutters

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Last analog vestige files for Chapter 11. Quantegy, the last remaining U.S. manufacturer of analog audio tape, shut down operations on Dec. 31. The Opelika, Ala.-based company, which has 250 employees, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protectio ...

  40. Tape Manufacturer Quantegy Shutters

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Last analog vestige files for Chapter 11. Quantegy, the last remaining U.S. manufacturer of analog audio tape, shut down operations on Dec. 31. The Opelika, Ala.-based company, which has 250 employees, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protectio ...

  41. U.K.'s Borders Refocuses On Music

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Books-to-home entertainment retailer Borders U.K. has restructured its multimedia buying department. Books-to-home entertainment retailer Borders U.K. has restructured its multimedia buying department. The revised structure in London will incorpor ...

  42. Disney Has Blu-ray Vision

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Citing superior quality and overwhelming backing by consumer electronics manufacturers, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday (Dec. 7) said it will throw its content support behind the Sony-backed Blu-ray hi Citing superior quality and overwhelming backi ...

  43. Hollywood Lost $718 Mil From Asian Piracy

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rampant movie piracy in the Asian-Pacific region cost western film producers more than $718 million in lost revenue in 2003, up from $574 million in 2000, the Motion Picture Assn. (MPA) said Dec. 3. BANGKOK (Reuters) -- Rampant movie piracy in the ...

  44. U.K. Distributors Win Ruling Over Rental Prices

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K. home entertainment distributors are claiming victory in the ongoing battle over premium pricing of rental DVD and VHS films following a High Court ruling in the last week. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.K. home entertainment distributor ...

  45. Judge Awards $300,000 In Oscar Film Copy Case

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has awarded a $300,000 default judgment against a man for allowing copies to be made of two movies he received as part of Academy Award promotions, Warner Bros. said Nov. 23. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- A federal judge has awarded a $ ...

  46. Jazz Notes

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chesky Records delivers live studio recordings using such high-end formats as DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Chesky Records delivers live studio recordings using such high-end formats as DVD-Audio and Super Audio C ...

  47. Masterdisk, NewYorkDVD Link

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based mastering facility Masterdisk has established a strategic partnership with DVD development and authoring firm NewYorkDVD. New York-based mastering facility Masterdisk has established a strategic partnership with DVD development and ...

  48. Warner To Bow Mini-DVD System

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Home Video will introduce the portable Mini-DVD player this holiday season. Warner Home Video will introduce the portable Mini-DVD player this holiday season. The player, manufactured by CyberHome, comes with built-in speakers, headphones, ...

  49. Rhythm & Blues

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Film company UrbanWorks Entertainment will enter the music realm with the DVD/CD project "Ray Charles Celebrates: A Gospel Christmas With the Voices of Jubilation!" Read Gail Mitchell's column. Film company UrbanWorks Entertainment ...

  50. Tuned In: The Tube

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Linkin Park's "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups" is caught on a two-disc CD/DVD. Read Carla Hay's column. Jay-Z and Linkin Park's "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups" is caught on a two-disc CD/DVD. Read Carla Hay's colum ...

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