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  1. Rhythm & Blues

    November 08, 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 ...

  2. Digital, DVD Records Showing Growth

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sales of digital video recorders (DVRs) and DVD recorders have increased significantly compared to the first nine months of 2003, according to a new report by the Consumer Electronics Assn. Sales of digital video recorders (DVRs) and DVD recorders ...

  3. Genius, Celluloid Start IFILM DVD Line

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Genius Products has signed a licensing agreement with Celluloid Distribution to create and distribute the new IFILM-branded DVD line. Genius Products has signed a licensing agreement with Celluloid Distribution to create and distribute the new IFI ...

  4. LAPD Seizes Mobile DVD Lab

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs and two customized vans, one serving as a mobile DVD burning lab and the other as a mobile pirate-DVD store, the Motion Picture Assn. of American said Oct NEW YORK -- Los Angeles police seized 22,500 p ...

  5. LAPD Seizes Mobile DVD Lab

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs and two customized vans, one serving as a mobile DVD burning lab and the other as a mobile pirate-DVD store, the Motion Picture Assn. of American said tod Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs ...

  6. LAPD Seizes Mobile DVD Lab

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs and two customized vans, one serving as a mobile DVD burning lab and the other as a mobile pirate-DVD store, the Motion Picture Assn. of American said tod Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs ...

  7. Convex Group Buys Flexplay

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Flexplay Technologies, a manufacturer of limited-play DVDs, has been acquired by the Convex Group. LOS ANGELES -- Flexplay Technologies, a manufacturer of limited-play DVDs, has been acquired by the Convex Group. The deal will kick off with the re ...

  8. EMI, Warner Sell Aussie CD Plant

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia and Warner Music Australia have agreed to sell their jointly-owned CD manufacturing business Digital Audio Technologies Australia (DATA) to Summit Technology Australia for an undis SYDNEY -- EMI Music Australia and Warner Music ...

  9. EMI, Warner Sell Aussie CD Plant

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia and Warner Music Australia have agreed to sell their jointly owned CD manufacturing business, Digital Audio Technologies Australia, to Summit Technology Australia for an undisclose EMI Music Australia and Warner Music Australia ...

  10. EMI, Warner Sell Aussie CD Plant

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia and Warner Music Australia have agreed to sell their jointly owned CD manufacturing business, Digital Audio Technologies Australia, to Summit Technology Australia for an undisclose EMI Music Australia and Warner Music Australia ...

  11. DEG: DVD Shipments Hit Record High

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record shipments of nearly 1 billion DVDs were sent to retailers in the first nine months of this year, the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) reported today (Oct. 19) during the second annual TV DVD C Record shipments of nearly 1 billion DVDs were ...

  12. Convex Group Buys Flexplay

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Flexplay Technologies, a manufacturer of limited-play DVDs, has been acquired by the Convex Group. The deal will kick off with the release of the Neverland Films production "Noel" on the Flexplay plat Flexplay Technologies, a manufacture ...

  13. Tech Firms Announce Video Anti-Piracy Technology

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NDS, STMicroelectronics and Thomson said today (Sept. 10) they will develop new encryption technology to foil video piracy, a $3.5 billion problem for broadcasters and movie studios. NDS, STMicroelectronics and Thomson said today (Sept. 10) they w ...

  14. NuTech Forms Live DVD Unit

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Division to release HD concert titles. NuTech Digital Inc., an L.A.-based producer and distributor of original and licensed DVDs, announced today (Sept. 9) that it is forming a live concert DVD division, NuTech Platinum Concert Series. NuTech says ...

  15. AMPAS Offers DVD Players For Encrypted Screeners

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Many studios remain skeptical about the practicality of the new approach to distributing screeners, and none would publicly acknowledge that they plan to manufacture encrypted DVDs using the technolog (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Academy of Mot ...

  16. 'Passion' Moves 4.1M Units On Day One

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 4.1 million DVD copies of "The Passion of the Christ" were sold on its first day of sale, according to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. More than 4.1 million DVD copies of “The Passion of the Christ” were sold on its f ...

  17. CD/DVD Pioneer Emiel Petrone Dies

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emiel N. Petrone, a key player in the U.S. introduction of the DVD and CD formats, died yesterday (Aug. 23) in Los Angeles after a brief illness. He was 61. Emiel N. Petrone, a key player in the U.S. introduction of the DVD and CD formats, died ye ...

  18. CD/DVD Pioneer Emiel Petrone Dies

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emiel N. Petrone, a key player in the U.S. introduction of the DVD and CD formats, died yesterday (Aug. 23) in Los Angeles after a brief illness. He was 61. Emiel N. Petrone, a key player in the U.S. introduction of the DVD and CD formats, died ye ...

  19. DualDisc Titles To Hit Market In October

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Majors, 5.1 collaborate on two-sided CD/DVD hybrid. Majors, 5.1 collaborate on two-sided CD/DVD hybrid. News ...

  20. DualDisc Titles To Hit Market In October

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major record labels and 5.1 Entertainment Group, parent of the Silverline, immergent and Myutopia labels, will release the first DualDisc titles Oct. 26. The two-sided CD/DVD hybrid was recently t The major record labels and 5.1 Entertainment ...

  21. DualDisc Titles To Hit Market In October

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major record labels and 5.1 Entertainment Group, parent of the Silverline, immergent and Myutopia labels, will release the first DualDisc titles Oct. 26. The two-sided CD/DVD hybrid was recently t The major record labels and 5.1 Entertainment ...

  22. 321 Studios, Film Studios Settle Lawsuits

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major film studios and software company 321 Studios have resolved their litigation. LOS ANGELES -- The major film studios and software company 321 Studios have resolved their litigation. According to a statement released Aug. 10 by the Motion ...

  23. 321, Film Studios Settle Lawsuits

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major film studios and software company 321 Studios has resolved their litigation. The major film studios and software company 321 Studios has resolved their litigation. According to a statement released today (Aug. 10) by the Motion Picture A ...

  24. 321, Film Studios Settle Lawsuits

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major film studios and software company 321 Studios has resolved their litigation. The major film studios and software company 321 Studios has resolved their litigation. According to a statement released today (Aug. 10) by the Motion Picture A ...

  25. Injunctions Put Software Maker 321 Studios Out Of Biz

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Software company 321 Studios -- developer of "Games X Copy" and "DVD X Copy" software, which allegedly allows users to bypass PC game and DVD encryption technology -- ceased operations on Aug. 3. LOS ANGELES -- Software company ...

  26. Judge Puts Halt On DVD Descrambling Chips

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Superior Court judge here has ordered Fremont, Calif.-based ESS Technology Inc. to stop selling descrambling chips that allow for the illegal copying of DVDs. LOS ANGELES -- A Superior Court judge here has ordered Fremont, Calif.-based ESS Techn ...

  27. Good Guys To Stock DVDs

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT San Francisco-based electronics chain Good Guys will begin selling DVDs this month. Each of Good Guys' 71 store locations (in California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon) will feature about 300 new-rele San Francisco-based electronics chain Goo ...

  28. Good Guys To Stock DVDs

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Electronics chain to also carry SACDs. San Francisco-based electronics chain Good Guys will begin selling DVDs this month. Each of Good Guys' 71 store locations (in California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon) will feature about 300 new-release ...

  29. Picture This

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Digital Entertainment Group reports a substantial increase in sales of DVDs and DVD players during the first half of 2004. Read Jill Kipnis' column. The Digital Entertainment Group reports a substantial increase in sales of DVDs and DVD p ...

  30. Canada's MMS Launches In New York

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian CD and DVD manufacturer Music Manufacturing Services (MMS) will open its first international office in New York this month. Canadian CD and DVD manufacturer Music Manufacturing Services (MMS) will open its first international office in Ne ...

  31. DVD Industry Still Surging

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DVD software shipments and DVD player sales continued to rise in the first half of 2004, the Digital Entertainment Group announced today (July 15) at the Video Software Dealers Assn. Home Entertainmen DVD software shipments and DVD player sales co ...

  32. U.K.'s MCPS, BPI Settle On DVD Royalty Rate

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) have reached agreement on the royalty rate for music DVDs. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) have r ...

  33. Picture This

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Home Video decides to ban DVD screeners for retailers after the investingating the effectiveness of other studios' screener policies. Read Jill Kipnis' column. Warner Home Video decides to ban DVD screeners for retailers after the ...

  34. Malaysia Scraps CD Price Cap

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Malaysian trade and consumer affairs minister Shafie Apdal said Thursday that the national government has scrapped plans to set a ceiling on prices of CDs and video compact discs (VCDs). Malaysian trade and consumer affairs minister Shafie Apdal s ...

  35. Matsushita Unveils Blu-ray Disc Recorder

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. today (June 30) unveiled a large-capacity optical disc recorder that can record 4.5 hours of digital high-definition TV programs on a single disc using "Blu-ray" tec Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. t ...

  36. Matsushita Unveils Blu-ray Disc Recorder

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. today (June 30) unveiled a large-capacity optical disc recorder that can record 4.5 hours of digital high-definition TV programs on a single disc using "Blu-ray" tec Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. t ...

  37. Warner Home Video Nixes DVD Screeners

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Home Video (WHV) says it will no longer distribute DVD screeners to retailers, in a move meant to combat movie piracy. Warner Home Video (WHV) says it will no longer distribute DVD screeners to retailers, in a move meant to combat movie pir ...

  38. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  39. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  40. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  41. RIAA Takes Aim At Digital Radio Recorders

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol says that while he is "enthusiastic" about High Definition (HD) digital radio, the trade group has major concerns that the planned WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Recording Indust ...

  42. Studios Sue Web Site For Selling DVD Copying Software

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and Paramount Pictures Corp. have filed a lawsuit against online retailer Technology One. The plaintiffs allege that Technology One is continuing to sell the banned "D LOS ANGELES -- Twentieth Century Fox Film ...

  43. Uni Germany Dumps Copy-Protected CDs

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany has removed copy-protection technology from all national CD releases, Billboard.biz has learned. The move means that releases by top local acts such as Jeanette, Die Ärzte Universal Music Germany has removed copy-p ...

  44. Academy Adds New Grammy Field, Categories

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At its semiannual Board of Trustees meeting, held May 24-28, the Recording Academy ratified a new Grammy award field: Production, Surround Sound. All genres will be eligible; best surround sound album At its semiannual Board of Trustees meeting, h ...

  45. Academy Adds New Grammy Field, Categories

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At its semiannual Board of Trustees meeting, held May 24-28, the Recording Academy ratified a new Grammy award field: Production, Surround Sound. All genres will be eligible; best surround sound album At its semiannual Board of Trustees meeting, h ...

  46. Playboy, Columbia House Forge Agreement

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers direct-response DVD distribution. Playboy Entertainment Group and the Columbia House Co. have signed a direct-response distribution agreement for Playboy Home Entertainment's DVD titles. The three-year deal will see Columbia House ...

  47. 321 Banned From Selling DVD-Copy Software

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios, which bars 321 from selling its DVD-copying software. LOS ANGELES--Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios, which bars 321 from selling its DVD-copying soft ...

  48. Retailer Pays For Early 'King' Sales

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Home Video, the DVD distributor of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," has suspended all home video shipments to international retailer Electronics Boutique for allegedly selling t LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)—War ...

  49. Federal Judge Grants Another 321 Injunction

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Judge Richard Owen of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York found that 321's "DVD X" line of software violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 and Macrovision's c Macrovision has won a prel ...

  50. Federal Judge Grants Another 321 Injunction

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Decision reached in Macrovision case. Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios which bars the company from selling its DVD-copying software. Judge Richard Owen of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York foun ...

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