Muslix64 may become the "DVD Jon" of the hi-def era. That would be Jon Johansen, the then-16-year-old Norwegian hacker who in 1998 was the first to publish DeCSS, a few lines of computer code that…
Entertainment and news execs are "living with a great deal of fear" thanks to increased government censorship, Sumner Redstone warned Monday night. Speaking at the Media Institute's annual…
It's getting ugly. Blockbuster on Tuesday took aim at Netflix, countersuing the Netco and accusing it of monopolizing the online rental market. Netco filed suit against Blockbuster in April after…
The leading trade orgs for vidgame retailers and video rental stores are joining forces as both groups face growing pressure from state and federal lawmakers looking to crack down on violent and…
Sony Pictures on Wednesday became the second major studio to give its homevideo division a digital makeover, creating a new digital distribution division overseen by homevid prexy Benjamin Feingold.
Netflix filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Blockbuster on Tuesday, asking a Northern California federal court to shut down its rival's online DVD rental service and award Netflix damages.
The Blu-ray disc format will make its formal U.S. debut on May 23, just under two months after the launch of its rival high-def platform, HD DVD. The late-May launch will feature eight titles from…
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has kicked off the Blu-ray title wave, announcing the first releases and setting a retail pricing range from $29.95 for catalog pics to $34.95 for new movies.
Breaking a long, self-imposed silence, Blockbuster chairman-CEO John Antioco said Tuesday that 2006 could bring further retrenchment as the rental giant tries to find its feet after staggering…
Twentieth Century Fox is developing plans to release movies via video-on-demand simultaneously with their release on DVD, thus eliminating the traditional window between homevideo and VOD. News Corp…
Sony Pictures said late Friday that it has authored and encoded the first full-length movie -- "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" -- in the high-def Blu-ray Disc format. The news reps an important…
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