The legions of viewers who miss the NBC megaskein "Friends" may want to tune in to a series about the lives of six Chinese twentysomething friends who live together after they were tricked into…
If Elvis were still alive today and wanted to mount another comeback special, he'd probably pass on NBC and head straight for VH1 -- or maybe just post a few clips on YouTube.
Comcast, the giant cable operator, has convinced five of the six major studios to participate in a test that could turn pay-per-view movies from a nothing revenue stream into a profit-generating…
A bust in 2006, the big showdown between two competing high-definition disc standards finally started to look like the "format war" it was billed as.
While the enthusiasm of filmmakers helped push the original DVD format to unprecedented heights, it remains to be seen how strong a creative embrace Blu-ray and HD DVD will ultimately receive.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," the top-performing DVD of 2006, along with one of the strongest theatrical slates in years, helped steer the vid biz through calm -- i.e., flat -- waters…
Babel Paramount Feb. 20 on DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray Already a Golden Globe winner for dramatic feature, “Babel” arrives on DVD just in time for the Academy Awards, where it’s up for seven trophies…
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…
New movie download services launched by Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and, most recently, Wal-Mart still play in a separate sandbox from the physical world of HD DVD and Blu-ray.
All along, the key assumption to both the Blu-ray and the HD DVD business models has been that, as more and more people buy hi-def plasma, LCD and DLP TV sets, they'll want new movies that can take…