DEG To Host Third Annual Blu-Con Event November 2

The Digital Entertainment Group will present its third annual conference focusing on the current and emerging technologies surrounding Blu-ray Disc on Tuesday, November 2 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The Blu-Con 2010 event is specifically designed to bring together a va... More

Google-Verizon: Proposal Critics Say Companies Want Loophole For ‘New Entertainment Options’

“We want the broadband infrastructure to be a platform for innovation,” the chief executives of Google and Verizon state in a joint proposal, announced yesterday, for how the U.S. government should regulate Internet services. To this end, the two companies press for broadband... More

MESA Member Spotlight: ModusLink

As part of M&E Daily’s new series of member profiles, we speak with Glenn Grube, Global Director of Marketing Services for ModusLink Corp., on the ecommerce company’s services for the media and entertainment industry, including its development of “entitlement management... More

Blu-ray Producers Turn Out For ‘3D-Focus’

By Mel Lambert Interest in creating Blu-ray 3D titles remains on the rise in Hollywood, with BluFocus’s invitation-only “3D-Focus” seminar, held Aug. 3 at the headquarters of audio company DTS in Calabasas, CA, attracting more than 100 content-production professionals. Bl... More

Release Windows: What Are The First Four Weeks Worth?

How great a percentage of revenue do the first 28 days of a DVD or Blu-ray title’s release represent? That’s the key question facing studios as well as companies such as Netflix, Redbox, and Blockbuster, as the home entertainment industry struggles to rebalance its sell-throu... More

Redbox Rolls Out $1.50-A-Night Blu-ray Rentals Nationwide

As Redbox president Mitch Lowe hinted at the Entertainment Supply Chain Academy conference in June, the company is rolling out Blu-ray rentals in its kiosks nationwide for $1.50 a night. Redbox stated in a press release (via PR Newswire) that it would initially offer Blu-ray disc... More

BluFocus Event To Present Best Practices In Blu-ray 3D Authoring

Representatives from Hollywood studios and Blu-ray production facilities are convening in Calabasas, CA Aug. 3 for a hands-on seminar on Blu-ray 3D authoring. Blu-ray quality assurance specialist BluFocus is staging the “3D-Focus” event to foster broader awareness of emergin... More

LA Conference To Discuss Storage For Content Delivery

A panel of storage media experts will examine the evolution of storage needs in content delivery at the fourth annual Creative Storage Conference (CS10), set for Aug. 3 at the Radisson Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA. The panel, moderated by MESA’s Guy Finley, will d... More

Digital Distribution Edges Blu-ray In First Half

Digital distribution platforms for home entertainment (including video-on-demand) outpaced Blu-ray Disc in consumer spending during the first half of 2010, passing the $1 billion mark for the first time, according to new figures released by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. ... More

Wall Street Hot For 3D Provider RealD, But Analysts Question Long-Term Prospects

Shares of 3D technology company RealD gained more than 30 percent from the company’s initial public offering pricing yesterday, even as analysts debated the long-term challenges ahead of both the company and the stereoscopic medium in theaters. BusinessWeek reports that of the ... More