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Second Annual Blu-ray Disc Conference Focuses On Latest Opportunities For Home Entertainment Platform

Blu-Con 2.0 Features Leading Executives from Across the Motion Pictures, Consumer Electronics, IT and Video Game Industries

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese Will Keynote Conference

October 8, 2009– Los Angeles—Hollywood-based trade association DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group will present its second annual conference concerning the current and upcoming business activities related to Blu-ray Disc on November 3 in Los Angeles.

The Blu-Con event is specifically designed to bring together a variety of creative, marketing and business experts from across the entertainment and electronics industries, in order to underscore why Blu-ray Disc is the key driver in home entertainment.  The event will attract approximately 300 attendees, and will offer a program that will highlight the critical role that Blu-ray plays in today’s home entertainment environment.

Exclusive keynote presentations will be made by legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese; media and entertainment analyst Jessica Reif Cohen of Merrill Lynch; and Mike Vitelli, Executive Vice President, Customer Operations Groups, Best Buy.

“All of the nearly 70 member companies in DEG are pleased to be associated with this premier event,” said Ron Sanders, President, Warner Home Video and President, DEG.  “Given the wide variety of presentations and experts involved, we’re confident that Blu-Con 2.0 will underscore the critical role that Blu-ray plays in providing nothing less than the most compelling entertainment experience possible”.

Special sessions will also be held on BD-Live, Digital Copy and other emerging trends; along with the newest Network Players and other product developments that are anticipated to drive Blu-ray sales this Fall.

Blu-Con 2.0 will be held on November 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.  To register, visit www.Blu-Con.com.  For information on sponsorships, please contact Martin Porter at (516) 767-6720 or at [email protected].

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is a Los Angeles-based, industry-funded nonprofit corporation that advocates and promotes the many consumer benefits associated with various home entertainment products, including both physical and digital media on a variety of platforms. The DEG helps provide information and perspective about the home entertainment industry. The DEG also offers a forum for member companies to engage in ongoing discussions concerning various opportunities related to promoting established categories, evaluating and discussing new entertainment platforms and investigating supply chain efficiencies. The DEG can be reached at 310-888-2201, via email at [email protected] or through its Web site at www.degonline.org.