Microsoft’s Owen Roberts On Syncing Software And Hardware Supply Chains

The synchronization of videogame hardware and software supply chains has become a unique operational challenge, considering the high costs and long lead times of game development, ... More

Netflix Plans Streaming To Wii Consoles Via Disc

Netflix plans to offer movie and TV show streaming services to subscribers via Wii videogame consoles this spring, in a new deal that could bring digital video distribution to mill... More

Blu-ray Player Sales Up 44% During Holidays

Unit sales of Blu-ray players during the 2009 holiday season were 44% higher than in 2008, but down 5% in value, as retailers slashed player prices by 34% over the five-week period... More

Kids Still Heavily Reliant On Packaged Media For Entertainment

For every dollar that kids spend on entertainment content, 85 cents go toward physical products, with the balance going to digital media, according to new research from the NPD Gro... More

‘DECE’ Consortium Unveils Digital Entertainment Standard

The major studios, technology providers, and other companies comprising the 48-member Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) together announced on Jan. 4 an open “common ... More

CDSA Board Appoints MESA To Manage Ongoing Association Activities

New CDSA Executive Director, Martin Porter, to Assist in the Launch of New Standards to Protect Digital Assets Throughout the Supply Chain CDSA, the Content Delivery & Storage... More

Blu-ray Disc Association Finalizes 3D Spec, Eyes 2010 Release

Consumers could be watching Blu-ray movies in 3D next year with the Blu-ray Disc Association’s completion of 3D specifications for the format, announced today. The Blu-ray 3D sp... More

Technicolor, Testronic Labs Team On Blu-ray Disc Verification

Testronic Labs and Thomson's Technicolor business unit are joining forces to offer Blu-ray Disc publishers a comprehensive set of testing services. With the new "on-location offer... More

Biden Huddles With Hollywood On Piracy Issues

Vice President Joe Biden, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III are among the top government officials meeting with entertainment industry leaders t... More

Blu-ray: All The Marketing Hallmarks Of A Hollywood Blockbuster

These days, marketers of Hollywood films routinely look for increased awareness from non-traditional sources, including news coverage of the marketing campaigns themselves in The N... More

At UBS Conference: DVD Decline Seen To Slow, But Challenges Won’t End With Recession

More from the UBS Global Media & Communications Conference in New York: two takes on the health of the DVD business. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes told conference attendees yest... More

Two Takes On Content-Distribution Synergies At UBS Conference

With Comcast’s planned acquisition of a controlling stake in NBC Universal, talk of corporate synergies between content creators and distribution companies is back in the air on ... More