Steam’s ‘Call of Duty’ Exclusive Draws Fire From Digital Game Retailers

Several digital videogame distributors are refusing to sell Activision’s hotly-anticipated “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” this week, in a conflict-of-interest battle with ... More

At Blu-Con: Home Entertainment Gets CNBC Close-Up

CNBC stopped in at the Digital Entertainment Group’s Blu-Con 2.0 conference in Los Angeles to get a read on Blu-ray and the home entertainment industry's prospects for returning ... More

Notes From Blu-Con: Studios Look For Sell-Through To Rebound As Recession Lifts

Executives convening at Blu-Con 2.0 in Los Angeles today are trading insights and observations on the state of the Blu-ray Disc business. Among them: • Studio chiefs expect home... More

Giant Interactive Launches BD-Live Service

Blu-ray and DVD producer Giant Interactive is marketing BD-Connect, a software solution for adding BD-Live interactivity to Blu-ray discs, to North American content owners under an... More

‘Window’ To The Future Of Home Entertainment?

Sell Movie Downloads First, Rent Via Redbox Last, Says Analyst “We understand what a consumer wants” in home entertainment access, writes Pali Research analyst Richard Greenfi... More

Blu-ray Conference To Examine 3D Specs

Integration of 3D into the Blu-ray Disc format is among the technological “coming attractions” that DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group plans to discuss next week at the secon... More

Sony To Offer Netflix Streaming To PS3 Users

Netflix is gaining another digital link to living-room TVs, in a deal with Sony to offer the company’s “Watch Instantly” streaming service via Web-connected PlayStation 3 con... More

Retailers Can Forecast Replenishment Needs With ‘Demand Chain Management’ Software

SilkRoute Global, a provider of retail supply chain solutions, launches a "demand chain management" software/service package for product replenishment forecasting in partnership wi... More

Paramount Renews With Technicolor; Business Impacted By Cost-Cutting

As part of a new multi-year agreement, Thomson's Technicolor unit will continue to provide Paramount Home Entertainment with services such as mastering, replication, packaging, dis... More

Disney Developing ‘Keychest’ For Digital Content Access

Disney reportedly plans to unveil a new technology that would provide consumers with digital access to movies and other video content on their TVs, computers, and portable devices,... More

Shopper Site Offers Keys To A ‘Blu Christmas’

With a greater number of player models available at significantly lower prices than in 2008, Blu-ray seems well positioned for the holiday season. But for Blu-ray boosters to close... More

Blu-ray Bolsters Home Entertainment’s Third Quarter

Blu-ray disc sales continued to grow in the third quarter, with overall sales up 83% for the year and playback devices now in 11.7 million U.S. households, according to DEG: The Di... More