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 specification purports to maintain the format’s high-definition 1080p resolution, and is compatible ... 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 offering" of standards compliance, format integrity, and player compatibility testing, the companies say ... 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 this afternoon at the White House to discuss how best to fight piracy of intellectual property, the L... 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 New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Now Blu-ray is receiving the marketing-as-news treatment ... 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 yesterday that “DVD trends are not declining as fast as they were last year.” Some of the sales slid... 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 Wall Street. Yesterday, at the 37th annual UBS Global Media & Communications Conference in New ... More

Comcast’s Deal For NBC Universal: Analysis Roundup

It’s official: Comcast has signed an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in NBC Universal from General Electric, paying $6.5 billion in cash and contributing $7.25 billion in assets to create a new entertainment media conglomerate. lays out the main points of the deal, detailing ... More

Analyst: Redbox’s New-Release Workaround Strains Under Studio Embargo

With Redbox now unable to obtain new release DVDs from three major studios, the offering in the company’s network of 21,000 kiosks is beginning to suffer, according to Pali Research analyst Richard Greenfield. In late October, Warner Bros. and Fox joined Universal in precludin... More

Sony Seeks ‘United’ Supply Chain Across Electronics, Software

Sony Corp.’s various consumer divisions are adopting an increasingly coordinated approach to supply chain management to strengthen the company’s retail relationships, according to Yuka Yu, VP of Global Supply Chain Operations for Sony Electronics. The electronics unit has re... More

The Art And Science Of Collaborative Planning At CES

Michael Aguilar is widely known throughout the consumer electronics industry for his global supply chain initiatives on behalf of one of the world’s biggest companies - Panasonic U.S.A., where he had direct oversight of corporate strategic initiatives involving sales, marketing... More