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Technology Changing Movie Theatre Business

IHS announced its latest report discusses the affects that rapidly advancing digital cinema and audio technologies are having on the movie theatre business.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Tops $1 Billion Mark

Activision Publishing announced that its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 video game has achieved more than $1 billion in sales since launching November 8, 2011.

Digital Displaces Film in Cinema

IHS Screen Digest announced it reckons that mainstream movie theater use of 35mm film projection technology will end by 2015.

US Consumers Scoop Up 3.5 Million Blu-ray 3D Discs

IHS Screen Digest announced that U.S. consumers purchased roughly 1.75 million Blu-ray 3D discs at retail during the format’s first 12 months on the market and brought home another 1.7 million units as part of hardware/software bundling deals.

Harry Potter Bolsters US Video Market in Q2 2011

IHS Screen Digest announced that the DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” in April bolstered U.S. physical video sales in the second quarter of 2011.

The Economics of TV and Film

SNL Kagan announced that, according to its research, wholesale DVD revenue dropped 43.9% from $7.97 billion in 2009 to $4.47 billion in 2010.

Panasonic Offers Avatar on Blu-ray 3D

Panasonic announced that it will offer the Blu-ray 3D version of Avatar as a bonus with the purchase of its 2011 Blu-ray 3D players and home theatre systems.

Blu-ray 3D Avatar Exclusive to Panasonic

Panasonic announced that the Blu-ray 3D version of Avatar will be available exclusively with the purchase of 2010 Panasonic VIERA 3D Full HD TVs.

Executives Extol Virtues of 3D

Panasonic Corporation announced that executives speaking at Paul Kagan’s 3D Media Markets conference discussed the importance of 3D as a new form of entertainment and its application  to various industries.

IBC 2010 Offers Screenings of Major 3D Movies

The organizers of IBC 2010 announced that the event will offer special screenings of two major movies in stereoscopic 3D, Avatar (Special Edition) and Toy Story 3. According to the statement, the viewings, which are open to all IBC visitors will demonstrate both the state of the art in digital movie creativity and the latest [...]

Avatar Filmakers Highlight Blu-Con Event

The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) announced that it will present its third annual conference focusing on the current and emerging technologies surrounding Blu-ray Disc (BD) on Tuesday, November 2 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. According to the statement, the Blu-Con 2010 event is specifically designed to bring together a variety of creative, marketing [...]

Panasonic Authors Avatar on DVD and Blu-ray Disc

Panasonic announced that its R&D facility, Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory (PHL), worked in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to author the feature-only Avatar Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD.

Avatar Breaks Blu-ray Sales Record

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced that James Cameron’s Avatar became the best selling Blu-ray Disc (BD) of all time after four days in stores, with 2.7 million units sold in North America. According to the statement, Avatar Blu-ray sales surpassed the previous record of 2.5 million units and combined retail sales of Avatar Blu-ray [...]

Fox and Redbox Announce Distribution Agreement

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and redbox announced a multi-year distribution agreement that will make DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) titles from Fox available for rental at redbox locations following a 28-day window from the home entertainment street date for new Blu-ray and DVD film releases. The agreement also ends the legal dispute between redbox [...]

Panasonic and Fox Partner on Avatar Blu-ray Launch

Panasonic announced an exclusive agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on a promotion celebrating the release of James Cameron’s Avatar on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD. This offers consumers a $25 rebate with the purchase of a 2010 Panasonic Blu-ray Disc player or entertainment system as well as Avatar on either DVD or Blu-ray [...]