Sony Corporation announced that its Video On Demand powered by Qriocity, a streaming video service, will be available this fall in five European countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K.
In a curiously timed and unwelcome move, Microsoft announced that it is increasing the price of Xbox LIVE Gold subscriptions for members in Canada, United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
Ofcom, the communications regulator in the UK, announced it’s latest research reveals that consumers are spending 45% of their waking hours watching TV, using mobile phones or other communications devices.
Sony UK announced that it has launched its new BRAVIA NX713 and NX813 3D HDTVs. According to the statement, the units feature a new slim and stylish monolithic design, BRAVIA Internet Video for on-demand online entertainment, full high definition 3D capability (by adding a 3D Sync Transmitter and eye glasses) as well as Dynamic Edge [...]
The European Information Technology Observatory (EITO) announced that sales of Blu-ray Disc (BD) players in Europe are set to reach a new record high in 2010. According to the statement, around 4.6 million units will be sold in EU member states, more than doubling the previous figure (+110%). EITO predicts that sales of Blu-ray players [...]
Acetrax announced that it will deliver movies and TV shows to Internet@TV enabled Samsung TV and Blu-ray devices in the UK, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Austria. According to the statement, movies on the Acetrax service will be available in Q4 2010 for 24-hour rental or purchase. Acetrax gives customers the option to rent and buy [...]
Singulus Technologies AG announced that it sold one of its BLULINE II Blu-ray Disc (BD) production lines, along with a CRYSTALLINE mastering system from its Singulus Mastering subsidiary, to VDC Group in the UK. According to the statement, the BLULINE II is designed for the economical production of prerecorded (BD-ROM) 25 GB single-layer (SL) and [...]
Ofcom, the communications regulator in the UK, announced that it has asked the Competition Commission to investigate concerns regarding the sale and distribution of subscription premium Pay TV movies.
Panasonic Corporation announced that, with two years to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games, the company will host a one day event called “Get Ready for London 2012″ in Trafalgar Square on July 27, 2010. According to the statement, the event highlights include a “3D Future Zone” featuring six special pods that include Panasonic’s [...]
The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) announced that a pair of counterfeiters who ran a £1 million illegal DVD copying operation in Milton Keynes England have been jailed for a total of more than three years.
Apple announced that iPad sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3, 2010. According to the statement, Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend. iPad will be available in nine more countries in July and [...]
The Digital Entertainment Group Europe announced that, following robust sales in 2009, strong Blu-ray Disc (BD) sales continued during the first quarter of 2010, topping 151.4 million Euros.
LOVEFiLM announced it has launched the latest extension of its service in the direct-to-TV market on new Samsung TVs.