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Archives - january 2006

Direct-to-DVD titles sell 1 million a week

CES Weinstein, Canal Studio to release HD DVD titles

State funded piracy operation uncovered

Verbatim to roll out new LightScribe media for faster label printing

First hi-def DVD player in pre-order retail pipeline

CES Toshiba's $499 HD DVD player to ship in March

Sonic, Technicolor produce first interactive BD and HD DVD discs

Stream doubles design capacity with new hires

Seven arrested in the Revenge of the Sith pre-release piracy

Taiwanese get Sony order for portable DVD players

Sonopress to show DualDisc services at MIDEM

Sonic debuts DVD on Demand kit for electronic sell-though material

Singulus completes acquisition of competitor Steag HamaTech

Growth in Europe video market comes to an end

Making sense of the Munich screener 'debacle'

Pioneer DVR-111 series shipping in March

Pioneer unveils combo Blu-ray/DVD/CD burner

20th Century Fox to stop retailer screeners

Malaysian disc counterfeiters arrested

LoveFilm movie download service launched

'DVD Jon' now wants to crack next-gen formats' AACS

Imation to acquire Memorex

'Magnetic tapes better storage devices than recordable discs'

Hong Kong busts website selling Japanese DVDs

Bill Gates: 'Beating piracy in China, India will take 10 years'

20th Century Fox to stop retailer screeners

SmartMark anti-piracy technology to protect film distribution

Chinese EVD/VMD hi-def DVD players readied for March launch

El Salvador pirates protest new copyright laws

dr.schwab opens US Service Center

Top adult video publisher backs Blu-ray

Rank disposes of Deluxe Film for $750 million

UK disc counterfeiter ordered to repay £59,000

CDA strengthens sales team

New chip decodes both Blu-ray and HD-DVD

Blu-ray Disc format specs completed, open for licensing

$3.7m pirate DVD lab busted in Australia

AACS consortium to require analogue signal restriction