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Barry Willis Posted: May 09, 1999 0 comments

Lately, the movie business has been nothing but trouble for <A HREF="http://www.seagram.com/">Seagram, Ltd.</A> The Montreal-based liquor and entertainment conglomerate reported losses totaling $199 million on a net income of $461 million for its third fiscal quarter, ending March 31.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 17, 2008 0 comments
Doomsday will be the first of 40 Blu-ray titles to arrive from Universal in the second half of this year, according to Reuters. This will be the first round of Blus from the former HD DVD supporter.
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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 30, 2004 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.universalstudios.com">Universal Pictures</A> is among the first Hollywood studios to announce its support for HD DVD, the high-definition optical disc format backed by a coalition of technology companies led by Toshiba. The studio made its announcement in a press release dated November 29.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 12, 2007 0 comments
In a turnabout from the traditional consumer electronics paradigm in which the hardware is given away for free or at drastically reduced prices in order to entice potential subscribers to sign on the dotted line and pay juicy monthly fees to the content provider, the HD Radio Alliance is now promoting the availability of a pricey HD Radio add-on for car stereos that will enable users to access free HD Radio content and services.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 20, 2008 0 comments
Buried in yesterday's avalanche of HD DVD coverage was this nugget: Universal, until now an HD DVD stalwart, will waste no time in switching to Blu-ray.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 23, 2008 0 comments
Reversing a lengthy losing streak, the Universal Music Group has become the first of the big four record labels to significantly increase revenue in many years. The Vivendi-owned company posted a nearly five percent increase for the first half of 2008, even after adjusting for currency fluctuations.
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Posted: Sep 24, 2006 Published: Sep 25, 2006 0 comments

Reports have circulated the web that engineers from Warner have filed for a patent application for a triple format disc that would have DVD on one side of the disc and both Blu-ray and HD DVD layers on the other side. Whatever player you put it into, it just plays. Goodbye, triple inventory releases!

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Barry Willis Posted: Sep 03, 2000 0 comments

New movies from <A HREF="http://www.universalpictures.com/">Universal Pictures</A> will soon be advertised through an untried channel: interactive television.

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Posted: Aug 18, 2003 Published: Aug 19, 2003 0 comments

A better remote control is on the wish list of almost every home theater enthusiast. <A HREF="http://www.universal-remote.com/">Universal Remote Control, Inc.</A> has introduced two products worth investigating by anyone whose remotes have been hampered by environmental or architectural constraints.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 19, 2010 0 comments
One of the four largest music labels plans to test a new pricing scheme that will slash list prices on all single discs to somewhere between six and ten dollars.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 02, 2008 0 comments
Universal will support lossless DTS-HD Master Audio in many of its initial Blu-ray releases.
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Posted: Jan 25, 2007 Published: Jan 26, 2007 0 comments

Universal Studios, the only Hollywood studio currently supporting HD DVD exclusively, announced that it will release over 100 HD DVD titles in 2007, comprised of new and classic films and television shows. Many will be new titles released day and date with DVD discs, and over 90% of the titles released will be HD DVD/DVD combo discs.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 09, 2009 0 comments
Universal Studios Home Entertainment will begin selling double-sided discs with Blu-ray on one side and DVD on the other.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 10, 2007 0 comments
Recent moves by Universal Music Group, the world's largest music label, may result in a more freewheeling DRM-free download retail environment.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 08, 2008 0 comments
Critics of the music industry often say we wish the major labels would quit bellyaching, forget the lawsuits, and just offer a better legal-download product. That's the best way to fight illegal downloads, and that's what the Universal Music Group is doing with its new Lost Tunes download service.

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