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Samsung is enabling owners of its Smart Blu-ray players to transfer their existing movie collections to the cloud just by loading a film disc into the player. Will consumers agree to pay a "nominal fee" for the privilege?
CES is expected to be a big event for the UltraViolet film platform, which some say is the successor to the DVD. Despite the apparent significance, Netflix has chosen not to participate.
UltraViolet, the digital-locker effort supported by most of the major film studios, chalks up a big day at CES by announcing deals with Amazon and Samsung. Questions still linger about why UV has appeared to struggle to attract movie distributors.
A group of film studios, consumer electronics companies, software makers, and ISPs say they are offering consumers an easier way to store, view, and access content. Critics say it's PlaysForSure all over again.
Amazon VP Bill Carr announced yesterday that the retailer has agreed to start offering movies on UltraViolet, but for some reason didn't reveal the studio.
Negotiations between the retailer and DECE, the consortium that created UltraViolet, have gone well enough that some at the studios and other DECE members believe a deal is in the offing.
The iPad maker is talking with major film studios about a streaming-media service that you could access from its tablet and other Net-connected devices.
Microsoft, Cisco and Toshiba are part of consortium eager to see DRM interoperability in digital music sector, but is this good for Apple or consumers?
The studios' home-entertainment units see bleak holiday quarters at a time when Netflix is seeing big growth. What message are consumers sending Hollywood?
Microsoft's next iteration of Silverlight brings with it some big improvements to media handling and power efficiency. It also promises to make it easier, and faster to build apps.