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Will Hollywood's 'UltraViolet' plan replace the DVD?

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.

By January 5, 2011


Amazon tablets codenamed Coyote and Hollywood could use Nvidia chips

Two Amazon tablets, codenamed Coyote and Hollywood, could be launched before the end of 2011 according to inside information.

By May 17, 2011


iPad 3 will have 3D display, Hollywood source claims

It's a "dead cert" that the iPad 3 will have a 3D-capable screen, according to a 'Hollywood insider' who spoke to tech blog RCR Wireless.

By May 9, 2011


Why Hollywood isn't afraid of Amazon's cloud

While the music labels are up in arms, some film execs think Amazon's new service is good for them, even though Amazon won't initially join a Hollywood consortium creating the new UV standard.

By March 31, 2011


Replacing DVD, a Hollywood cliffhanger

The film industry needs new home-video format and the studios are trying to help create a consumer-friendly Web. Not every studio exec agrees on how to accomplish this. Here's what's going on behind the scenes.

By March 14, 2011


YouTube grabs another Hollywood guy: Paramount's Alex Carloss

As YouTube continues to look for ways to work with content makers in Hollywood, it adds Alex Carloss, formerly head of digital distribution at Viacom's Paramount, to its team.

By March 7, 2011


Netflix spooks Hollywood more than ever

The name of the game in Hollywood right now is to spark ownership of digital movies, and Netflix's streaming rental service undermines that strategy. Moreover, Netflix may be hurting the major studios in ways that few expected.

By March 7, 2011


Intel's 2nd-gen chip arrives, with Hollywood in tow

Chip giant's second-generation Intel Core processors are upon us. Hundreds of PC models will be released over the next several months based on Intel's highest-performing chip to date.

By January 2, 2011


Hey Hollywood, Google can secure your content

Google has agreed to acquire Widevine, a firm that offers digital-rights management and distribution tools that will likely come in handy as the search engine builds out its video services.

By December 3, 2010


Few see Web, Hollywood like Eric Garland (Q&A)

Big Champagne tracks consumption of entertainment content on Web. Its CEO discusses how Netflix, the music sector, and mass pirating have changed Hollywood's views.

By November 15, 2010