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Old 10-18-2007   #1
David DelGrosso
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Default Blu-ray vs. HD DVD: a Solution Abroad?

FYI... the Wall Street Journal just added more fuel to this fire:

Blu-ray vs. HD DVD: a Solution Abroad

EXCERPTS:

A number of high-definition DVDs like these -- that are available only on Blu-ray in the U.S. or that won't come out on HD DVD for months -- are readily available overseas in HD DVD.

Some studios point out that the overseas rights for many of these movies were negotiated years before Blu-ray and HD DVD existed. The situation is part of "making movies in the 21st century," says a spokesman for Fox, who adds the studio remains firmly in the Blu-ray camp.

"These movies are co-productions or domestic-distribution deals only, and, as a result, we do not have distribution rights in all of the foreign territories," says a spokesman for Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Disney's DVD arm. "As you know, this is very common in our industry."


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1192...ist_smartbrief



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