|Companies Unite to Create Single License for Blu-ray|
|Home Theater News Blu-ray Software News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 26 February 2009|
The current process requires that companies approach CD, DVD and Blu-Ray patent holders separately in order to obtain three different licenses before going ahead and producing a Blu-Ray player. Sony estimates that this new licensing process will cut royalty fees down by about 40 percent.
Under this new agreement, licenses for Blu-Ray players will cost $9.50, Blu-Ray recorders will cost $14, and Blu-Ray discs will cost between 11 and 15 cents apiece.