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Blu-ray Disc Newsletter

2009/03/04

• Blu-ray Disc format growth continues as BDA focuses on IT market at CeBIT
• Panasonic, Philips and Sony to establish One Stop Shop Product License for Blu-ray Disc
• In the U.S., Sony’s new Blu-ray Disc players and Home Theater Systems go wireless
• Pioneer unveils new PC-based BD writer
• Singulus announces new recordable Blu-ray Disc production process technology

2009/02/24

• DEG Japan’s Blu-ray Disc Awards recognize best in BD production
• BDA journalist interviews available at CeBIT
• Singulus reports strong investment in Blu-ray Disc production infrastructure
• Panasonic opens 3D Full HD advanced authoring center in Hollywood
• In Car Blu-ray Disc from Mitsubishi Electric

2009/02/04

• Blu-ray Disc Association looks to build of format strength, extend user base and evolve functionality in 2009
• Blu-ray Disc Association appoints new European Promotions committee chair
• Dark Knight sets new standard in Blu-ray movie sales
• World’s first portable Blu-ray Disc player is natural format progression

2009/01/16

This special issue of the newsletter contains an invitation to the Blu-ray Disc Authoring Seminar in Barcelona from February 10-12, 2009.

2009/01/12

• Disney impressed by Blu-ray Disc’s resilience, up-beat on 2009 prospects
• Samsung Blu-ray Disc players open up new multimedia experience portal
• Philips launches four new Blu-ray Disc players at CES
• Technicolor adds Dreamer’s BIDDLE platform to Blu-ray Disc’s digital services
• Blu-ray Disc posts spectacular growth in Europe
• Moser Baer receives BDA certification for high-speed BD recording media

Make sure to check out all 3 special CES issues of the newsletter!

2009/01/09

• Blu-ray Disc re-writes record books in U.S.
• Panasonic extends award-winning Blu-ray Disc player range
• Sharp introduces world’s first LCD TVs with integrated Blu-ray Disc player
• JVC launches Blu-ray Disc home theater-in-a-box in U.S.
• Acer enables Blu-ray Disc playback with Corel WinDVD
• AudioDev approved as European Blu-ray Disc test center

Make sure to check out all 3 special CES issues of the newsletter!

2009/01/08

• Blu-ray Disc displays strong growth prospects despite economic downturn
• New Pioneer BD-Live players deliver cinematic quality performance
• Disney unveils Blu-ray Disc – DVD combo packs for 2009
• Ascent Media, Akamai Technologies and Sofatronic develop BD-Live workflow
• LG Electronics debuts new Blu-ray Disc players and Home Theater systems
• Master rapper Ludacris introduces fans to Hi-Def world of Blu-ray Disc

Make sure to check out all 3 special CES issues of the newsletter!

2008/12/17

• Blu-ray Disc powers its way through Black Friday in U.S.
• Blu-ray Disc sales accelerate to record levels in Japan
• Dark Knight re-writes Blu-ray Disc sales record books
• 100 BD-Live releases from Germany’s Imagion
• Blu-ray Disc experiences exponential growth in France, set for even stronger growth in 2009

2008/12/04

• Blu-ray Disc powers its way through Black Friday in U.S.
• Europe’s consumers back Blu-ray Disc with their wallets
• Germany joins Blu-ray Disc’s millionaire club
• Blu-ray Disc Association to stage BD authoring seminar & workshops
• Blu-ray Disc Group Italia votes retailer on to executive board

2008/11/17

• Blu-ray Disc builds strong base in Europe
• Blu-ray Partners France welcomes European studios
• Nordic countries target shoppers with Blu-ray Disc message
• Benelux task force provides retailers with Blu-ray Disc differentiator