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Disney

Disney does Sony in UMD

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The home video arm of the Walt Disney Co. announced it would release movies in the newly-developed UMD format for Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Portable handheld video game and media device.   Buena Vista Home Entertainment said it would release five movies this spring: “National Treasure,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse […]

TiVo

TiVo’s 8-K … Comcast R Us

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The text of TiVo’s 8-K filing:   On March 15, 2005, we entered into a non-exclusive licensing and marketing agreement with Comcast STB Software DVR, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, and Comcast Corporation, as guarantor of Comcast STB’s obligations under the agreement. Pursuant to our agreement, we have agreed to develop a TiVo-branded […]

Talk Show in HD

Shooting a Talk Show in HD

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We just shot the pilot episode of our new talk show, Advanced Media Today at Rainbow Media’s 11 Penn Studios in midtown Manhattan. The set was very simple, a golden cyclorama, lit with Emmy gobos and four chairs behind pedestal mounted laptop computers.   The pilot episode came out great!  Many thanks all around, but […]

Xbox 360

Coming soon to an Xbox near you … HDVG

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As reported by Ben Berkowitz: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp.on Wednesday gave some of the first key details on the next generation of its Xbox video game system, which will include an emphasis on high-definition content, an integrated media browser and “microtransactions” for in-game purchases.   In a speech at the Game Developers Conference […]

Music

MusiKube’s Mobile Music Search

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There are many interesting approaches to digital rights management (DRM).  Almost all of them require the use of a technology to identify a piece of intellectual property (IP) and another piece of technology to recognize its identity.  There are several ways to do this if you have the luxury of encoding the original master with […]

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