China Film Group and Xperinet goes Blu-ray exclusive
Posted by XanTium | 2-9-2007 0:01 EST
The increasingly dirty technology war being fought for dominance of "next generation" DVDs took another twist today when one of China's largest film distribution groups said it would back Blu-ray, the technology developed by Sony and Philips.
China Film Group, in addition to producing movies such as Kung Fu Hustle and a range of popular film and TV series for its domestic market, plays a central role in the distribution of foreign films in China, acting as a de-facto regulator.
Analysts said that China Film Group's move was evidence that the struggle between Blu-ray discs and the rival format, HD-DVD, would be heavily influenced by the choices of content providers and consumers in Asia.
Xperinet has announced their full support for the Blu-ray format recently. This company previously worked on both formats, but has decided to go exclusive with the Blu. We're not trying to make this seem as big a deal as the Paramount/Dreamworks defection, but it's still another company we can welcome into our fold, give them a soft bathrobe, and play classical music to. For those not in the know, like us, Xperinet creates media servers that network all your home entertainment together -- for example, storing DVDs onto its hard drive for viewing on any TV in your house. Now they plan to do that with Blu-ray.
Full Story: timesonline.co.uk and ps3fanboy.com