Dolby Atmos announced its 200th title this week with the commitment of Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out”, which will hit theaters on June 19 of next year. Since partnering with Disney Pixar’s “Brave” in 2012, Dolby has helped produce object-based audio for titles from studios such as DreamWorks Animation, Lionsgate, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.
DEG, the Digital Entertainment Group, on Wednesday announced its new board of directors. Ron Sanders of Warner Bros. is the president, David Bishop of Sony and Craig Kornblau of Universal are vice presidents, Mike Dunn of Fox is secretary and Steve Beeks of Lionsgate is chief financial officer.
Walmart is partnering with Lionsgate Entertainment to celebrate the much anticipated DVD and Blu-ray release of “The Hunger Games.”
Lionsgate Aug. 10 said it will bow theatrical hit, The Hunger Games, as its first UltraViolet release on Aug. 18.
In a conference call with analysts, CEO Jon Feltheimer said the teen fantasy film, which has generated more than $680 million at the box office, would be available on UltraViolet at Walmart and through Flixster.com, the Warner Bros.-owned movie recommendation website and conduit for the cloud-based industrywide digital locker.
The two-disc Blu-ray Disc and two-disc DVD releases have more than three hours of bonus materials and represent Lionsgate's largest home entertainment release ever.
Amazon has just launched their Never Before on DVD, a new online video store which will feature films and television series which are making their way to the DVD format for the first time. Accessible via Amazon's "Movies and TV" homepage, the Never Before on DVD store expands Amazon's current selection of titles and enables Amazon to add more classics coming from the vault of Disney, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Warner Bros., Home Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox. According to Amazon, the store will enable you to easily browse
Google Music no longer exists as a standalone service. Google TV was an embarrassment. YouTube may lose music videos next year. Sources say not everybody at YouTube and Android is pulling in the same direction.
Google can't seem to get the hang of selling music and movies over the Internet--a goal that has similarly befuddled Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, and others.
Google TV was dead on arrival. YouTube's video-rental service is at best an also-ran, and that service also faces a possible exodus of major record labels to rival Facebook sometime next year
Epix, the multi-platform pay-TV channel co-owned by Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount, April 27 said it would launch an app that gives authenticated users access to thousands of movies and TV shows on more than 100 consumer electronic and mobile devices. Unlike most content apps exclusive to Apple, the free Epix app is compatible with Android-powered tablets and phones from a variety of manufacturers such as Motorola, HTC and LG; Samsung TVs and Blu-ray Disc players; Google TV; Roku media players; and the BlackBerry.
Satellite TV operator Dish Network April 5 said subscribers who include pay-TV channel Epix in their monthly plan can now access the platform’s 3,000 movies free on the Web at DishOnline.com. Epix, which is owned by Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate, has a portfolio featuring movies such as Star Trek, The Last Airbender, Iron Man 2, Shutter Island and Kick-Ass, in addition to original music and comedy shows.
It started with the International Consumer Electronics Show and ended with Oprah. 2010 was home 3D’s coming out party, with every major consumer electronics company debuting 3DTVs and 3D Blu-ray Disc players, and roughly a dozen content owners taking the leap and releasing titles on 3D Blu-ray Disc. Research firm The NPD Group reported that 15% of Blu-ray Disc players sold during the important Black Friday weekend were of the 3D variety, and a full quarter of Blu-ray players available at retail by mid-November were 3D capable, according to the Blu-ray Disc Association.