Mahesh Jayanarayan

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In August, New Medium Enterprises (NME) announced plans for their entry into the high definition disc format wars, HD VMD, then launched the player in October. On Monday, they announced a deal with six major Indian film distributors to make certain titles available in HD for the first time ever, beating Blu-ray and HD DVD to the Bollywood punch. The films will go on sale in January as part of a package deal with NME’s backwards-compatible HD VMD player, with ten titles bundled with the device for $299 through Indian retailers and e-tailers. Says NME CEO Mahesh Jayanarayan, “VMD’s adoption by

New Medium Enterprises (NME) is in the process of introducing a third format to the high definition DVD format war. The High Definition Versatile Multilayer Disc (HD VMD -- no points for coming up with the shortest acronym) makes use of a red laser (thus minimizing retooling for DVD player and duplicator manufacturers who already use red laser technology) and, as the title implies, multiple layers for greater storage capacity. NME recently appointed former Warner Home Video President James Cardwell to its board as a media and content advisor. Says NME CEO Mahesh Jayanarayan, “As NME enters the HD marketplace, having James

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