UltraViolet Launches in Canada, BBC Announces First U.K. UV Titles9 Oct, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey
Warner Home Video, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are all releasing UltraViolet-enabled titles in Canada before the end of the year, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group announced Oct. 9.
Total Recall, Ted and The Bourne Legacy are among the new releases that will be enabled with UltraViolet in Canada.
After Canada, the buy-once, play-anywhere cloud-based digital content service will next debut in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany and France, DEG said in a statement.
Meanwhile, BBC Worldwide Oct. 9 announced its first UltraViolet titles for the United Kingdom, with both DVDs and Blu-ray Discs offering the service before Christmas.
Doctor Who: Series Seven — Part One, the John Bishop stand-up title Rollercoaster, the car show “Top Gear” and “Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild” will be released with UltraViolet this year.
“We’re thrilled to be announcing our first UV-enabled DVDs and embrace this new era for home video — the UltraViolet era,” said Claude London, digital director for BBC Worldwide consumer products. “We hope UV will empower consumers to build digital entertainment libraries and continue to enjoy BBC Worldwide releases, either at home or on the move. We will continue to work as part of the UV consortium and with our supporting partner Flixster on further releases for early 2013.”
Flixster is the UltraViolet-enabled movie streaming and discovery service owned by Warner Bros.