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Monday, March 27, 2017
The Disc at 20: Packaged Media Resonates in a Digital Age

As the optical disc celebrates its 20th anniversary — DVD was launched in North America in March 1997 — packaged media continues to attract consumers domestically and abroad.

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The History of DVD: The Disc That Changed Home Entertainment

The seeds for DVD were planted in 1986 when Warner Home Video, under the direction of president Warren Lieberfarb, first advocated the development of a format to put movies on a five-inch optical disc, similar to the CD that had taken the music industry by storm just a few years earlier.

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Vudu Bows 'Disc-to-Digital' App for Mobile Devices

Vudu has enhanced its app to allow users to use their DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies to access cloud-stored digital versions of the movies through a smart phone or mobile device for a fee. DVD and Blu-ray titles converted to standard-definition or HDX (Blu-ray) cost $2 each, and $5 to convert a DVD to HDX.

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Broad Green, FandangoNow Among New DEG Members

Home entertainment trade association DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group has added new member companies Broad Green Pictures, Ericsson, FandangoNow, The Great Courses and Premiere Digital.

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Projections: 'Sing' Expects to Reach No. 1 on Disc Sales Chart

Universal's animated 'Sing' is looking to debut at No. 1 on the home video sales charts.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (3D Blu-ray Review)

The simple premise of 'Fantastic Beasts' seems like a perfect fit for a 3D spectacle — unleash a bunch of magical CGI creatures in New York in 1926 and watch the chaos ensue. (Street Date 3/28/17)

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