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Friday, September 29, 2017
Sony to Deliver Digital Copy Direct From Blu-ray Disc

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Sept. 28 said going forward it would incorporate directly on a Blu-ray Disc the digital copy of a new-release movie playable on the PlayStation Portable (PSP). The digital file can be transferred from the disc to a PSP using the Blu-ray drive in a PlayStation 3.

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Panasonic Unveils 50-Inch 3D Plasma TV

First introduced in the form of a 103-inch plasma HDTV, the electronics giant Sept. 28 unveiled a smaller, 50-inch Full-HD 3D plasma, which includes active shutter glasses that allow for theater-quality 3D at home.

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Analyst: Game Console Price Cuts a Boon to Netflix

Sony Computer Entertainment America’s $100 price cut to the PlayStation 3 video game system should drive subscriber growth for online DVD rental pioneer Netflix, a Wall Street analyst said. But the result would primarily stem from Sony’s price cut forcing Microsoft to drop its price on the Xbox 360.

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Zillion TV Aims For Direct-to-Consumer Offering

ZillionTV, the on-demand content service with five studio partners, could be embedded in set-top boxes and connected HDTVs in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to company CEO Mitch Berman.

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Rentrak Rates Viewer ‘Stickiness’

Rentrak Sept. 28 released initial data from its nascent “stickiness” index designed to monitor the amount of time viewers watch a network or cable TV program.

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