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Paramount to release last HD DVD titles in further sign of victory for Sony's Blu-ray

Paramount to release last HD DVD titles in further sign of victory for Sony's Blu-ray

In a further sign that Sony Corp.'s Blu-ray has won the high-definition format war, Paramount Pictures home entertainment unit has said it will release its last HD DVD titles on Tuesday.
The company intends to switch to Blu-ray after it offers "Things We Lost in the Fire" and "Into the Wild" in HD DVD.
Paramount said Friday it is in the process of determining its Blu-ray release schedule.
Universal Studios said last week it was shifting its focus to Sony's Blu-ray standard.
That announcement came after Toshiba Corp. said it would no longer develop, make or market players and recorders in HD DVD, the standard it invented.
Blu-ray won another key battle last month when Warner Bros. Entertainment chose it as the exclusive format for its releases.
Other Blu-ray backers are Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Co. and News Corp.'s Twentieth Century Fox.
Paramount is a division of Viacom Inc.


Updated : 2021-06-17 00:37 GMT+08:00