EU Asks Studios About Rival HD Formats

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The European Commission has asked several Hollywood studios to explain why they have chosen either the Blu-ray disc or the HD DVD format for movie discs to see if they are breaking EU rules that...

Studios Approve DVD Burning Technology

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Thanks to Hum for posting this in BPN. Sonic Solutions has announced Qflix: a studio-approved system to prevent piracy. It uses Content Scramble System (CSS) encryption. But wait! It hasn't been cracked (yet) and is...

Sony Establishes SCE Worldwide Studios

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Sony has today announced the formation of SCE Worldwide Studios in order to 'accelerate the creation of global hit titles and be responsible for creative, technical and strategic direction setting of development and production of...

Hollywood Studios Sue Movie Downloaders/Swappers

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Following the lead of record companies suing small-time song-swappers, The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is representing several Hollywood movie studios in the first wave of lawsuits against individuals who have downloaded and/or are...

Sony signs exclusive deal with Evolution Studios

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An exclusive publishing deal wioth Evolution Studios has been announced by SCEE. The UK-based developers of World Rally Championship will see the firm working exclusively on Sony Platforms. The Cheshire-based studio is currently working on...

Movie Studios Allow Some Video Copying

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A couple of months ago 321 Studios was told to stop producing/distributing its DVD copying software. This decision came from U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston after siding with the movie studios. Now...

Sega development studios return to the fold

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Sega's most visible sign to re-integrate its development subsidiaries back into the main company has come in the form of the closure of the studios' individual website, which as happened this week. Both Hitmaker and...

Sega Reintegrates Development Studios

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Following on the heels of its announcement of plans to join with Sammy Corporation as subsidiaries of a single holding company, Sega today announced that it will reintegrate seven of its independent development subsidiaries back...

Westwood Studios closure confirmed

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HomeLAN has more information on the closings of both Westwood Studios and EA Pacific as announced by Electronic Arts earlier today. EA's Vice-President of Corporate Communications Jeff Brown told HomeLAN this evening in a phone...

Movie studios tout first DVD bust in US

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A rogue DVD-burning lab was shut down by law enforcement in New York on Friday, the first time that's happened in the United States, according to the movie studios' trade association. The...

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