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MGM backs Blu-ray Disc format

Posted: 11 Nov 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Metro Goldwyn-Meyer (MGM) has announced that it is supporting the new high definition Blu-ray Disc format, with plans of releasing film and television titles on the launch of Blu-ray hardware in North America, Japan and Europe.

"MGM's focus has always been to provide movie lovers complete access to the world's largest modern film library in the most technologically advanced formats," said Harry Sloan, Chairman and CEO of MGM Studios in a statement. "Adopting this new Blu-ray technology, with its expanded storage capacity and increased interactive capabilities, allows us to continue to provide our customers with the best movie viewing experience available."

"This is a tremendous win for movie lovers everywhere," commented Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO, Sony Corporation. "The Blu-ray Disc format provides a completely new viewing experience, and consumers can now look forward to enjoying content from the world's largest library of modern films, including titles from franchises such as James Bond and The Pink Panther in this amazing new format."

Blu-ray Disc is the next generation optical disc format backed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), whose members include Sony Corp., Hitachi, Mitsubishi and others. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can store as much as 25GB of data and up to double that for a dual-layer disc.

- Dave Ledesma

EE Times - Asia

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