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October 15, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
The home video release of "The Matrix Reloaded" boasts all the extras expected on a blockbuster DVD, with one notable exception: an extra layer of protection against piracy. Warner Home Video, the AOL Time Warner Inc. subsidiary that released the DVD on Tuesday, decided not to use one of three security measures commonly employed by major Hollywood studios. The missing piece is copy-protection technology by Macrovision Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif.
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August 20, 2009 | Dawn C. Chmielewski
Redbox has sued Warner Home Video, its third such lawsuit against a Hollywood studio for trying to delay distribution of newly released DVDs to the operator of $1 movie rental kiosks. The suit filed Tuesday takes issue with new distribution terms imposed by Warner Home Video that would prohibit kiosk operators like Redbox from obtaining new DVD releases for 28 days after they go on sale. Time Warner Inc.-owned Warner Bros. adopted a policy for its home video unit similar to that imposed by 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures, which also prompted Redbox to bring civil suits.
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March 23, 2009 | Susan King
Over the last 12 years, Warner Home Video has released about 1,200 vintage films from its vast library on DVD. But that still leaves about 3,800 feature titles that have yet to make their digital debuts. At the studio's current release rate of 100 per year, they wouldn't all be available until midcentury. So in an industry first, the company today is, in a manner of speaking, inviting the public into the vaults to order what it wants.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
Taking its battle against piracy of films and music to the front lines, Warner Home Video said it would sell cut-rate DVDs in China in a bid to compete on counterfeiters' home turf. Basic DVDs, to be available shortly after a film's theatrical release, will sell in China for as little as 22 yuan ($2.65), the company said. That's still more than the pirated versions readily available in China for 8 yuan. Warner hopes its efforts will persuade the government to do more to stamp out the fakes.
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November 10, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Will there be enough copies of "Batman" for all those eager customers when it makes its home video bow on Wednesday? Maybe not. Shades of "E.T.," some industry executives are lamenting. They're fearing that what happened with MCA's "E.T." last fall--drastic shortages due to underestimated demand--may be repeated with Warner Video's "Batman." Speculation about shortages surfaced not long after the Oct.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 1989
After reading Tom Killion's report on the earthquake's effect on Santa Cruz (Opinion, Nov. 12), I was once again angered at the senseless loss of life we foist upon ourselves because of our misguided taste for 19th-Century architecture and cheap rent. Every time I see an old so-called "charming Victorian" building, I think of broken bodies and crushed skulls.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2009 | Dawn C. Chmielewski
Redbox has sued Warner Home Video, its third such lawsuit against a Hollywood studio for trying to delay distribution of newly released DVDs to the operator of $1 movie rental kiosks. The suit filed Tuesday takes issue with new distribution terms imposed by Warner Home Video that would prohibit kiosk operators like Redbox from obtaining new DVD releases for 28 days after they go on sale. Time Warner Inc.-owned Warner Bros. adopted a policy for its home video unit similar to that imposed by 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures, which also prompted Redbox to bring civil suits.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2009 | Susan King
Over the last 12 years, Warner Home Video has released about 1,200 vintage films from its vast library on DVD. But that still leaves about 3,800 feature titles that have yet to make their digital debuts. At the studio's current release rate of 100 per year, they wouldn't all be available until midcentury. So in an industry first, the company today is, in a manner of speaking, inviting the public into the vaults to order what it wants.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2006 | Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. That's the signpost up ahead. Your next stop: The living room couch. If Warner Home Video and a trio of established TV and film creators have their way, that's where sci-fi and horror fans will soon be watching three gruesome new movies -- the fruits of Warner's first deal to bypass movie theaters and go straight to DVD.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2006 | Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. That's the signpost up ahead. Your next stop: The living room couch. If Warner Home Video and a trio of established TV and film creators have their way, that's where sci-fi and horror fans will soon be watching three gruesome new movies -- the fruits of Warner's first deal to bypass movie theaters and go straight to DVD.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
Taking its battle against piracy of films and music to the front lines, Warner Home Video said it would sell cut-rate DVDs in China in a bid to compete on counterfeiters' home turf. Basic DVDs, to be available shortly after a film's theatrical release, will sell in China for as little as 22 yuan ($2.65), the company said. That's still more than the pirated versions readily available in China for 8 yuan. Warner hopes its efforts will persuade the government to do more to stamp out the fakes.
BUSINESS
October 15, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
The home video release of "The Matrix Reloaded" boasts all the extras expected on a blockbuster DVD, with one notable exception: an extra layer of protection against piracy. Warner Home Video, the AOL Time Warner Inc. subsidiary that released the DVD on Tuesday, decided not to use one of three security measures commonly employed by major Hollywood studios. The missing piece is copy-protection technology by Macrovision Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 1989
After reading Tom Killion's report on the earthquake's effect on Santa Cruz (Opinion, Nov. 12), I was once again angered at the senseless loss of life we foist upon ourselves because of our misguided taste for 19th-Century architecture and cheap rent. Every time I see an old so-called "charming Victorian" building, I think of broken bodies and crushed skulls.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Will there be enough copies of "Batman" for all those eager customers when it makes its home video bow on Wednesday? Maybe not. Shades of "E.T.," some industry executives are lamenting. They're fearing that what happened with MCA's "E.T." last fall--drastic shortages due to underestimated demand--may be repeated with Warner Video's "Batman." Speculation about shortages surfaced not long after the Oct.
BUSINESS
November 7, 2008 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Chmielewski is a Times staff writer.
Hollywood is singing the holiday blues. Several major studios and consumer electronics companies are bankrolling a $25-million marketing campaign this holiday season to promote Blu-ray movie discs. The commercials will begin airing this month on television shows and cable channels that attract heavily male audiences (the classic technology early adopter), such as Fox's NFL games, ESPN, Comedy Central and the Discovery Channel.
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