Warner archive

  • O2 plans IPTV services for UK
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    O2 plans IPTV services for UK

    By 17 December 2007

    Mobile operator O2 is planning to launch an IPTV service in the UK, The Guardian reports. Spain's Telefónica, O2's parent company, already offers TV services in the Czech Republic and has video on demand film partnerships set up with Warner Bros, Disney,...

  • Archos 605 WiFi Harry Potter special edition announced
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    Archos 605 WiFi Harry Potter special edition announced

    By 17 December 2007

    Warner Bros and Archos have teamed up to produce an Archos 605 WiFi that will be available pre-loaded with Harry Potter films. The special edition 20GB Archos 605 will be pre-loaded with the first four films while the fifth, "The Order of the Phoenix",...

  • Warner puts HD DVDs in Potter Blu-ray box set
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    Warner puts HD DVDs in Potter Blu-ray box set

    By 14 December 2007

    In what looks like a small scale manufacturing mix-up, some consumers splashing out for Blu-ray edition of Warner's "Harry Potter Years 1-5 Giftset" have actually found an HD DVD version of the "Goblet of Fire" disc packaged in the set. Folk on both AVSForum...

  • Xbox 360 Marketplace Video Store goes LIVE
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    Xbox 360 Marketplace Video Store goes LIVE

    By 11 December 2007

    The Xbox LIVE Marketplace Video Store service has now launched in five new countries - Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom. All Xbox 360 owners connected to the Internet in the included countries can now download to rent both high...

  • Warner withholds catalogue from Nokia Music Store
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    Warner withholds catalogue from Nokia Music Store

    By 5 November 2007

    It's being reported that Warner Music Group has decided to withhold its music from Nokia's newly-launched music store over fears of illegal file-sharing. Despite the other major labels - Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, and EMI - happily signed up, it...

  • Warner announces DVDs with digital versions for PC and PMPs
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    Warner announces DVDs with digital versions for PC and PMPs

    By 11 October 2007

    Warner Home Video has announced what will be the the first DVD to provide multiple formatted versions of the same film on a single disc. The release of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" on December 11th in the States will include both the full-size...

  • COMMENT: "300" sales show Blu-ray ahead, but still along way to go
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    COMMENT: "300" sales show Blu-ray ahead, but still along way to go

    By 3 October 2007

    Warner Bros is claiming that new movie 300 has "set new standards in the sales of high definition formats", with the total number of HD units sold on the day of release the highest on record, eclipsing the cash sales generated by Casino Royale; previously...

  • Harry Potter movies to see launch on HD DVD and Blu-ray
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    Harry Potter movies to see launch on HD DVD and Blu-ray

    By 19 September 2007

    Some advance warning for you to get ready for another little bit of Potter-mania heading our way. Nicely timed for appearance on little muggle's Christmas lists, Warner Home Video are launching the entire series of Harry Potter movies as special boxsets...

  • Warner Home Video boss: commitment, Blu-ray and those bribe rumours
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    Warner Home Video boss: commitment, Blu-ray and those bribe rumours

    By 14 September 2007

    Following new hardware launches and strategy revelations at IFA 2007 and the recent CEDIA Expo, the high-def video format battle is raging harder than ever. And, with the crucial Christmas period looming large, it's only going to get more heated with...

  • Buy Matrix Trilogy box set, get free Toshiba HD DVD player
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    Buy Matrix Trilogy box set, get free Toshiba HD DVD player

    By 4 September 2007

    To mark the HD DVD launch of The Complete Matrix Trilogy, Warner Home Video and Toshiba have teamed up with HMV to host a special event at its flagship store on Oxford Street from 8am on Monday 10th September 2007. The first 150 fans who buy The Complete...

  • Warner to make music video archive free
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    Warner to make music video archive free

    By 31 May 2007

    Reuters is reporting today that Warner Music, the world's fourth largest music company, has announced plans to launch online music TV websites in conjunction with digital services provider Premium TV. This move promises to see Warner's extensive music...

  • Sky's HD service gets "bigger and better"
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    Sky's HD service gets "bigger and better"

    By 21 May 2007

    To mark Sky HD's first birthday, a wider choice of programming will now be available in glorious high definition. Sky has now secured HD films for Sky Movies HD1 and HD2 from all the major Hollywood studios while promising 9% of commissions and two-thirds...

  • DRM takes two further steps
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    DRM takes two further steps

    By 4 May 2007

    Warner has signed a deal with MySpace to begin offering music to it’s members on the social networking site - but with DRM intact. Many expected Warner to follow EMI's move with Apple to offer DRM-free downloads; however the record company has decided...

  • BT adds Batman, Superman and Harry Potter to download service
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    BT adds Batman, Superman and Harry Potter to download service

    By 28 March 2007

    BT has added new film titles such as the entire film series of Batman, Superman and Harry Potter and coming soon TV series such as ER, Without a Trace and Nip/Tuck, amongst others to its online download store. The company announced a content deal with...

  • Virgin Media signs content deal with Warner Bros
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    Virgin Media signs content deal with Warner Bros

    By 20 February 2007

    Virgin Media has scored a deal with Warner Bros to put hundreds of its popular TV shows on Virgin's new cable on demand service. This means that over 500 episodes of top-rated US shows will be available to watch on demand on Virgin Central, the company's...

  • More HD DVD Warner Bros films announced
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    More HD DVD Warner Bros films announced

    By 16 February 2007

    Following the announcement earlier in the week of Warner Bros upcoming Blu-ray titles, the company has now announced its upcoming HD DVD titles for High Def loving film fans. The new wave of HD DVD releases, which will be available from 26th February...

  • New Warner Bros Blu-ray titles announced
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    New Warner Bros Blu-ray titles announced

    By 13 February 2007

    Warner Home Video has today announced its next batch of Blu-ray high definition releases, which will be available from 26th February 2007 in the UK. New titles include a mixture of old and new titles including Bafta winner Happy Feet and classics like...

  • Warner Brothers announces HD DVD Blu-ray disc hybrid
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    Warner Brothers announces HD DVD Blu-ray disc hybrid

    By 12 January 2007

    Warner Bros has made good on its promise to deliver a hybrid HD DVD Blu-ray disc. The Total Hi Def disc plays HD DVD on one side, and Blu-ray on the other. The company is marketing it as a winning solution for both consumers, confused about the differing...

  • CES 2007: Warner Brothers to debut HD DVD Blu-ray hybrid disc at CES
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    CES 2007: Warner Brothers to debut HD DVD Blu-ray hybrid disc at CES

    By 4 January 2007

    LG has stolen the limelight today by announcing the imminent launch of its dual-format HD DVD Blu-ray player on the same day as Warner Brothers has released details of its upcoming Total HD disc, which combines Blu-ray and HD DVD into one. News of the...

  • Warner Bros announces second wave of HD DVD and Blu-ray releases
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    Warner Bros announces second wave of HD DVD and Blu-ray releases

    By 9 November 2006

    Warner Bros has today announced its second wave of high definition title releases just in time for early adopters Christmas presents in the UK even before its first wave has become available in the UK. The latest round of titles hitting shops on 4th December...

  • Gaming

    Nokia strikes deals with EA and Warner Bros Entertainment

    By 12 September 2006

    Nokia has announced deals today with both videogames giant Electronic Arts and Warner Bros to bring new content to its mobile portal, Nokia Content Discoverer. The agreement with EA will see seven EA titles made available for mobile gaming on Nokia smartphones....

  • Warner Bros announce 10 Blu-ray and HD-DVD titles
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    Warner Bros announce 10 Blu-ray and HD-DVD titles

    By 31 August 2006

    While Fox has gone all out with eight Blu-ray title announcements, Warner Bros has opted to six Blu-ray and four HD DVD titles. The company has said it will launch the 10 high definition titles on the 26 September 2 months before Fox releases its titles...

  • Online

    SpiralFrog to offer Universal Music catalogue for free download

    By 29 August 2006

    A new music service that launches in December will offer the Universal Music Group’s entire catalog of music and videos available for free legal downloading in the US and Canada. SpiralFrog is ad-supported, and plans to share income from advertising...

  • Home Cinema

    Warner give eight more titles high-def treatment

    By 17 August 2006

    Blu-ray and HD-DVD are getting another four film releases each courtesy of Warner Home Video. Lethal Weapon, Firewall, Blazing Saddles, and Full Metal Jacket are coming to Blu-ray, while Troy, Lethal Weapon 2, House of Wax, and Space Cowboys are receiving...

  • Home Cinema

    Studios announce bonus high-def content for HD DVDs

    By 9 August 2006

    HD-DVD-supporting studios will start including uniquely high-def content on discs released this autumn. Paramount’s headlining HD-DVD will be “Mission Impossible: III” which will feature bonus content originally shot in high-def, as well as picture-in-picture...