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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending January 14, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (January 14, 2018)

Posted by: Sean F, 17:52 AEDT, Sun January 14, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 14, 2018 ... More


Apple joins Alliance for Open Media, AV1 has a new major supporter

Apple Joins Alliance for Open Media to Help Push AV1 Adoption

Posted by: Sean F, 15:01 AEDT, Thu January 11, 2018

Apple joins Amazon, Google and Microsoft to help push next-gen video codec that has its heart on replacing HEVC ... More


A dispute between Google and Amazon has been brewing for some time now

Amazon, Google Dispute Causes Fire TV Casualties

Posted by: Sean F, 16:38 AEDT, Wed January 10, 2018

Fire TV customers lose access to YouTube app due to Amazon's lack of desire to sell Google's products on their website ... More



News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 7, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 17:15 AEDT, Sun January 7, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 7, 2018

News Icon Filmmakers Argue for Extended Fair Use Rules When It Comes to Ripping DVDs, Blu-rays

posted by: Sean F, 16:47 AEDT, Wed January 3, 2018

Blu-ray and DVD ripping should be allowed, says filmmakers

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 16, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 21:29 AEDT, Sat December 30, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 16, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 9, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:51 AEDT, Wed December 20, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 9, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for Cyber Monday Week 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:30 AEDT, Thu December 14, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for Black Friday week, the week ending December 2, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (December 10, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:52 AEDT, Sun December 10, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 10, 2017

News Icon Disney Sues Redbox for Selling Digital Copy Codes

posted by: Sean F, 18:11 AEDT, Thu December 7, 2017

Studio alleges Redbox took digital movie code printouts from retail copies of movies to sell in kiosks

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for Black Friday Week 2017

posted by: Sean F, 12:57 AEDT, Thu December 7, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for Black Friday week, the week ending November 25, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (December 3, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 00:08 AEDT, Mon December 4, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 3, 2017

News Icon Firefox Adds AV1 Support, Codec to Challenge HEVC in Efficiency Stakes

posted by: Sean F, 17:25 AEDT, Fri December 1, 2017

New codec aims to replace super efficient HEVC

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending November 18, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:46 AEDT, Wed November 29, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending November 18, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 26, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 01:32 AEDT, Mon November 27, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 26, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, DVD Prices Being Cut Earlier in U.K. Due to Streaming Competition

posted by: Sean F, 12:56 AEDT, Sat November 25, 2017

Competition from online retailers, digital services, forcing Blu-ray and DVD price cuts to happen earlier in the U.K.

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending November 11, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:06 AEDT, Thu November 23, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending November 11, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending November 4, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:34 AEDT, Tue November 21, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending November 4, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 12, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 23:09 AEDT, Sun November 12, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 12, 2017

News Icon Piracy Rate Drops Again in Australia Thanks to Subscription Streaming

posted by: Sean F, 18:13 AEDT, Thu November 9, 2017

Streaming, downloads, or legal action, may be responsible for a further decline in the piracy rate in Australia

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 28, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:19 AEDT, Wed November 8, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 28, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 5, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:55 AEDT, Sun November 5, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 5, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 21, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:11 AEDT, Sat November 4, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 21, 2017

News Icon Video Codec Wins Primetime Engineering Emmy

posted by: Sean F, 16:07 AEDT, Sun October 29, 2017

HEVC given ward for its contribution to the television industry

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 14, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 13:44 AEDT, Thu October 26, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 14, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 22, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:10 AEDT, Sun October 22, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 22, 2017

News Icon Netflix, Amazon Join Forces with the MPAA to Sue Kodi Box Maker

posted by: Sean F, 15:55 AEDT, Sun October 22, 2017

Streaming giants join forces with Hollywood to tackle the Kodi box problem

News Icon Bitcoin Technology to Drive Next-Gen Digital Video Sales

posted by: Sean F, 19:51 AEDT, Sat October 21, 2017

New project aims to redefine how video distribution happens using the technology that drives Bitcoins

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 7, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:56 AEDT, Wed October 18, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 7, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 30, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:34 AEDT, Wed October 11, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 30, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 8, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 13:13 AEDT, Sun October 8, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 8, 2017

News Icon DeUHD: New 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Ripping Tool Surfaces

posted by: Sean F, 12:20 AEDT, Fri October 6, 2017

First commercial Ultra HD Blu-ray ripper made available, capable of ripping more than 30 discs so far

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 23, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:51 AEDT, Wed October 4, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 23, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 1, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:36 AEDT, Sun October 1, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 1, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 16, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:24 AEST, Wed September 27, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 16, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 24, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:07 AEST, Sun September 24, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 24, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 9, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:53 AEST, Wed September 20, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 9, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 17, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:58 AEST, Sun September 17, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 17, 2017

News Icon Apple Ready to Embrace 4K, HDR

posted by: Sean F, 16:41 AEST, Thu September 14, 2017

Apple jumping both feet into the 4K, HDR game with its updated Apple TV

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 2, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 20:00 AEST, Wed September 13, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 2, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 26, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 18:07 AEST, Wed September 6, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 26, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 3, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:50 AEST, Sun September 3, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 3, 2017

News Icon Studio, CE Firms Join Forces to Promote Dolby Vision Rival, HDR10+

posted by: Sean F, 16:35 AEST, Sat September 2, 2017

20th Fox and Panasonic sign up to the HDR10+ standard in order to avoid having to pay for Dolby Vision

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 19, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:33 AEST, Wed August 30, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 19, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 12, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 13:38 AEST, Wed August 30, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 12, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 5, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 16:02 AEST, Wed August 16, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 5, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 13, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:17 AEST, Sun August 13, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 13, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 29, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:11 AEST, Wed August 9, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 29, 2017

News Icon Netflix, Digital Sales Fail to Offset Decline in Home Entertainment Purchases

posted by: Sean F, 19:28 AEST, Tue August 8, 2017

Physical media continues to decline, while many flocking to subscription streaming and away from outright purchases

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 22, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:28 AEST, Wed August 2, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 22, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 30, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 13:56 AEST, Sun July 30, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 30, 2017

News Icon Paramount Commits to Dolby Vision, Atmos for 4K UHD Releases

posted by: Sean F, 10:19 AEST, Sun July 30, 2017

Studio joins others in embracing HDR tech from Dolby

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 15, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 16:05 AEST, Wed July 26, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 15, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 23, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:30 AEST, Sun July 23, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 23, 2017

News Icon Christopher Nolan Prefers Blu-ray over Netflix, Not Fan of 'Direct to Streaming'

posted by: Sean F, 16:33 AEST, Fri July 21, 2017

Christopher Nolan doesn't like the way Netflix distributes their original movies, vows to never work with them

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 8, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:17 AEST, Wed July 19, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 8, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 1st 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:56 AEST, Wed July 12, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 1st 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 9, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:17 AEST, Sun July 9, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 9, 2017

News Icon Disney Finally Commits to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, First Release Named

posted by: Sean F, 17:13 AEST, Thu July 6, 2017

Director reveals Disney's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release on Facebook

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 25th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:34 AEST, Wed July 5, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 25th 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 18th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:32 AEST, Wed June 28, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 18th 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 10th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 19:38 AEST, Fri June 23, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 10th 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (June 18, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:47 AEST, Sun June 18, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending June 18, 2017

News Icon Mystery Surrounds Release of Pirated UHD Blu-ray Movies - AACS 2.0 Cracked?

posted by: Sean F, 11:15 AEST, Thu June 15, 2017

More Ultra HD Blu-ray rips appear on the scene, and nobody knows how they were ripped

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 3rd 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:15 AEST, Wed June 14, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending June 3rd 2017

News Icon No Longer Scorpio, Xbox One X Fits Immense Power in a Small Package

posted by: Sean F, 15:06 AEST, Mon June 12, 2017

The Xbox One X loses its Scorpio moniker but gains a new, mini design and a (relatively) high price

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 27th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 12:32 AEST, Thu June 8, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 27th 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 20th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 16:22 AEST, Wed May 31, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 20th 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 28, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:33 AEST, Sun May 28, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 28, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 13th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 20:28 AEST, Wed May 24, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 13th 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 21, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:11 AEST, Sun May 21, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 21, 2017

News Icon New Netflix Android App Adds DRM, HDR

posted by: Sean F, 11:04 AEST, Thu May 18, 2017

Netflix's latest Android app brings joy and pain depending on what type of phone you use

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 6th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 18:13 AEST, Wed May 17, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending May 6th 2017

News Icon Lionsgate Choose 'Power Rangers' as Its First Dolby Vision UHD Blu-ray

posted by: Sean F, 17:25 AEST, Tue May 16, 2017

Dolby Vision finally comes to Ultra HD Blu-ray, as Lionsgate and Universal both debut Dolby Vision titles in June

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 29th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:33 AEST, Wed May 10, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 29th 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 7, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:39 AEST, Sun May 7, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 7, 2017

News Icon DEG: Digital HD, Streaming Revenue Way Up, Discs Down

posted by: Sean F, 14:33 AEST, Sun May 7, 2017

Digital on the way up, physical on the way down

News Icon First Ripped Ultra HD Blu-ray Uploaded to Pirate Sites

posted by: Sean F, 10:33 AEST, Sat May 6, 2017

Possible breakthrough in the cracking of AACS 2.0 leads to the first ripped Ultra HD Blu-ray movie

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 22nd 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:46 AEST, Fri May 5, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 22nd 2017

News Icon Kodi Shuts Down DRM Rumors

posted by: Sean F, 15:53 AEST, Fri April 28, 2017

Kodi clarifies DRM stance amid "fake news" controversies

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 15th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:34 AEST, Thu April 27, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 15th 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 23, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:11 AEST, Sun April 23, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 23, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 8th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 18:05 AEST, Wed April 19, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 8th 2017

News Icon Ultra HD Blu-ray, VR Playback Comes to the PC, PowerDVD 17 Released

posted by: Sean F, 15:52 AEST, Mon April 17, 2017

New PowerDVD version has VR and UHD support, but you'll need a seriously beefy PC to take full advantage

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 1st 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:07 AEST, Fri April 14, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending April 1st 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 9, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:01 AEST, Sun April 9, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 9, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 25th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:23 AEST, Wed April 5, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 25th 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 18th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 16:42 AEDT, Wed March 29, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 18th 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 11th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 13:36 AEDT, Wed March 22, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 11th 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 4th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:05 AEDT, Wed March 15, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending March 4th 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 12, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 14:40 AEDT, Sun March 12, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 12, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 25th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 16:45 AEDT, Wed March 8, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 25th 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 5, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:27 AEDT, Sun March 5, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 5, 2017

News Icon Netflix CEO Talks Buffering, Piracy, AI Threat

posted by: Sean F, 17:23 AEDT, Fri March 3, 2017

Reed Hastings talks candidly at the Mobile World Congress

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 18th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:45 AEDT, Thu March 2, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 18th 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 11th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 16:38 AEDT, Wed February 22, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 11th 2017

News Icon Blu-ray: The State of Play - 2016

posted by: Sean F, 17:00 AEDT, Thu February 16, 2017

The latest edition of our annual feature taking a look at Blu-ray sales performance

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 4th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 16:08 AEDT, Wed February 15, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending February 4th 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 28th 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:17 AEDT, Wed February 8, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending January 28th 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (February 5, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:47 AEDT, Sun February 5, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending February 5, 2017

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