Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Sony

+ - EU Commission investigating BlueRay vs HD-DVD case->

Submitted by
C0deJunkie
C0deJunkie writes "According to ArsTechnica and the WSJ, European Commission recently sent letters to Hollywood movie studios asking for communication records and agreements between the movie studios and HD-DVD and Blu-Ray DVD format representatives. The European Commission appears to be most interested in why movie studios have generally accepted the Blu-ray standard over HD-DVD, wondering "whether improper tactics were used to suppress competition and persuade the studios to back [Sony's] format."
There's no word on what the "improper tactics" might be, but European Commission is likely looking into how and why five studios (Walt Disney, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox, Lions Gate Entertainment, and MGM) decided to back Blu-ray exclusively while only one (NBC Universal Pictures) exclusively backed HD-DVD. They may also be investigating why Blu-ray devices are typically priced much higher than their HD-DVD counterparts."

Link to Original Source

Counting in octal is just like counting in decimal--if you don't use your thumbs. -- Tom Lehrer

Working...