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Italian home entertainment specialists get on board with Blu-ray Disc

The Italian Blu-ray Disc Promotion Group has announced the arrival of not just one, but two new association members ‚Äì Medusa and 01 Distribution. Both companies have a strong heritage in the Italian home entertainment industry. Medusa produces and distributes Italian and international movies, while 01 Distribution is the Italian distribution company owned by Rai […]

Sony showcases interactive BD features

Sony Pictures has given a taster of some of the special features appearing in current Blu-ray Disc releases Ghostbusters and Nick & Norah‚Äôs Infinite Playlist. Comedy classic Ghostbusters has been given a new lease of life on BD. In addition to remastered audio and video, a range of all-new special features has been included. Below […]

Viral BD gaming with Bluscape

If you have a few minutes free today why not try your luck at the brand new Bluscape game, presented by the Blu-ray Disc Association. Bluscape comprises several different games, so there should be something for everyone, whether you‚Äôd like to use your Blu-ray laser to cut down enemy spacecraft in Titan Wars or collect […]

UK BD sales continue to rise despite recession

Figures released by the British Video Association and the Official Charts Company have revealed that demand for Blu-ray Discs in the UK is growing, with sales at the half-year mark up 231% over the same period in 2008. Hannah Conduct, Marketing Manager at the BVA, said: ‚ÄúThe continuing success of Blu-ray is testament to the […]

Welcome to the official European blog of the Blu-ray Disc Association!

Welcome to the European blog of the Blu-ray Disc Association,¬†the group of companies dedicated to developing and promoting the Blu-ray Disc format. Here you‚Äôll get the inside-track on everything BD related ‚Äì from the latest player or disc launches to exclusive interviews with industry thought leaders. This site is aimed at industry insiders, analysts and […]

Sony Pictures to release four new BDs in UK in July

Sony Pictures has announced its UK Blu-ray Disc release schedule for July and it‚Äôs a fantastic collection. First up is The International, out on July 6. Starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts, this intelligent, stylish thriller tells the story of an Interpol Agent (Owen) and a Manhattan D.A. (Watts) on a dangerous, cross-continental mission to […]

Gladiator Makes Blu-Ray Disc Debut

The epic adventure Gladiator will make its UK Blu-ray debut on 7th September 2009 with European territories to follow. The Universal/Dreamworks co-production is one of Universal‚Äôs best selling DVDs of all time, selling over 5,372,000 million units worldwide. Director Ridley Scott tells the story of Maximus Decimus (played by Russell Crowe) a Roman general who […]

Blu-ray boom in Benelux

The recession may spell bad news for the global economy, but there are positive signs for the home entertainment industry. Statistics released by international market research company GfK reveal that sales of Blu-ray Disc players in the Benelux region since the start of 2009 are five times higher than the same period in 2008. In […]

Sharp Launches BD-HP22H Blu-ray Player

Sharp Electronics has announced the availability of its new Blu-ray Disc player, the BD-HP22. The BD-HP22 is designed with full high definition and 1080p technology, producing a high quality picture. 24Hz video output means any on screen action appears smooth and seamless, regardless of the film being watched, and full 7.1 surround sound, achieved through […]

Videociety – a new way to watch movies on a BD player

A brand new way to watch movies on BD players is coming to Europe. Videociety is a Pay-Per-View video delivery service from Enteractive that lets movie enthusiasts rent movies using BD-Live to stream content directly over the internet. This is an ideal way to combine the Blu-ray Disc and the BD-Live technology inside all Blu-ray […]

Streaming music comes to BD-Live

In an interesting development for music on the BD format, Imagion has revealed an interactive audio player for BD Live. In short, BD Live can now, for the first time, stream audio tracks directly into your living room, turning your ordinary BD player into an interactive music box. The screen shot above shows the world […]

Optimising your PS3 for Blu-ray

We’ve just found an excellent video on how to get the best high definition experience out of your Playstation 3. Great work from the guys over at IGN. [youtube=]