That means taking advantage of opportunities such as ancillary rights, co-financing, co-production and output deals, of emerging technologies including the Internet, digital videodisc
(DVD) and foreign distribution.
Folks in recession-racked Asia may be digging into their pockets to visit cinemas as often as in the past, but their video renting and buying habits have dropped off alarmingly and the Asian contagion is disrupting the rollout of the digital videodisc
in markets such as South Korea.
The digital videodisc
has been embraced by nearly every major studio in Hollywood, and Lieberfarb - Warner Home Video prexy - can practically take credit for the sea change.
Steering Committee, which represents the industry on Digital Videodisc
matters, would have a final draft specification for a DVD music disc by December.
CD-ROMs will come and go, and we all know that digital videodisc
will be the next platform.
LAS VEGAS Despite industrywide projections not too long ago that 250 movie titles would be released on digital videodisc
when the format bowed, it now appears that only a few dozen, at most, will hit store shelves when the hardware is released this spring.
HOLLYWOOD For the first time in a long while, industry analysts, manufacturers and studios are in agreement about digital videodisc
. They all concur that this year's Winter Consumer Electronics Show, which runs Jan.
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(DVDs) now offer viewers a chance to more