Fox Revs Up Blu-ray Launch Plans

Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 01:00 PM PDT by
Fox Home Entertainment Logo Six months after Fox pledged support for Blu-ray at CES 2006, the studio is nearing an official announcement of its initial software launch plans for the format, reports Broadcasting & Cable.

During a private demo held last week for select members of the press, Fox executives showed off clips of a number of its upcoming planned Blu-ray releases.

The studio plans to have nearly two dozen Blu-ray titles available by the end of the fourth quarter, including such recent hits as 'Ice Age 2,' 'X-Men: The Last Stand' and the recent remake of 'The Omen.'

Fox reps also pledged to fully exploit the video and audio capabilities of Blu-ray, including encoding their discs at full 1080p resolution. The studio is also planning to exploit the internet connectivity built into Blu-ray hardware, allowing for additional supplementary content to be downloaded by users months or even years after a title has been released, such as additional language tracks and other extras.

Though Fox has not yet publicly commented on the Broadcasting & Cable story, trade reports indicate the studio is expected to officially announce its initial Blu-ray launch plans in the coming days.
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