Fox Revs Up Blu-ray Launch Plans
Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 01:00 PM PDT by
Six months after Fox pledged support for Blu-ray at CES 2006, the studio
nearing an official announcement of its initial software launch plans
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
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.