Blu-ray conference to examine future of high-def media

Home Media Magazine once again takes an in-depth look at the high-definition disc market with HD-3, the third annual High-Def Conference the magazine has produced on behalf of the home entertainment industry. This one-day event, which will be held November 11, 2008 in Los Angeles, is the first since the format war ended and Blu-ray Disc emerged victorious as the single unified high-definition disc standard.

This year the focus will be on the big studio plans for the fourth quarter. Now that there is just one format in the market, the Hollywood studios and leading CE companies are aggressively working to transition consumers from DVD to Blu-ray Disc—a monumental shift that will likely see home entertainment generate an even bigger percentage of the Hollywood studios’ total revenue.

Coming just weeks before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the event also will provide a sneak peek of studio announcements expected to be made during CES. Seminars and workshops also will address how Hollywood should manage the transition, the seemingly endless interactive potential for BD-Live technology, and the consumer’s standpoint in a special Consumer Panel.

HD-3 also will feature the much-anticipated High-Def Disc Awards, a panel of critics who determine the best Blu-ray Disc titles that came to market between Oct. 1, 2007 through Sept. 30, 2008.

HD-3 is produced by Home Media Magazine in cooperation with The Hollywood Reporter.

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