The Digital Bits: Paramount and Universal are going Blu
In today’s Two Cents post on The Digital Bits, Bill Hunt states that "Paramount and Universal are going Blu, but sorting out all the legal details and organizing the logistics takes time".
Citing his sources which are "second to none", Bill notes that Universal may not announce until February due to contractual obligations that end in January.
For Paramount he states that they will want to have a couple of titles to announce, which also takes time.
Bill also mentions the pressure from retailers to move to a unified format, a factor that I also believe will be key in the upcoming months.
I know that Bill’s position is admired by some and despised by others, but it is certainly interesting to hear from him and his inside contacts – time will tell how accurate these statements are.