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Los Angeles — A consortium of major Hollywood studios announced Wednesday the adoption of new terminology — Digital HD and Digital — to refer to digital versions of filmed entertainment and television content across all consumer communication.
The announcement was made by the DEG: Digital Entertainment Group, which said, “The new positioning enhances the value of digital home entertainment offerings and brings consistency to the way digital products are marketed to consumers.”
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Seoul, South Korea — Samsung Display said Monday that it recently established its first LCD display plant outside of Korea, at a new joint venture factory in Suhou, China.
The Samsung Suzhou LCD (SSL) cooperative operation was first established on April 21, 2011, as a joint venture between Samsung, Suzhou Industrial Park and TCL.
Samsung Display has a 60 percent stake in SSL; Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) has a 30 percent stake, and TCL has a 10 percent stake.
Amsterdam, Netherlands – Philips called off a deal announced in January to sell its Lifestyle Entertainment business unit to Japan’s Funai Electric.
However, Funai subsidiary P&F USA will continue to market the business unit’s products on an exclusive basis in North America under an existing agreement that expires at the end of 2015.
Lifestyle Entertainment products include portable and tabletop home audio products, headphones, portable DVD players and accessories.
Seoul, South Korea — Spurred mostly by rising mobile handset sales, Samsung posted a record quarter Friday showing third-quarter net profits climbed 26 percent.
Net profits reached to $7.76 billion (10.16 trillion won), and revenue climbed 13.2 percent for the year to 59.08 trillion won in the period.
Newark, Calif. — The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) said Wednesday that is in the process of defining a micro-DisplayPort connector standard to accommodate connections between ultra-thin devices and up to and beyond today’s Ultra High-Definition-level video displays.
Culver City, Calif. — Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Vudu, the Walmart-owned video-streaming service, launched Wednesday a new interactive movie-watching experience called Vudu Extras+.
The new service enhancement will offer with select titles interactive extra content, like that packaged with DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles online.
New York – More panelists and companies have signed on for the Ultra HD Conference at CES Unveiled New York, to be held 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Nov. 12, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, here.
The half-day session, coordinated by the editors of TWICE and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), will set the stage for CEA’s annual CES Unveiled program later that afternoon.
Three panel discussions will be offered covering the hardware development, content production and retailing of Ultra HDTV.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. - Samsung Electronics said its Samsung Smart Media Player is now available to bring Smart Hub TV apps and services to unconnected TVs.
Samsung model GX-SM530CF, ($149.99 suggested retail), ships with more than 100 Smart Apps including Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, VUDU and YouTube, Samsung said. The Smart Media Player also enables viewers to access cable content without having to pay monthly rental fees associated with a cable box.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. —Samsung Electronics America’s headquarters, here, was evacuated on Wednesday due to a car fire in the parking garage connected to the building.
In a statement to TWICE this morning a Samsung spokesperson said, “Samsung’s Ridgefield Park office was evacuated yesterday afternoon following the report of a car fire on the outside parking deck. No injuries were reported, and normal business operations have resumed.”
Seoul, Korea – LG Display reported lower revenues, but higher profits in its third quarter ended Sept. 30.
Revenues in the third quarter of 2013 decreased by 13 percent to KRW 6,579 billion from KRW 7,593 billion in the third quarter of 2012.
Net income in the third quarter of 2013 was KRW 239 billion compared with net income of KRW 158 billion in the third quarter of 2012.