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Paramount opens Cloud-based movie shop

IPTV Week IPTV Week logo Paramount has opened the door of the the first Ultraviolet-based film rental and download service. The studio said it is offering 60-odd titles initially, though there seem rather fewer when you look at the website. Films are priced at $20 (£13) for an HD copy and $13 (£8) for an SD version. Rent SD titles …
Tony Smith, 25 Jan 2012

Paramount sets Star Trek phasers to Move

To celebrate the release of next year's Move enabled Star Trek game, Paramount will offer phaser-like PS Move controllers. Amid the humding of Vita and PlayStation TV during Sony's E3 presentation, CEO Jack Tretton excited the Trekkie community with news of the Move controller, modelled on the classic phaser. In addition, PS3 …
Caleb Cox, 7 Jun 2011
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Virgin hits 3D screens with fresh range of flicks

It's all very well having a 3D TV and a service to match, but content can be hard to come by. Virgin Media is addressing this, with today's revelation of a new 3D movie line-up available at no extra cost. The company has inked deals with Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney, to supply 3D films for its Virgin Media 3D On Demand …
Caleb Cox, 18 Apr 2011
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So, what's the best sci-fi film never made?

Note: Nominations are now closed. Thanks for the stampede of sugestions. We're now ploughing through the lot to make the final selection for the poll. Watch this space... We know a lot of you are sci-fi buffs, and have your own personal feelings on what would make the ultimate sci-fi movie. The recent news that Paramount will …
Lester Haines, 15 Apr 2011
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Paramount buries Dune remake

The planned Paramount Pictures movie adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune has been cancelled. The attempt to get the 1965 sci-fi classic once again adapted for the silver screen came to nothing after more than a year of development. Paramount had recruited Taken helmsman Pierre Morel to direct. Richard Rubinstein, who controls …
Lester Haines, 23 Mar 2011

Seagate media player streams HD video to goggle boxes

Seagate's FreeAgent Theater home media player can now deliver streamed video to your TV from YouTube, Netflix and other internet sources. The FreeAgent Home Theater is a combination of an HD media player and a FreeAgent Go portable drive. Once it's connected to your PC, bundled software copies all of your media files to the Go …
Chris Mellor, 20 Apr 2010
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Shrek's Donkey poses with bustier-clad strumpet

DreamWorks and Paramount big-wigs are none too happy with a fashion shoot in men's mag VMan, featuring characters from the Shrek movie franchise cavorting with scantily-clad models. The studio powers that be gave VMan the green light for the spread, apparently hoping for some top exposure before the imminent release of Shrek: …
Lester Haines, 15 Apr 2010
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Paramount movies tip up on MSN Video

MSN UK is to carry full-length films from Paramount on the new MSN Video Player. Launched in the UK a month ago, MSN Video carries about 1,000 hours of TV programmes and clips, lots of clips, and trailers, lots of trailers, and music videos. Hardly a match then for BBC iPlayer - and probably it never will be. But Project …
Hard Reg, 14 Apr 2010

Seagate preloads FreeAgent Go with 20 Paramount movies

Seagate is sexing up its FreeAgent Go external drives with 20 pre-loaded Paramount Pictures movies costing $9.99 to unlock. A weekend report in the US edition of the Financial Times revealed the new way of selling drives by Seagate and quoted Darcy Clarkson, Seagate's VP for sales and marketing. He was responding to the point …
Chris Mellor, 12 Apr 2010
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Memory maker to sell films on Flash

Memory specialist Kingston Technology is to sell movies on memory cards. In a deal announced with Paramount last night, the company will pre-load the cards with full-length films. The devil will surely be in the detail, and that's probably why neither Kingston nor Paramount provided any. Which movies will be included? When …
Tony Smith, 6 Nov 2009
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Star Trek halted by pig plague

Paramount has postponed the scheduled 8 May Mexican launch of JJ Abrams' Star Trek, although the rest of the cinematic "major territories" will get to enjoy the film on that date, whether potential customers are still alive or not. The move follows Twentieth Century Fox's decision to knock back the Mexican release of X-Men …
Lester Haines, 29 Apr 2009
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Paramount deal paves digital cinema roll-out

Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures announced a direct-to-exhibitors digital movie deal on Thursday in what it claimed marked an industry first. The move, which applies only to the US and Canada, is designed to speed the roll-out of digital and 3-D projection systems in cinema theatres. Instead of working through integrators …
John Leyden, 23 Jan 2009

Paramount, DreamWorks rip up HD DVD release list

Paramount has confirmed its last ever HD DVD releases will go on sale in the States on Tuesday, 4 March. From then on, it's DVD and Blu-ray Disc only. And DreamWorks Animation has clearly had word from Toshiba: it's knocking its HD DVD release schedule on the head too, including the Bee Movie disc, originally due to go on sale …
Tony Smith, 29 Feb 2008

Shrek studio looks to Toshiba to untie HD DVD bond

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has confirmed the rumours: the company was "well-compensated" for its decision to offer movies only on HD DVD - a format it will continue to back, despite Toshiba's decision to abandon it. Katzenberg, speaking to news agency Reuters, didn't reveal how much money his company had …
Tony Smith, 27 Feb 2008

Mole claims Toshiba to terminate HD DVD

Is Toshiba about to fall on its sword and announce the demise of HD DVD? That's certainly what one report citing an unnamed mole within the HD DVD camp is claiming, even though Toshiba itself is having none of it. The source mentioned by US Home Media Magazine claims that Toshiba could declare HD DVD dead in "a matter of weeks …
Tony Smith, 15 Feb 2008

Caught on camera: the Downfall of HD DVD

NSFW Act 3. Scene 1. The enemy forces are moving ever closer. Trapped within the bunker, the minds behind a daring attempt to win world domination ponder their final downfall... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Hilarious. YouTube poster Sacolton, we salute you.
Tony Smith, 15 Jan 2008

Paramount puts down HD DVD dump rumour

Hollywood-based Paramount Studios has denied claims that it will be dropping the HD DVD format and returning to Blu-ray Disc. In an email sent to Bloomberg, Paramount spokeswoman Brenda Ciccone said: "Paramount's current plan is to continue to support the HD DVD format." The comment was a direct result of speculation that the …
Scott Snowden, 8 Jan 2008

Paramount poised to drop HD DVD

Paramount Studios could soon drop its support of HD DVD following Warner's recent backing of Sony's Blu-ray technology, effectively killing off HD-DVD and bring the format war to a definitive end. According to the Financial Times, in a story that broke only a few hours ago, Paramount is understood to have a clause in its …
Scott Snowden, 8 Jan 2008

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