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Studios said hoping to lure Amazon into UltraViolet videos

12/14, 6:30pm

Amazon may put Instant Video on UltraViolet

Movie studios are trying to get Amazon Instant Video on to the new UltraViolet cross-platform movie rights system, insiders divulged Wednesday. At least Sony and Warner Bros. were said by Bloomberg sources to be negotiating a deal. In ideal circumstances, a viewer could buy a Blu-ray or a digital format movie and have rights to play it on the Kindle Fire or another Amazon-friendly device.

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Disney's Iger won't be at iCloud launch, talks iTunes

06/02, 12:15pm

Disney CEO discusses iCloud and iTunes

Disney head Bob Iger in his discussion at D9 said he wouldn't be on stage for Apple's iCloud unveiling. While he liked the idea of having a media locker as it got around storage limits, he gave a direct "no" to the idea he might show on June 6. The talk didn't rule out prospects of iCloud video lockers but cast doubt on there being a need for public support from a movie studio.

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UltraViolet media locker may allow DVD scanning for access

03/14, 8:30am

UltraViolet may use DVD scans to get movie rights

The UltraViolet digital media standard could use a customer's own DVDs as a way of giving them permanent access to a movie, insiders said Monday. Partners in the group are mulling an option for users to scan in their DVDs and get access to any movie that matches up with the UV library. The approach described to CNET would be a way of encouraging viewers to get into the UV system without forcing them to give up an existing catalog.

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UltraViolet play-anywhere DRM spec finished

01/06, 4:15am

UltraViolet group says format ready

The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) group on Wednesday completed the format for UltraViolet, its proposed cross-platform digital rights system. Under the finished model, users will have access to their content on 12 separate devices that support UltraViolet, no matter who made them. Viewers would also have rights to stream content and play a given title on a physical disc.

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