Items tagged with Paramount

A group of motivated (and distraught) Star Trek fans have banded together to completely restore the Enterprise D Bridge set that Paramount had destroyed after it finished filming Star Trek: Generations. The non-profit group reckons it will need precisely $240,000 to get the job done, the exact amount it's seeking on crowd funding site Indiegogo, which is just a fraction of the $600,000 the set originally cost in the 1990s. If the group is able to raise enough funds and restore the Enterprise, it will open the project to the public for meetings, movie showings, fundraisers, tours, fan filming, and... Read more...
Much like Western Digital's My Book line of external hard drives, Seagate's FreeAgent range has been pretty successful over the years. Here recently, the external HDD market has really heated up, with even 2.5" drives approaching the 1TB mark and enclosures becoming more port-filled and stylish all the while. One thing that companies have yet to do, however, is bundle any software or multi-media in with the drives in order to offer some differentiation, but all of that is changing with the new 500GB FreeAgent Go. The company calls their new partnership with Paramount an "industry first," and we... Read more...
Thanks to a new partnership between Kingston and Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE), a division of Paramount Pictures, you'll have another option for purchasing your favorite movies: flash memory. Instead of buying a traditional DVD or Blu-ray Disc, the two companies are hoping you'll like their new offer to purchase movies on Kingston USB drives and SD cards. Full-length motion picture feature films will be available to consumers as part of a bundle package and for sale. “This unique agreement enables PDE to make available its entertainment offerings on USB and SD cards,” said Alex Carloss,... Read more...
Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate have jointly announced the launch of Epix, an online HD streaming service and HD TV station that will make it possible for users to watch films from these three studios for free in HD. Although currently in private beta, Epix will offer movies from each of these studios via a cable TV network channel as well as through an online, on-demand 720p streaming website, Epixhd.com. While Epix may appear similar to Hulu at first glance, Epix is different in that it has no advertising. Better yet, you won’t see any extra charges on your cable bill with Epix and you’ll get to... Read more...
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced that the firm has signed a licensing agreement with Paramount Licensing Inc. granting rights to manufacture and market USB Flash drives based on Paramount Pictures movie title, “The Godfather.”The company expects to begin shipping its first GODFATHER USB Flash drives this month, which will be preloaded with memorable quotes and still photos from the feature film. Additional new models based on “The Godfather” theme will follow in 2009.The drives will be available in capacities from... Read more...
Well the winner of the "Who wants to be listed in Wikipedia next to the Betamax format" sweepstakes appears to be HD-DVD.  Paramount  has decided to follow Warner Brother's recent decision to support Blu-ray and is going to drop its support of the HD-DVD format. Warner's decision last week to throw its weight behind Blu-ray saw it join Walt Disney, 20th Century Fox and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as backers of the Sony format.The Warner move gives Blu-ray about 70 per cent of Hollywood's output, although the format's grip on film content will increase further when Paramount comes aboard.It is... Read more...
Rumors of the death of HD-DVD have been - well, you know the old saying.  Recent moves by retailers like Blockbuster have led to speculation about the demise of HD-DVD.  Today, however, Paramount gave HD-DVD a needed boost, by saying, rather than releasing titles on both Blu-ray and HD-DVD, as they had decided in 2005, they were switching to HD-DVD support exclusively. Paramount had sold titles in both the new high-definition formats -- HD DVD and Blu-Ray -- but settled exclusively on HD DVD after deciding that it offered better quality, lower-priced players and lower manufacturing costs, Kelley... Read more...