It looks like BBC is planing to continue releasing on both HD DVD and Blu-ray. BBC Video is released under Warner Bros. and it was believed that they would follow WB and go Blu-ray exclusive.
being the BBC, they let other companies and consumers decide and probably wont jump until the last minute before the ship sinks.
Yeah but they are also just prolonging the war. Toshiba along with it's supporters are in a pretty bad situation as it stands right now. It would be smart to wave a white flag before they go down in shame.
Either way, format war needs to end if it hasn't already done so.
EDIT: BBC are making great profits from each sides as of right now so they see no reason why they would want to drop them. But for how long though ?
Planet Earth sold as much if not better on HD-DVD than Blu-ray.
i dont think they care either way and this is the way the BBC has always been hear in the UK because they are a public funded company
Warner publish BBC content so unless they change that they may support HD-DVD but their work will be out on Blu-ray.
For the record i think Planet Earth is great. BBC are probably happy selling on both formats right now. I don't think they will jump ship until they have too because they don't offer a huge selection of titles in HD or Blu.
so cannot exclude one format. Look at it's iPlayer which was original Windows only, but had to be made compatible for Mac and Linux.
BBC CANNOT drop HD DVD. As gameforall says, I think UK law prevents them from favoring either format. That is what I kept hearing when Warner dropped them.
Theres no rule saying that. Still planet earth sold very well on HD DVD and BBC need all the money they can get
I'm not sure such a law exists either. Just because they are publicly funded. I also don't see that they are supporting them both because they need the cash. The BBC aren't going anywhere. If things got tough the license fee I'm sure, would be increased. Along with every other damn tax these days...
BBC Drops Hd-DVD Like A Hot Potato. No?
sucks BALLS anyways
I would imagine that the Planet Earth series caters to a more mature market, perhaps that's why it sells so well with the HD-DVD crowd who's not necessarily buying into a gaming console.
Granted that's not necessarily me, I have the HD-DVD add-on but I am 40.
I think a lot of people also buy Planet Earth even if they aren't interested in Discovery documentaries because the picture is amazing. Even if you hate nature, you would probably enjoy hating it more in fantastic hidef because then you can see every detail of what you hate :-P
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