BBC will not drop HD DVD

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.

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whoelse4672d ago

being the BBC, they let other companies and consumers decide and probably wont jump until the last minute before the ship sinks.

decapitator4672d ago (Edited 4672d ago )

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 ?

mikeslemonade4672d ago

Planet Earth sold as much if not better on HD-DVD than Blu-ray.

monks4672d ago

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

Lucreto4672d ago

Warner publish BBC content so unless they change that they may support HD-DVD but their work will be out on Blu-ray.

wallace10004672d ago (Edited 4672d ago )

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.

gameforall4672d ago (Edited 4672d ago )

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.

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