Warner picks Blu-ray
Warner Bros. Entertainment has decided it will release films only on the Blu-ray format, the company said Friday.
That means it will stop issuing films playable using the competing HD-DVD technology.
Sony Corp. makes the Blu-ray, while the HD-DVD is backed by Toshiba Corp. and Microsoft Corp.
Warner will stop issuing HD-DVD movies at the end of May, the company said.
While a win for Sony, both sides have had victories in the technology fight.
In August, Paramount Pictures Corp. and DreamWorks Animation SKG backed HD-DVD.
In November, Sony head Howard Stringer said the Blu-ray was in a "stalemate" with the competing HD-DVD format."It's a difficult fight," he said.
With files from Associated Press