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We’ve often written about the award-winning movies you can watch on Blu-ray Disc, but this time we’re pleased to report that the format itself is to receive an Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that it will honour Panasonic Corporation, Royal Philips Electronics, Sony Corporation, and TDK Corporation with an Emmy for their work on the format.
Development of Blu-ray Disc technology started way back in 1997, with the first prototypes from Panasonic, Philips and Sony being unveiled in 2000. The Blu-ray project was formally announced in 2002, and the Blu-ray Disc Association founded in 2004. Now, over six years later, over 1.4 billion Blu-ray pre-recorded discs, 188 million Blu-ray recordable/rewritable discs, 50 million Blu-ray players, 41 million PlayStation 3s and 25 million Blu-ray PC optical units have been produced.