Paramount Denies That It Will Drop HD DVD
Yesterday I brought word that Paramount had a purported clause in its contract with HD DVD that would allow it to drop support should Warner Bros. go Blu-ray, and it was set to follow suit. That, combined with the numerous other recent defections was essentially the last straw, and certain doom was all but assured for the Toshiba and Microsoft backed format.
Now, Bloomberg is reporting that Paramount has denied that it will be dropping support of HD DVD.
“Paramount’s current plan is to continue to support the HD DVD format,” Brenda Ciccone, a spokeswoman for Paramount, said in an e-mail yesterday.
It’s hard to say where things go from here. Considering that the e-mail made no attempt to shoot down the aforementioned contract clause (or, if it was, it was completely omitted from the Bloomberg story), it’s still possible that Paramount will drop HD DVD and is simply waiting to make its own announcement.
Looks like we can’t stick a fork in HD DVD just yet.