National Geographic goes Blu-ray exclusive

National Geographic goes Blu-ray - Image 1It looks like Warner’s choice to support Blu-ray has swayed yet another one of its distribution partners to follow suit. We’ve just learned that National Geographic will be dropping HD-DVD in favor of Blu-ray.

More on this development after the jump!

National Geographic goes Blu-ray - Image 1With Warner supporting Blu-ray, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before its distribution partners followed suit. We’ve recently learned that National Geographic has also joined the Blu-ray club, opting to drop HD-DVD support in favor of Blu-ray.

According to the report we found, a spokesperson confirmed that the company would no longer release titles in HD-DVD, though there are no plans to make a formal announcement or press release regarding the matter. This support for Blu-ray is evidenced by their upcoming release, Sharkwater, being Blu-ray exclusive.

This isn’t to say, however, that all National Geographic-related titles will become Blu-ray only. Films that are co-produced by National Geographic but distributed by other companies will be unaffected by the decision to go Blu-ray exclusive.

As a result of this news, BBC is now the last remaining Warner-distributed company to maintain format neutrality. At this rate, however, it seems likely that BBC will also make a decision on its choice of format soon.

Via High Def Digest

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