Disney and Sony Sign Major Deal Allowing Sony To Take Over Disney’s Physical Media Production

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According to The Digitalbits, Disney and Sony have just inked a major deal for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to take over all of Disney’s physical media production going forward.

This means that Sony will handle and oversee the actual authoring and compression of discs, work with the replicators and packaging vendors, and oversee the titles as they go out to the distributors and on to retailers.

This deal makes sense for Disney for several reasons, not the least of which is that Sony is far more efficient and cost-effective at producing their discs, whereas Disney’s physical media operation has been subject to no small amount of internal organizational turmoil recently.

Ironically, Disney turning over their physical media operation to Sony means that a lot of these people are likely to lose their jobs, which is regrettable.

#Clique, what are your thoughts on Sony and Disney’s new deal?

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