Mr. Tadashi Okamura, President and CEO of Toshiba Corporation, said: "We are delighted that the HD DVD format has been independently endorsed by Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, New Line Cinema, and Warner Bros. Studios.
We sought to contribute to development of the format through a close dialogue with Hollywood studios and extensive technical discussions within the DVD Forum
, an approach that has been validated by these endorsements.
"HD DVD offers the necessary combination of picture quality, content security and advanced features, including interactivity, plus reasonable manufacturing costs.
We believe this is why HD DVD is gaining broad acceptance and has won the support of each of these four leading studios," Mr. Okamura