UHD Blu-ray Capabilities Require Workflow Adjustments

While much or recent press has focused on the rapid growth in OTT, streaming media and digital entertainment, industry watchers shouldn’t overlook that there are some exciting, new things cooking over in physical home entertainment. UHD Blu-ray, the new ultra high definition physical format experienced some strong sales and vibrant sales growth during the 2016 holiday shopping […]

DEG Numbers Report Good News for Home Entertainment

The Digital Entertainment Group’s very positive YOY Q2 numbers were reported in a number of publications, including Variety and Home Media Magazine. Consumers reversed the seemingly inexorable trend downward by showing a renewed interest in Blu-ray, DVD, EST and VOD, which is welcome news for everyone — studio executives, VOD platforms and digital studios (like […]

Giant Interactive Acquires Leading Developer Jargon Technologies

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2016   GIANT INTERACTIVE ACQUIRES LEADING DEVELOPER JARGON TECHNOLOGIES New York — Giant Interactive, a pioneer in innovative digital services, creative content and interactive media services, today announced the acquisition of Jargon Technologies, a leader in advanced technology for home video distribution, development and services capabilities for Blu-ray™, […]

Five Classic Holiday Films We’d Like To See On UHD Blu-ray

There’s a fair amount of optimism in the home entertainment industry that the films and TV shows on Ultra-High-Definition Blu-ray Disc will reenvigorate the physical media category. While this may not happen in time for the holiday buying season 2015, just a short eighteen days from wrapping up, it will definitely be in full swing […]

It LIVES! 7 Reasons Physical Media Beats VOD

While the transformation of the home entertainment industry from packaged media (Blu-ray & DVD) to a more complex mix of SVOD, DTO and disc, research shows that consumers are still acquiring physical media. As reported by Home Media Magazine, “Despite the growth in connected hardware and increase in electronic sellthrough, transactional VOD and streaming options, more […]

If the Majority of Americans Still Own VCRs, What’s Is Future of Disc and Digital?

As 2014 begins and the home entertainment and media world continues to evolve, it’s interesting to note exactly where we, as an industry, have been and take a peek ahead to where we’re likely headed. Our roadmap? A December, 2013 Gallup poll which NBCnews.com published for a story about potential 4K TVs. (Forget 4K TVs: […]

A Giant Year in Discs

For those outside the media business, may seem difficult to believe that the things we do at Giant are, in fact, work. Who wouldn’t like to watch movies and TV all day long and get paid for it? In actuality, only the QC teams watch film and TV all day long (hat tip to the […]

Fear Not, Viewers — DVD Ain’t Going Anywhere!

Anyone who has been following the evolution of the home entertainment market is aware that Blu-ray and digital are both trending up, while DVD is heading down. The Digital Entertainment Group, the home entertainment industry’s leading advocacy group, delivers the details. Consumer spending in the home entertainment sector rose 1.43% with both Blu-ray, which saw […]

Studios Skip ‘bonus’ At Their Own Peril!

Are ‘bonus’ features required or optional for a killer DVD or Blu-ray Disc release? Will they eventually disappear from discs entirely? For me, the answer is simple. ‘Bonus’ is what makes a disc release special. I’m always a little frustrated, as are others, by the rental ‘special’ versions which don’t have any ‘bonus’ at all […]

Making Waves In the Home Entertainment Business

With the all the news about expanding VOD solutions and new VOD platforms debuting, seemingly every day, it would be easy to think that discs’ sales revenue had dropped off a cliff. And yet, this isn’t the case. One need look no further than Home Media Magazine‘s retail sales chart for the latest reporting week […]

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