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 […]

Blu-ray Continues to Perform

There continues to be talk in the home entertainment industry about how Blu-ray will fare in coming years in the face of increasing competition from VOD and SVOD. The perennial question: Won’t physical media formats eventually be replaced by the ubiquity of VOD and digital portals? Possibly, but that day won’t be here anytime soon. […]

Report from the Digital Media Pipeline 2013

One of the chief messages of the day, a common theme which seemed to inform every panel, every discussion and every presentation — Change is constant. And change in the world of content delivery, whether that was movies, games, or television shows, presents both challenges AND opportunities for studios, distributors, technology partners and filmmakers alike. […]

Giant Happenings at the EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline

We’ll post more about this in a future blog, but we wanted to share a glimpse into the Entertainment Merchants Association’s Digital Media Pipeline 2013, held Tuesday, September 24 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. Reported attendance topped 500 industry executives from every part of the mediascape including technology partners (like Giant), studios, digital […]

Blog Reprint: Top 10 Reasons DVD Has Legs

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 latest data from 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 […]

What We Tell Our Clients About Blu-ray

Periodically we are asked by a client to brief them about the state of the home entertainment marketplace. It’s interesting to look back at these research efforts to see if the reality matches up with industry projections. Case in point: One such project in January, 2011 which we completed for a major studio considering an […]

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