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 […]

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 […]

2015 Home Media Magazine Awards Ballot — Vote Early & Often

Each year we look forward to seeing the ballot for the Home Media Magazine Awards. It’s exciting to see the projects on which we’ve collaborated with our clients receive recognition from our industry peers. 2015 is no different. Several of our productions appear in the list of nominations: Best Documentary : Act of Killing (Cinedigm) Best Indie : Escape […]

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 […]

Increasingly, the Name of the Game is VOD

Despite some promising disc sales numbers as we near the end of 2013, the VOD segment shows not sign of halting its growth or lessening its assumption of an increasing share of the home entertainment ecosystem. For studios and major distributors, this has a direct effect on the bottom line, with fewer discs being sold […]

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 […]

Is DVD Going Extinct?

There’s been a great deal of talk lately about the coming supremacy of streaming over the disc. One of the most authoritative, seen on Techcrunch.com, radiated excitement in “Report: More Movies Will be Streamed Than Watched on Disc in 2012”. In short, “…more viewers will stream movies than watch them on disc, an inflection point […]

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