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 […]

UHD Blu-ray Off To A Fast Start

There’s a fair amount of buzz in the home entertainment industry about the prospects for UHD Blu-ray. Many of Giant’s clients have begun enacting their own strategy in this area, but a question often asked, however, is how the new format will fare in the marketplace, particularly among consumers who may be experiencing format fatigue […]

On Super Tuesday, Vote Early, Vote Often (For the Home Media Magazine Nominees)*

As we do every year, we’re pleased to support our clients in the Home Media Magazine Awards, which recognize excellence in Blu-ray and DVD . Through April 15, film and TV fans and home entertainment enthusiasts can visit www.HomeMediaMagazine.com/awards-vote to select their favorite DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles of 2015, nominated by studios and distributors. […]

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 […]

NETFLIX Leads the Pack, and Possibly the Future

Back in January, 2013, the future of Netflix was less than certain. Coming out of the Quikster misstep, and with increasing competition from the launch of rival services such as Amazon Prime Instant Video and Hulu Plus, not everyone was optimistic about the path forward for the nation’s biggest and best-known streaming service. Even I, […]

“…[O]n the cusp of the next major evolutionary growth phase…”

If you draw a circle which contains all things entertainment and a second which contains all things technology, the area where those things overlap (the venerable and oft-used Venn diagram) would be the NAB Show, just now wrapping up in Las Vegas. Reports from the Giants who attended this annual Las Vegas event tell of […]

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 […]

Everybody Does it…Binge-Viewing Has Officially Gone Mainstream

The panel, made up of a number of research executives from several leading cable channels, was in agreement: The increasingly popular consumer habit of ‘binge-viewing’ of TV shows was not detrimental to the quality of their content or their business models. Indeed, it was, in fact, a significant positive. Whether it be via Netflix or […]

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: […]

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