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When it comes to streaming video and content packaging, “one size fits all” doesn’t exist. Today’s consumers thrive on customized recommendations: they’re happiest when they’re given a bespoke solution that’s been tailor-made for their needs. That’s why subscription-based models, which allow customers to subscribe to the media plan that’s right for them, are booming. [caption id="attachment_2391" align="alignleft" width="266"] Jason Friedlander   ...

DTV Europe, in partnership with Sony DADC New Media Solutions, recently  surveyed senior industry figures from over 40 countries, including IPTV providers, cable and satellite pay TV operators, OTT service providers, broadcasters and other players in the value chain to share their views on how far they have progressed with cloud migration, what they expect to happen in the future,...

Robin Tarufelli is Deloitte’s Managing Director, Media & Entertainment and a founding member of  DEG's Canon Club, Where Women in Home Entertainment Meet. Here, she offers perspective for executive women who may be exploring the next step in their careers and are interested in increasing the female footprint in predominantly male boardrooms.  The days of all-male corporate boards are dwindling, and while...

The summer box office came up short in 2017 and a variety of theories have been circulating inside Hollywood as to the cause of the decline. On average, the top 20 movies released between May and August of this year opened to revenues that were 15 percent lower than the set of top films that opened between May and August...

By Greg Tarr Special to DEG When Apple opted not to include 4K Ultra HD support in its last Apple TV media adapter two years ago, the move was viewed by many as a logical one considering the small percentage of 4K Ultra HDTV owners at the time, and Apple's well-known reluctance to support incomplete technology trends. The maker of the iPhone also...

Many are pressing play, but who’s willing to pay? In the past year, digital video viewing is on the rise for both free and paid content. And more teens are willing to pay for digital content, with 63% saying they purchased digital video in the past year, up from just 45% in 2016. Despite the rise in digital video consumption, however,...

Who is winning? Listeners are, of course. Over the past year streaming passed AM/FM as the most popular mode for music listening. There is now a music streaming offer tailored to every listener, whether ad-supported or on-demand. Massive catalogs are the standard, complemented by increasingly sophisticated features such as curated playlists, connections to social media platforms, podcasts and music videos....

By Dade Hayes Special to DEG Film lovers are a patient lot. Decades ago, they would wait months, if not years, until their local repertory cinema brought back cherished titles. Then, the video age ushered in ways to get a fix away from theatres, mainly via physical discs and set-top video on demand. Today, as technology brings constant streaming and OTT innovation, there...

By Greg Tarr Special to DEG High dynamic range (HDR) is here and its poised to change forever, and for the better, the picture quality we’ve come to expect on our television screens. Only three years into the launch of the first HDR-capable displays, sales are achieving significant momentum, even as overall TV unit shipments are in decline. Importantly, this new technology launch has...

Who would have guessed that physical entertainment would make such a comeback?  At the end of 2016, retail sales of physical books increased by 3 percent, while records on vinyl continued to prosper with double-digit growth and over 13 million units sold in 2016. The same can be said for movies on disc, with the launch of Blu-ray/4K formats injecting new life...

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