DEG Adds Seven New Member Companies

DEG Adds Seven New Member Companies

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LOS ANGELES (April 25, 2016) – Home entertainment’s leading trade association, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) announced today the addition of seven new member companies: Giant Interactive, Giraffic, Midnight Oil, MusicWatch, My Eye Media, PBS Distribution and TiVo.

“The DEG welcomes its seven new member companies, all of whom represent the evolving nature of the home entertainment industry,” said Amy Jo Smith, President, DEG. “We look forward to incorporating their unique perspectives to grow our business and reach our mutual goals.”

GIANT INTERACTIVE has been a provider of innovative services for our clients and partners including HBO, The Weinstein Company, CBS, Lionsgate, Warner Bros., Cinedigm, RLJ Entertainment, Acorn Media, MLB, NHL and many others. Recently acquired Jargon Technologies is an established leader in advanced software development for emerging media platforms such as Blu-ray, iOS, Android, Windows and Connected TV. With offices in Los Angeles, New York and Denver, Giant Interactive offers its clients worldwide digital platform delivery, OTT and streaming applications as well as Ultra HD BD, Blu-ray and DVD authoring. Visit www.giant-interactive.com for more information.

GIRAFFIC is the inventor of Adaptive Video Acceleration™ (AVA™) – a new client-side network throughput optimization technology that enables consumer electronic (CE) devices to deliver High Definition and 4K video, without re-buffering pauses or streaming resolution reduction. With 10’s of millions of activated devices in over 120 countries, Giraffic’s ground breaking AVA technology has become the de-facto standard on Smart TVs and validated and benchmarked by the world’s leading manufacturers, such as LG and Samsung. Giraffic’s technology is now making ways into mobile devices, and is available in the next generation of CE devices, including Smart TVs, Set-Top-Boxes, Tablets and Smartphones. Visit www.giraffic.com for more information.

MIDNIGHT OIL is a dynamic marketing agency dedicated to forming connections that matter through experiences that inspire. As a team of strategic thinkers, creative artists and expert craftsmen, we take seriously our role as brand caretakers and culture makers. Visit www.moagency.com for more information.

MUSICWATCH provides in-depth music consumer research and analyst services for the entertainment industry. With more than ten years of trended data and new research released quarterly, MusicWatch helps clients understand the latest market trends, consumer purchasing and listening habits, including music streaming services, broadcast and satellite radio, and music devices. Visit www.musicwatchinc.com for more information.

MY EYE MEDIA My Eye Media is the leader in quality assurance, quality control and testing of all formats of digital motion picture content. The company’s deep understanding of the technical intricacies required for the digital landscape makes its work critical to major film studios, cable and satellite channels, streaming media providers and content library owners. My Eye Media was founded in 2004 and is the most advanced and experienced digital-file testing company in the world. The company operates from its 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, headquartered in the heart of the post-production district in Burbank, California. My Eye Media also manages a global workforce of technicians. Visit www.myeyemedia.com for more information.

PBS DISTRIBUTION is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers. PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns’s films, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming. PBS Distribution offers consumers high-quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming, and is also a leading source for factual content for international broadcast, cable, and satellite services. Visit www.pbsdistribution.org for more information.

TIVO is a global leader in next-generation television services. With global headquarters in San Jose, CA and offices in New York, NY, Durham, NC, and Warsaw, Poland, TiVo’s innovative cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions enable viewers to consume content across multiple screens in and out-of-the home. The TiVo solution provides an all-in-one approach for navigating the ‘content chaos’ by seamlessly combining live, recorded, on-demand and over-the-top television into one intuitive user interface with simple universal search, discovery, viewing and recording from a variety of devices, creating the ultimate viewing experience. TiVo products and services are available at retail or through a growing number of pay-TV operators worldwide. TiVo’s multiple subsidiary companies provide the broader television industry and consumer electronics manufacturers with set-top box, cloud-based video discovery and recommendation options, interactive advertising solutions, and audience research and measurement services. Visit www.tivo.com for more information.

For information on membership, please contact the DEG office at 424-248-3809.

The DEG advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels which support the movie, television, music, consumer electronics and IT industries.

DEG membership is comprised of: Akamai, Alchemy, Amazon, Anchor Bay Entertainment, BBC AMERICA, bitMAX, BluFocus, CenturyLink, Cinedigm Entertainment, Comcast, comScore, Cryptography Research, DTS Listen, Deloitte, Deluxe Digital, DirecTV, Dolby Laboratories, DreamWorks Animation, Giant Interactive, Giraffic Technologies, GfK Entertainment, Gibson Brands, Google play, HBO Home Entertainment, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, IMAX, Intel, Kaleidescape, LG Electronics USA, Lionsgate, MAI, Mediamorph, MGM, Microsoft, Midnight Oil, MovieLabs, Music Watch Inc., My Eye Media, Neustar Media, Nielsen Entertainment, NPD Group, One+K, Outpost Media, Panasonic, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Parrot Analytics, PBS Distribution, Philips Electronics, Playster, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RLJ Entertainment, Random Media, Redbox, Rovi, Samsung Electronics, Screen Engine/ASI, ScreenPlay, SellThruCo, Sony DADC, Sony Electronics, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Technicolor, The Orchard, TiVo, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Universal Operations Group, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, V2Solutions, Verizon Digital Media Services, Vubiquity, W2O Group, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Western Digital.



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