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About the DEG Europe

DEG_europe_logoDEG: The Digital Entertainment Group Europe is the pan-European industry association focused on the home entertainment sector.

Sister organisation to the DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group operating in the US, our members include 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, ASG, Cinram, Dolby Europe Limited, HBO Home Entertainment International, Lionsgate UK, Paramount Home Entertainment, Rovi Corporation, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony DADC, Technicolor, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Video and Universal Pictures.

The DEG Europe offers a forum for member companies to engage in discussions concerning various issues and opportunities relating to emerging digital technologies, supply chain, and promoting both new and established formats.

The group also commissions research and monitors industry trends to help keep members a step ahead in a rapidly evolving landscape.

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In terms of structure, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group Europe is organised into several sub-committees undertaking work within the following broad categories: Communications and Research, Emerging Platforms, Digital Supply Chain and Supply Chain Efficiencies – with a Board overseeing the entire group.


The DEG Europe board of directors is the executive decision-making body of the organisation. The board drives the direction of the wider group and is headed up by Jonathan Beardsworth (Technicolor) and Nicola Pearcey (Lionsgate). Biographies for the chairs can be seen below:

Jonathan Beardsworth

Jonathan Beardsworth serves as vice president of sales and marketing for Technicolor Home Entertainment Services & Creative Services Europe. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s business with all clients in the replication and distribution of Blu-ray, DVDs and Xbox products, along with Media Services, Digital Cinema and Post Production.

Nicola Pearcey

Nicola Pearcey has been responsible for the development of the home entertainment operation at Lionsgate UK since 2006, following the acquisition of Redbus. Nicola oversees all packaged media and digital distribution in addition to home entertainment acquisitions and developments.


The DEG Europe’s Supply Chain Efficiencies (SCE) committee is tasked with reducing the industry’s carbon footprint and driving costs out of the supply chain. The SCE committee is a cross-industry working group featuring content providers, replicators, technology manufacturers and distributors.

The DEG Europe’s Emerging Platforms (EP) committee is responsible for educating members on new platforms and content formats within the industry.

The Communications and Research (CAR) committee tracks market trends and sales in the home entertainment industry. The group reports on the latest sales information for physical media and digital content.

The Digital Supply Chain (DSC) committee focuses on improving efficiencies in the digital supply chain by sharing key learnings and working towards applying best practices.