As online video rapidly replaces traditional TV, none of us have a clear picture of what the future of video and advertising will look like. Investing in technology is a bit like sending drones into the deep end of the ocean – only we’re hoping to chart a path to video monetization and personalized viewing experiences. It’s a progressive, yet...

LOS ANGELES (June 14, 2017): DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is pleased to announce it will present its first "Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology” to Academy Award winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.  DEG created the Innovation Award to recognize female executives in the fields...

Analyzing, managing, marketing, and selling catalog titles in a worldwide digital marketplace is challenging due to lack of data, inefficient workflows, manual effort and the massive volume of availabilities. It costs a significant amount of time and money to get titles in to digital stores, but the vast majority of titles available around the world sit on the virtual back...

The future of television is all about delivering personalized online experiences that are curated for each and every viewer. Unfortunately, we have seen very little innovation, experimentation or offerings that meet this need. Although broadcasters have mastered the art of incorporating advertisements seamlessly into linear programming when delivering OTT streams, why aren't they using that same technology to accomplish basic requirements like ad...

NEW YORK (April 23, 2017): DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is pleased to announce four finalists for its first "Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology,” which recognizes female executives in the fields of entertainment and technology who have made a significant contribution to the industry. Finalists for the inaugural Hedy Lamarr Award are Geena Davis, Founder and Chair,...

Astell&Kern, Bluesound, MQA, Pioneer Onkyo USA and Qobuz to participate in a variety of consumer and trade activities LOS ANGELES (March 30, 2017) – As part of its ongoing efforts to support the launch of Hi-Res Audio (HRA), DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) announced that five leading audio companies joined the association and will participate on its HRA Committee. In addition to having sponsored...

Association Welcomes Broad Green Pictures, Ericsson, FandangoNOW, The Great Courses, and Premiere Digital LOS ANGELES (March 23, 2017) – Home entertainment’s leading trade association, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) announced today the addition of five new member companies: Broad Green Pictures, Ericsson, FandangoNOW, The Great Courses, and Premiere Digital. “The DEG welcomes its five new member companies, all of whom represent...

While debate swirls around the sequential dating of movies in release windows, I would like to focus for a moment not on the sequence of windows and the creation of new windows, but instead on the current and critical importance of release date decision making within specific windows. [caption id="attachment_952" align="alignright" width="204"] Bob Levin, Screen Engine/ASI[/caption] The choice of a movie's theatrical opening date plays a singularly significant role...

Committee to Provide Cohesive Voice for the Home Entertainment Industry Acrss All Digital and Physical Platforms LOS ANGELES (Feb. 9, 2017) – DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group today announced its incoming Communications Committee for the coming term.  Representing digital and physical platforms within the home entertainment ecosystem, the Communications Committee will develop strategies that align with the priorities of the home...

Here we are again, in the heart of Oscar season, when every year theories fly fast and furious about the business impact of being nominated for, and winning, Oscars. It's difficult to find two analysts or executives who would agree on an answer to the awards campaign question, "What is the effect of spending money chasing an Academy Award?" Keep...