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Streaming continues to increase among all age groups, and nearly half of consumers say the services they’re using were acquired in just the last six months. This is good news for providers in the video space. Or, is it? [caption id="attachment_4121" align="alignleft" width="200"] Paige Hayes | PwC[/caption] While it’s true that cord cutting has more momentum than ever—the number of people who...

For the entirety of its history, watchable content has been confined. Boxed in the borders of a television, walled off behind a subscription fee, and tethered to the wall. Now, content is truly borderless. [caption id="attachment_4020" align="alignright" width="195"] Morgan Fiumi | Deluxe[/caption] Today, content fits every screen, travels to every region, and is available at any time. And there are no signs...

As industry executives, it’s a good idea to sometimes step back from the day to day and ‘act’ like a consumer in our world.  Donna Thomas, SVP, Sales at Vubiquity is a dynamic executive by day, and by night, put on her consumer hat to talk about 4K  from her armchair…  I absolutely love TV! I watch way too much, but...

(Above) Source: Screen Engine/ASI [caption id="attachment_848" align="alignright" width="177"] Mark Orne                    Screen Engine/ASI[/caption]   With the launch of the Movies Anywhere service in October 2017, home entertainment consumers gained a new cloud storage option for watching the films in their digital collections. While the original service, known as Disney Movies Anywhere  (DMA), provided a convenient...

(Above, Danny Kaye accepts Fox Innovation Lab's induction into the Variety Home Entertainment & Digital Hall of Fame, with Ericsson's Mark Russell. Photo credit: Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)   BY GREG TARR SPECIAL TO DEG Danny Kaye, executive VP and managing director for Fox Innovation Lab, is on a mission to help content creators put their work in front of consumers on as many screens as possible,...

Venture's priorities are protecting content value and removing friction from the digital supply chain Studio veteran Richard Berger believes his job as President and CEO of MovieLabs the perfect vantage point from which to focus on industrywide efforts to grow the business of digital content distribution. Six months into his leadership of the technology joint venture founded in 2006 by six...

HBO Chairman & CEO Richard Plepler (top l.) will keynote DEG's Spring Membership Meeting on April 4 at HBO's Manhattan headquarters. Following the keynote, analyst Michael Nathanson (top r.), Founding Partner & Senior Research Analyst, MoffettNathanson Research, and Mitch Lowe, CEO of MoviePass, will participate in a fireside chat titled "The Siren Call of Subscription." Nathanson and Lowe, who previously was President...

Alliance Strives to Engage Consumers and the Press to Broaden the Marketplace for UHD Five months after being named the first full-time President of the UHD Alliance, veteran consumer electronics executive Mike Fidler will lead the inter-industry group into CES with a broad mission to expand membership, increase consumer education and maximize device interoperability in service of improved user experience. UHDA will host a pre-party...

This post excerpts a December 5 research report by Michael Nathanson, Senior Research Analyst, MoffettNathanson Research, and his team, focusing on key takeaways for investors heading into 2018. For more information, please visit www.moffettnathanson.com. Last week, we toured Hollywood and met with a broad cross-section of the film and television production industry. Unlike any other prior trip, we came away convinced...

As subscribers to Netflix, Hulu and other subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services continue to increase, so too does the amount of time viewers watch television and movies on their TVs, personal computers and mobile devices. In fact, consumers viewed one more hour per week of television and movie content in August of 2017 than they did the previous year. “Digital content continues...

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