By Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel April 6, 2018 | Netflix Inc. is offering more than $300 million to buy a company that owns billboards across Los Angeles, including on West Hollywood’s famed Sunset Strip, a move that could help it save money maintaining a high profile in the world’s entertainment capital, according to people familiar with the matter. The purchase of Regency Outdoor Advertising,...

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...

By Tatiana Siegel April 5, 2018 | Nearly 45 years after his death, J.R.R. Tolkien scored the biggest Hollywood deal of 2017. Since the British author doesn't return phone calls anymore, it took a phalanx of lawyers and dealmakers to bring to fruition what is poised to be the most expensive TV show ever. On Nov. 13, Amazon Studios beat out Netflix for...

By Greg Tarr April 5, 2018 | Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc authoring systems developer Scenarist is using the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas this week to showcase the use of HDR10+ high dynamic range (HDR) on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, along with technology partners Samsung, Deluxe and ATEME. Read more on HD Guru.   RELATED ARTICLES: HDR Education Efforts Needed To Maintain 4K...

By Lacey Rose April 4, 2018 | When Ryan Murphy arrived at the Hollywood headquarters of Netflix on a stormy afternoon in January, the 53-year-old producer of such TV breakouts as Glee, The People v. O.J. Simpsonand seven installments of American Horror Story says he was expecting a tour of the streaming giant's luxe new space and "maybe a croissant." But coming in out of the rain,...

By Anousha Sakoui and Lucas Shaw April 2, 2018 | Netflix Inc. has turned heads in Hollywood by spending billions of dollars to lure filmmakers and viewers from rival TV networks. But it’s also frustrated competitors in a less-public way: by poaching talent and driving up pay. The streaming giant has lured scores of defectors by offering big increases in compensation. Recruits are securing...

(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,...

By Anita Busch [caption id="attachment_3978" align="alignleft" width="131"] Kathleen Gallagher[/caption] March 30, 2018 | Kathleen Gallagher has been upped to exec VP & managing director of North American for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE). She will now lead UPHE’s physical home entertainment business, including sales, operations, finance, customer marketing and distribution partnerships in the U.S. and Canada. Gallagher replaces longtime UPHE executive Dick Longwell who...