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Finding opportunities amid growth and fragmentation As new digital technologies, rising consumer expectations, and shifting cultural habits upend business models, many media companies find themselves struggling to adjust to the ongoing disruption. Consumers are seeking clarity, too. [caption id="attachment_2677" align="alignright" width="217"] Kevin Westcott | Deloitte[/caption] How can you respond to the developments now taking place across the industry and prepare for new...

Movies have always offered us a window into the future. From silent pictures to today’s special effects wizardry, film has consistently displayed our advances in technology. Yet while the technology of movie production continues to evolve, the technologies and approaches related to how cinema is marketed and monetized have not kept pace. Traditional models for distribution, marketing, ticket pricing, and...

Daniel Dobrygowski is Lead for Trust and Resilience, Future of Digital Economy and Society System Initiative, World Economic Forum. He delivered this keynote speech at DEG's Fall Membership Meeting on October 3, 2017, in Los Angeles.  I’m not here to talk to you about standards or to scare you with cybersecurity horror stories. Rather, I’m here to talk to you about...

Major security breaches have become an almost daily occurrence and pretty much all industries are at risk. But Hollywood content producers in particular have been recently targeted. Getting content before its official release can be a big payoff for hackers as it can be used to extort the content owners. Hundreds of millions are at stake due to impact on...

When it comes to streaming video and content packaging, “one size fits all” doesn’t exist. Today’s consumers thrive on customized recommendations: they’re happiest when they’re given a bespoke solution that’s been tailor-made for their needs. That’s why subscription-based models, which allow customers to subscribe to the media plan that’s right for them, are booming. [caption id="attachment_2391" align="alignleft" width="266"] Jason Friedlander   ...

DTV Europe, in partnership with Sony DADC New Media Solutions, recently  surveyed senior industry figures from over 40 countries, including IPTV providers, cable and satellite pay TV operators, OTT service providers, broadcasters and other players in the value chain to share their views on how far they have progressed with cloud migration, what they expect to happen in the future,...

Robin Tarufelli is Deloitte’s Managing Director, Media & Entertainment and a founding member of  DEG's Canon Club, Where Women in Home Entertainment Meet. Here, she offers perspective for executive women who may be exploring the next step in their careers and are interested in increasing the female footprint in predominantly male boardrooms.  The days of all-male corporate boards are dwindling, and while...

The summer box office came up short in 2017 and a variety of theories have been circulating inside Hollywood as to the cause of the decline. On average, the top 20 movies released between May and August of this year opened to revenues that were 15 percent lower than the set of top films that opened between May and August...

By Greg Tarr Special to DEG When Apple opted not to include 4K Ultra HD support in its last Apple TV media adapter two years ago, the move was viewed by many as a logical one considering the small percentage of 4K Ultra HDTV owners at the time, and Apple's well-known reluctance to support incomplete technology trends. The maker of the iPhone also...

Many are pressing play, but who’s willing to pay? In the past year, digital video viewing is on the rise for both free and paid content. And more teens are willing to pay for digital content, with 63% saying they purchased digital video in the past year, up from just 45% in 2016. Despite the rise in digital video consumption, however,...

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