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Inaugural ‘Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology’  Presented to Geena Davis LOS ANGELES (November 16, 2017) – DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is pleased to announce the opening of the second year competition for two awards: the "Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology,” which recognizes female executives in the fields of entertainment and technology who have made a...

DEG on Wednesday evening presented the inaugural Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology to Geena Davis, Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (l.)  Also recognized with the Hedy Lamarr Achievement Award for Emerging Leaders in Entertainment Technology were scholarship recipients Johanna Baumann (winner) of the University of Michigan and Carolyn diLoreto (finalist)...

Thanks to all who attended DEG's NextUP Fall Emerging Tech Forum, produced by DEG's Member Advisory Council, in cooperation with Intel Capital and the Innovation Outreach Program (IOP). Xperi CTO Steve Teig (above) delivered an enthusiastically received keynote on the impact of machine learning to revolutionize home entertainment in the short, mid and long terms, describing a path from technologies such as automatic subtitle generation and translation...

DEG president Amy Jo Smith on stage at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel yesterday with leading experts in cyber security. The speakers educated attendees at the Fall Membership Meeting on best practices stemming from the World Economic Forum's first-of-its kindset of cyber resilience principles. From left to right, panel moderator Jonathan Perelman of ICM Partners; panelists Ernie Liu of Mandiant,...

SAN DIEGO -- Music industry leaders discussed  the landscape for streaming Hi-Res Audio and consumers' eagerness for a higher tier listening experience, during the "Stream the Studio" Keynote at CEDIA 2017 here this week. DEG Senior Director Marc Finer, the keynote's moderator, and speaker Russ Crupnick, Managing Partner of MusicWatch, shared the results of several collaborative research studies on the topic of...

LOS ANGELES (September 5, 2017) – DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group today announced its incoming Board of Directors with commencement of its 21st year as the home entertainment industry’s leading trade association. DEG’s voting member companies elected the new Board of Directors to serve for the 2017-18 fiscal year (August 1 – July 31). New to the Board are Adam Rockmore...

U.S. home entertainment spending has grown 3 percent so far in 2017, reaching nearly $4.5 billion for the quarter and more than $9 billion in the first half, with consumers continuing to spend more on digital transactions to enjoy movies through electronic purchases and video on demand. Blu-ray Disc sales also enjoyed an increase in sales. Clearly, consumers continue to transition...

DEG's first ever Comic-Con exhibit, the "Future of Home Entertainment," was a hub of excitement at San Diego's Hard Rock Hotel last weekend. For three days, press and hundreds of consumers came to check out new home entertainment technology including Oculus Rift and Gear VR, 4K TVs, Ultra HD Blu-ray players and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray movies, plus props and scenes from some...

The DEG Board of Directors election for FY2017-18 is currently taking place by email. Ballots are due to DEG by July 26. The Board will be announced the week of July 31. For questions, contact DEG at 424.248.3809....

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