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March 23, 2020 | “We are running into the global arena faster than anybody,” Jeff Hirsch, Starz COO declared at a June 2019 conference. He was referring to the fact that the Starz digital platform will soon serve over 50 territories throughout the world. Starz is not alone in focusing on global growth; Roku reported, in its recent fourth quarter earnings...

Adapting to this rapidly changing environment requires the ability to quickly understand why viewers are engaging in content, beyond just traditional viewership metrics, and to interpret and adjust to those patterns in real-time. March 20, 2020 | The impact of the coronavirus has spread to every state and continent around the world (Antarctica is the only region spared thus far). Outbreaks are...

The chart above shows the correlation between P2P and legal viewing for recent top titles. [caption id="attachment_223551" align="alignright" width="150"] Tobias Queisser Cinelytic[/caption] February 10, 2020 | As competition for streaming viewers grows with the launch of new services from the major media companies, the entire industry is focused on what content consumers most want from these services.  While box office data is readily...

February 1, 2020, London: The Digital Entertainment Group Europe (DEGE) has today announced that it will be known as the Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI) with immediate effect. The move reflects the home entertainment trade body’s increasingly global outlook as it drives regional transactional activity while also meeting the evolution and opportunity presented by subscription streaming and global direct to...

Content, bundling and UI will define success This perspective appears in the 2020 edition of the DEG Q Member Magazine January 27, 2020| With the streaming wars upon us, the dream of a-la-carte TV is becoming a reality. But this newfound freedom, which allows viewers to select only the channels they want, comes with drawbacks. Indeed, utopia could be characterized as an...

New service's viewers are OTT newbies whose interests extend beyond family fare November 25, 2019 | November has been a busy month in the world of streaming services. The numbers around last week’s Disney+ launch were strong – so we took a look at what drove its initial success. Based on the latest NPD Device Ownership Trends & Profile report, consumers reported...

Apple’s ‘The Morning Show’ enjoys high awareness, but viewers know where to find ‘The Mandalorian’ November 18, 2019 | New SVOD services Apple TV+ and Disney+ launched less than two weeks apart earlier this month, with both investing heavily in prelaunch marketing. The two services took different approaches to building awareness, however, with Disney highlighting both its original content and its vast...

October 29, 2019 | London, United Kingdom – The Digital Entertainment Group Europe (DEGE) has today announced the addition of Google to its membership with immediate effect. Supplying a vast catalogue of movies and TV shows across its Google Play and YouTube platforms, Google joins the DEGE at an exciting time for the trade body as it works to support...

Our typical response to where long term U.S. Pay TV penetration will find a natural bottom has been that the absolute floor will depend on the number of households who consider sports content absolutely essential to their video consumption plans [caption id="attachment_6348" align="alignleft" width="200"] Michael Nathanson | Moffett Nathanson[/caption] September 26, 2019 | As cord cutting accelerates, investors are increasingly focused on where...

“The first problem you have to deal with is your own reaction. You will not be able to solve anything outside until you own how the situation affects you inside.” – Michael Singer, The Untethered Soul September 9, 2019 | Pursuing “success,” most people instinctively rely on the American work ethic formula: work hard, be smart, and push through obstacles to emerge victorious. This...